This is the 500th post on this blog, which I started back in June 2004 as a way of keeping in touch with friends in the UK, Australia and elsewhere. I'm glad I've maintained it since, partly because people still look at it now and again and partly because it serves as a diary of sorts for my own amusement.
I have definitely begun posting less often, largely because its original purpose has been largely superseded by Facebook. I intend to keep it alive, though, both as a link to non-FBers and as a space for more lengthy/discursive content.
By coincidence, today also sees the 500th post on Wrapped Up In Books, my book blog.