Armagideon Time


May 3rd, 2012

It’s something that I’ve been thinking for a while now:

I should start an mp3 blog.

I posted that back on May 3, physician 2006. Six years, salve four root canals, three template changes, and one site migration later and Armagideon Time is still staggering along. I didn’t think I’d last a month, much less five and a half years of daily updates.

The mp3 thing fell by the wayside after the climate for such things chilled and I realized it had become tangential to the written content. Music continues to play a prominent role on the site, which has evolved into a catch-as-catch-can venue for my thoughts and ever-swirling sequence of momentary obsessions.

There was a time when I meticulously tracked pageviews and traffic trends, but I’ve largely set aside any ambitions to be a “big thing.” I’d rather have a handful of readers than a legion of followers, and I’m quite content with the quality of AT’s regular audience.

So thanks for taking the time to muddle through my daily dose of convoluted syntax and poor proofreading skills. And thanks to all those fellow travelers who’ve provided assistance, encouragement and support over the years. (It feels unfair to single anyone out, but Mike Sterling and Dave Lartigue have been first among equals in that regard.)

I feel like there’s more I could and should say about this milestone, but I’ve got a busy day of orthopedic and physical therapy appointments (for the wife, as she can’t drive with the cast on) ahead of me.

If you swing by the comments section later this evening (Woo-bin time), I should have a little anniversary treat prepared for you.

Recommended listening:

13 Responses to “Six”

  1. Dave Lartigue

    Woo! (bin) Happy Blogday!

  2. Anna

    Happy Blog Birthday!

  3. Cathy

    Congrats on the bloggiversary!

  4. mikesensei

    Congrats! I first showed up for the music and stayed for the Talky Tawny.

  5. PJ

    Greasy luck on the next six!

  6. Cary

    But why is everybody against me? What have I done? I just want to blog about comics and stuff, instead of mp3s! That’s just what I want… and to lead a civilized life here among you human beings!

  7. bitterandrew

    Your special anniversary surprise! Valid for one week!

  8. Bill S.

    Your blog remains one of my favorites. Happy anniversary!

  9. Bully

    Happy blogiversary to the coolest cat online! (And I’m even counting Maru!) Six is a very good age to be, and may you have many more!

  10. TG

    Long time reader. Meant to comment many times but never did. It’s high time to say congratulations and thanks– I’ve read this through grad. school, the birth of two children and the commencement of a real career. It has indeed been a hell of a six years. But among all the crazy changes this blog consistently rules. Keep it up, man.

  11. prunella vulgaris

    I ended up over there for the tunes first, and stayed for the writing, the stories and ephemera. Thanks for introducing me to lots of fabulous female-fronted punkiness (ended up tracking down Los Abandoned’s album thanks to you), and all the comics books I didn’t read because I was born too late.

  12. Crowded House

    Congrats on the blog-iversary!

  13. Axolotl

    Happy anniversary. Can’t remember if I came for the music first or the comics, but you’re one of my go-to blogs when it comes to either.

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