The name "Great Guys" was a joke among eight friends from college. The blog was started to help coordinate annual get-togethers and to provide a forum for continuing discussions from those get-togethers. The get-togethers still happen every year.
At least one of the Great Guys never posted anything at all. Three of us posted regularly for about a year. Those were some interesting posts since the third regular poster was quite liberal, while Howard and I are, ummm, well, decidely less liberal/progressive/left-wing/statist/collectivist/etc. and too much less so for blogger #3 to continue so he dropped out. That's unfortunate, because he provided balance to Howard's and my perspectives.
Averaging 2 posts per week for 10 years feels like decent output and decent staying power. I'm likely to continue for several reasons:
- I enjoy the debates that many of my posts seem to stimulate
- It's a great way to keep in practice with writing and I find when I write proposals they go a lot faster and easier when I've been blogging
- It provides a way for me to organize my thoughts and think about things and I hope it does the same for at least some of my readers
Well, at 1,000 posts per decade, I'm hoping to hit a 5,000 post (I'll be 94 then), but surely we'll see number 2,000 one day?
Many thanks to our loyal readers for all their support and feedback!