I'm going to celebrate by linking to my own personal favorites, some of which many have loved [or claimed to!], others which most probably never read. I'm only going to include posts that are not in my "Best Of SerandEz" scroll - which are to the left, and I recommend in a completely biased fashion. Anyways, here they are. The 5-second 5am reflection is on the bottom:
[EDIT: Wow - I didn't realize this would be so extensive. Find ones you think you'll be interested in. Or read all of them - my next 10,000 will come a lot faster that way!]
[NOTE: As always, the title of the post is an external link. For some posts, this may be important.]
All good milestone posts mention their first post. Mine was a picture - a good one, I might add...July:
My first good find was this hilarious video clip.
My first real post asked if Jews are smarter than everybody else.
Then there was my first anniversary post - one which counts, as opposed to this. (Kidding, kidding... I'll probably do the same thing next year. I'm actually extremely impressed - it's a great accomplishment.)
How to change the world - something I hope I always remember.August:
A tragedy that befell a family I know all too well.
An analysis of an op-ed by James Taranto on how the media ruined John Kerry's campaign. [Stop the groaning... it's actually a good piece.]
Why interrogations are sometimes neccessary. Racial...
The evil among us.
My discovery of the J-Blogging world - specifically Soccer Dad, Shoshana, and Miriam & Paul.
The first time I was linked.
Analyzing Chief Justice Roberts' speech.October:
Israel's negative income tax.
What the opponents say - and what do the non-opponents say.
The first part of our Crazy Shabbos. (Okay, I cheated - this is in the "Best of". But my friends love the whole series.)
When I finally discovered people I know read my blog.
Serach's feelings, expressed.
Apparently my most well-read post ever: Stuck on Stupid.
The other one that gets hit the most: Shidduch Music Video.November:
How to win your weekly NFL Pool. And later, proof.
The day I topped Michelle Malkin.
My meme. Is that redundant?
How Iraq shames the US.
Politicos start paying attention to blogs. [Now I have a few more posts on this subject as well.]
A DovBear mention!
Why Bush will be looked back on 30 years from now as wise.
Creating a monster - or just the possibility of a lot of good...Wow. Okay, I guess I'm biased - that's 35 of the 225 I've written. And that's excluding the dozen or so in the "Best Of". But honestly, these are the ones I'm somewhat prouder of. I look back on some of my other posts, and wonder - how could I write that? It's such garbage! Another time I'll look at a post I originally thought was somewhat poor and think, "Wow. That's a really great point." It's strange to look back. When we're in the writing mode, we are sometimes too focused - the posts lose that ebb and flow that is neccessary to really draw someone into what you're saying. Other times, we think we're too disjointed - but when we see how we pulled it all together in the end, it's a wonderful feeling.
Why jerks who out bloggers are jerks. And remain so.
I still have not fully understood why I blog. But I enjoy it.
I hope you are all enjoying as well. Thank you so very much for your readership.