This is, according to WordPress, my 1,000th post. The truth is, I must have written a couple of thousand more posts since I began blogging. Or at least publishing thoughts and views on websites I have hosted. It all started back in 2003 when I first came to Mexico. I bought some webspace and designed a crappy but functional website at garydenness.com. Which I called, and made a big bold banner for, imaginatively enough, garydenness.com.
Then followed a few more sites using sub domains. Then in 2005 I went over to a proper blogging platform, courtesy of My.Opera.com. Which lasted a couple of years, till I used and abused that blog doing paid adverts. So I transferred all the content, post by painstaking post, over to Blogger. In fact I went back and transferred over all the content on my many previous blogs, the ones that I still had data for anyway, into one big merged blog. I did leave behind a lot of posts that I felt weren’t relevant to my blogging theme – too much trouble for too little value.
And then I got fed up with Blogger, and decided to use and abuse that for paid adverts too. So everything of worth got imported over here to WordPress.com. And here, I think, I’ll stay. WordPress.com is a pretty inflexible and limited platform. But that’s a good thing, I’ve decided. Blogs should be all about content, and are all too easily screwed up with dodgy themes, iffy gadgets and widgets and other general debris that makes its way into the system.
But anyway, here I am, with 1,000 posts that I have considered worthy enough to keep. How I’ve managed to find enough inspiration for 1,000 posts I’ll never work out. What I’ve done over the last six years that is worth that much virtual ink is a mystery. But I’ll hazard a guess, and head off any notes of congratulation, should that have been entering anyone’s mind. I’ve done Mexico. Which is enough for a thousand volumes, let alone posts. And then some. Here’s to Mexico! Three cheers and all that. Without Mexico, the Mexile would be nothing. Less than nothing. Gracias Mexico. A thousand thanks. Etc.
I’ll leave you with a video that I’ve downloaded and re-uploaded, to my own YouTube channel, hoping most sincerely that the owner of said video won’t mind. It is a promotional video for Visit Mexico, and it would be a tragedy if he or she can’t see the value of a promotional video being promoted.