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Happy Birthday to this blog

Today, this blog is five years old. Wow, that’s old for a blog. I usually run some numbers on the birthdays (here’s last year’s). I’m an accountant, it’s what I do.

12,507 posts


629,910 spam messages

1,676,578 words in posts

2,744,935 words in comments

1,520,729 visits per sitemeter

2,630,856 page views per sitemeter

3:28 Average Visit Length per sitemeter (note: i don’t even look at my internal stats package any more)

11,121 in bound links per technorati

One opinion piece published in a newspaper.

Five different blog software packages.

16 mentions in dead-tree media (that I know of)

$868.84 spent on blogging

$4,979 dollars made from blogging

1 number of times hacked

Update: For your reading pleasure, my first post in which I went undercover to attend the meeting of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

21 Responses to “Happy Birthday to this blog”

  1. Snowflakes in Hell » Blog Archive » Happy Blogoversary Says:

    […] To SayUncle.  Five years is a long time. […]

  2. Ahab Says:

    Hey, congrats to you! Five years is like 50 years in Internet time.

  3. Jay G. Says:

    Happy Anniversary, Unc. You know you’re supposed to buy a gun to celebrate, right?


  4. Tam Says:

    Whenever anyone asks? “Who’s yer blogdaddy?“, I always Say Uncle. 🙂

  5. Linoge Says:

    Conga-rats. Quite an accomplishment these days, considering the average life-expectancy of a weblog out there.

    Now you damn well better keep it up ;).

  6. Music City Bloggers » Blog Archive » Good Morning, Nashville! Says:

    […] any rate, Say Uncle’s fifth blog birthday is today!  That’s pretty old for a blog, congratulations, there, Unc! (Can I call you […]

  7. Kevin S. Says:

    Congratulations sir!

  8. #9 Says:

    Congrats. A significant milestone.

  9. Rustmeister Says:


  10. Kevin Baker Says:

    Many happy returns!

    But your posts are too short!! Quantity does not make up for quality, you know! 😉

  11. blackfork Says:

    From your first post I could tell you were a patriot and a stand-up guy. Thanks for your good works. Best wishes for the next five years to you and yours.

  12. Dan Says:

    Congratulations on five years. How about five more?

  13. sean Says:

    Congratulations. Don’t stop now, this is one of my favorite daily reads.

  14. Barry Says:

    Happy Blogday, SU!

  15. nk Says:

    Happy blog-birthday and many happy returns.

    (BTW: Shaving puppies?)

  16. SayUncle Says:

    (BTW: Shaving puppies?)

    It just sounded mean and unnecessary.

  17. nk Says:

    Oh, ok. We would scrape the hair off our pig after we slaughtered it so we could have the skin for crackling so I thought … you know … you being a neighbor of Instapundit’s and all …. 😉

  18. jimmyb Says:

    And may you have many more blogiversaries!

  19. Manish Says:

    Congrats..I remember reading when the blog was 6 months how time flies.

  20. DirtCrashr Says:

    You made money from blogging? Congratulations even more!!

  21. Adam Lawson Says:

    Two days late, but I just saw this post. Congratulations!

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