28 May 2004

Six Months Before the Mast

I began this blog on 28 November 2003, six months ago today. (See here for the first post.) The odometer shows 5,856 visits. As some of you know, the blog was originally communal, but one of the four members didn’t publish anything, another published only sporadically, and the third—a philosophical novice with more presumptuousness than sense—raised my hackles by challenging something I posted with the obvious aim of embarrassing me. With friends like that, who needs enemies? I decided to make it a one-person show. I’m glad I did. The others can start blogs of their own.

I try to post at least one item a day, even if it’s only a link to something interesting. The daily readership is small, compared to, say, my AnalPhilosopher readership, but that’s okay. If you’re a regular visitor, thanks. I’ll keep the blog going. Spread the word. If you have something to share with me, please do. By the way, I would open a comments section, but I’m afraid it would attract cranks. In fact, I know it would, because it did. It’s not worth the hassle. If someone sends a civil letter to me, even if it’s opposed to animal liberation, I’ll post it. I’m not trying to avoid controversy. I’m trying to avoid incivility.

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