Friday, August 7, 2009

blogs come, blogs go....

I know a blogger who has been posting every day for over ten years, and another who has posted everyday since 2003. BUT man, a lot of blogs have disappeared, whether because the folks went to facebook or ran out of things to say.
This blog began on myspace today 3 years ago but by late August 2006 I had come to blogger and
the original pottersblog lasted 2 years and one month and then I opened this one. This blog is 11 months old, and running out of memory :)
I am proud of myself. I post 3-6 posts of baloney a day, and when this one fills up I'll start another.
Let's look at the figures:
-3 years
-2 blogs
-over 4500 posts total
-I have now met face to face dozens of bloggers from around the world
-and in 2008 the blog sold over 500 pots, over 3 years it has sold over 1000 pots

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


(teapot by Gary Rith)

23 comments:

nickandmiri said...

Congrats Gary, and as they would say here "Gracias a ti!"--I'm sure I'm not the only one who not only enjoys your posts but has also found many other interesting blogs through your blogroll. You're a great ambassador for the diverse world of bloggers. Keep it up!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

thanks :)

kcinnova said...

Ambassador Gary :)
I came back from a 2-week vacation and you had posted 68 times!! I can't keep up with you.

It does make me sad when bloggers disappear or fade away.

Karen said...

Whew! Gary you had me scared for a minute that you were closing up shop. Not that I would ever guess you would but I'd have said the same thing about Tink a week ago too! Thanks for being you! I love reading your ramblings.

Dan n Kai said...

Aloha Gary,
Mr Dan and I love the silly bits about you and the Mrs in your blog.. It's a good giggle with a cuppa in the morning.
Congraddies on being a vintage Blogger.. :)
Peace kai n Md

Barbara Martin said...

It pays to hang in there blogging.

I notice the cooling photo above as I did the same for my hiking posts hoping it would cool me off. Works fairly well.

Gordo said...

Jeez, Gary! You scared me, too. I thought you were leaving. Whew.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

LEAVING??? I have so much bullshirt to share I have to hold myself back.....

Kimberly said...

happy blog day!

Norah said...

Good thing you're not leaving! How else would I procrastinate at work? Keep up the good work

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Yay Cousin GARY!

jimgottuso said...

when i started blogging in february (it's only been 6 months!), i looked to you as someone who knew his bloggin' stuff and those stats are really unbelievable. you go amigoooo.

Farmer*swife said...

Well, your pots and mugs and stuff are all great -- but, we really come here for Y-O-U!

red dirt girl said...

You are DA - MAN !!! those are impressive stats and i'm glad to say, as a blogger who tends to appear and disappear at regular intervals, that it's great to read you on a regular basis - even better to call you friend!

xxx
rdg

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Impressive stats! The fact that your pottery is so amazing helps.

Jessica said...

Yay Gary!!! Keep on Posting! I'm with Gordo and Karen, I was worried, too, when I started reading the post--thought you were leaving!

Stacey B said...

Congrats! I'm glad you have a blog...I never would've found piggy without your blog :o)

Wow, a blog can run out of memory..I thought only I was capable of that. What was I just saying?

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Blogger has this thing every time you post pics
"have used ____ of your memory" and at this point, this blog is 11 months old and 80 percent full....I am guessing somewhere in October I'll have to open another!!!!
And its time for another post today, yippee! Thanks for all the nice comments!!!!!!

Wildrun said...

yeah, it is sad. I had blogs that were like my old friends, and they slowly faded away until one day...."not found." Facebook is great, but it's not a blog. It's a shoutout, not a story.

Prohomemaker.Com said...

Congrats on your bloggieness. Been womped in work this past week, but have two posts saved up -- thank goodness.

TheColorTree said...

That's a lot of pot! I mean, pots!

Cinderelish said...

Congrats Gary. You have reached some amazing milestones. I am happy to say I have enjoyed every post. Rock On!

Hilary said...

Congrats to you.. your content is always great. You never seem to run dry. You creative types. :) Good going!