Post #3000.

§ March 16th, 2010 § Filed under blogging about blogging is a sin § 36 Comments

Well, post #3000 kind of sneaked up on me, there…I’d been tied up with work stuff and writing projects and tweaking the new version of the site and so on, and didn’t notice it was so close. Even though I had plans for #3000, by the time I was ready to finally start putting them into action, well, there it was. And since comics like to commemorate big “anniversary” type events with issue numbers that end in zeroes, I wanted to do something at least a little special today.

It sort of weirds me out a bit that I’ve been at this as long as I have. I know other people have done it for longer, and there are plenty of folks out there who have been more prolific in their posting. But for me, personally, it surprises me a bit that I’ve stuck to it for 6 1/4 years, for 3000 posts.

But I’m glad I have. Despite the occasional low moments, the occasional frustrations with the industry and its level of discourse, the occasional feeling of redundancy given the large number of comic blogs out there and what makes me think I’m so special…

…the fact that you folks are out there, reading my site, and hopefully enjoying my particular perspective on comics is something that I find quite heartening. I originally started this site just to amuse myself, pal Dorian, and a few other friends, of both the online and in-real-life sort. And as I’ve mentioned several times before, that I managed to garner an audience beyond that small group of people that have already learned to somewhat tolerate me is a constant surprise.

So I wanted to use today’s post to thank all of you for reading my site. For continually coming back, whether it’s every day or once a week or once a month, whether you just glance at my site once in a while through your feed reader, or whether you just Google image-search my site for pics to hotlink for your Myspace pages. Well, okay, maybe I don’t want to thank those last people, but the rest of you…thank you for reading, and for your comments, emails, and other forms of encouragement for my behavior. And, especially, thank you for putting up with the hopefully-infrequent site glitches, my struggles with commenting systems and WordPress hoohar, and the periodic rants and losses of temper. I always want to provide smooth sailing, but thanks for not abandoning ship when I hit rough waters. (NOTE: I have never actually been on a boat.)

Thanks for sticking around, and I’ll see you all tomorrow.

most images from the Grand Comics Database, a fine resource for your comic-booking needs

36 Responses to “Post #3000.”

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  • Roger Green says:

    ANOTHER celebration this week! You are a party animal. I only come here for the free drugs, myself.

  • You’re welcome!
    I haven’t read an actual comic book in years (on paper or online) but you constantly remind me as to what I’m missing and what I’m not.
    And there was a Caged Heat 3000? Sooo cool!

  • Bully says:

    Happy Mystery Progressive Ruin 3000, Mike! And your robots, too!

  • Old Bull Lee says:

    No Mike, thank YOU for all the entertainment you provide here.

  • Nate says:

    Thanks for keeping the blog, Mike! Here’s to thousands more posts to come.

  • Jake Saint says:

    I read “something, something… glance at my site… blah,blah…” so I don’t know why people are congratulating you, but you probably deserve it, so I guess I’ll add my kudos as well.

  • joncormier says:

    Congratulations, Mikester 3000! Or should I say, the M-3000? The world really is a better place because this site exists and that someone out there can find the charm in the goofy goofy world of comics.

    But I’m not sure anything will top robot Mike.

  • Nimbus says:

    Congrats Mike! As well as providing a bunch of thoroughly entertaining posts (one every day usually!), I’m thankful that you haven’t plastered the place with tons of adverts.

    Here’s to another 3000 posts. Cheers!

  • GQ says:

    Congratulations! I visit every weekday and it’s always fun. You’ve a great “voice” and an engaging writing style. (Plus you used one of the banners I designed for you so you’ve clearly got taste.)

  • Not only was there a Caged Heat 3000 comic, it was the adaptation of the movie! And it was the third movie in the series!

  • Walaka says:

    Yay, Mikester! Even though I haven’t been able to get the RSS feed to work on your new site, I still manually click to it every single day. It’s just the ginchiest! Here’s to many more consecutive zeroth posts!

  • rob! says:

    Woo, 3000! Congrats!

  • beta ray steve says:

    If it was really like Camelot 3000, you would have posted it six years late.
    Congrats on a great blog!

  • De says:

    Your site is one I read, without fail, every single day. If I don’t have access to a PC, I read on my Blackberry. Thanks for bringing the fun day in and day out, even during times when it’s clear that you’re taking time away from something else to do this (like sleep if your Twitter feed is to be believed).

  • Jason says:

    Congratulations Mike and thanks a lot. Your site is a daily stop for thoughtful insight, comedy, or Sluggo-related terror.

    Also, happy belated birthday!

  • Anna says:

    Happy 3000!

  • Andres says:

    Congrats Mike, your blog is a pleasure to read every day (but especially Saturdays…hint, hint).

  • Mojo says:

    Congrats! May you do 3,000 more.

  • Johanna says:

    Congratulations and glad to see you sticking around for more!

  • Tom K Mason says:

    Congrats on 3000! Is there some kind of variant cover for this special post?

  • philip says:

    Your blog is one of the very few that I also visit when I’m not at work. That’s how far “in the tank” I am for Progressive Ruin. You’re welcome, I guess, and thank you for the daily shot of comics fun.

    Also, Caged Heat 3000? I’m gonna hotlink the shit out of that. What? WHAT?

  • Scott Rowland says:

    Congrats, and thanks for the always entertaining and often thought-provoking commentary.

  • Congratulations, Mike. As someone who’s been blogging all of a week-and-a-half, I can scarcely imagine writing 3000 posts. Here’s to the next 3000.


  • Ray Van Buskirk says:

    Dude, can you feel the LOVE? The pulsating, frenzied, passion coming from this comments section? And it’s all aimed at YOU baby! Happy 3000th!

  • Mike Walker says:

    I like to enjoy!

    Thanks for the bloggings.

  • FxHx says:

    Good lord, Mike, has it really been 6 1/4 years? Congratulations on your infinite amount of patience.

  • Progressive Sterling's Mike Ruin says:

    I love you, Mike!

  • Chris K says:

    To-GA! To-GA! 3000!!

    3000 posts and I’ve read ’em all! 3000 thanks and congratulations to you!

    –Chris K

  • Mike Loughlin says:

    Congratu…lations, Mike… on post…. number…. 3,000… May the …Green… sustain you… for many years… to come.

  • 3000 thanks to YOU, Mikester… for putting so much fun and ruin into my past 3000 (approx) days.

    Happy Major Milestone!


  • Undeadboy says:

    Hey Mike, thankyou for providing a part of what has become my ‘morning paper’. Congrats on the landmark and I hope you’re around for a lot longer!

  • Ben Gebhart says:

    Congrats on the milestone, and thanks for the daily dose of entertainment! Keep up the great stuff!

  • Mikester says:

    Thanks, everyone! You’ve done my ego a great deal of good!

  • Unga Bunga says:

    How could you omit issue #3,000 of The Beano? I’d say “for shame,” except that shame has nothing to do with your blog.

  • JIFF says:

    3000 blog entries!
    It it easliy said, and actually easier said than done, being in this wolrd of blogging for so long