Whew! Time For A Rest!
I don't know about you all out there, but the pace of activities in Costa Mesa over the past couple years has been so frenetic and frustrating that sometimes it's important to just throttle back a little, take a deep breath and contemplate the future. This is one of those times for me.
For the next few days I'm going to turn the Cauldron down to a slow simmer and just relax and TRY to not think too much about Costa Mesa's future. Yeah, right! Anyhow, I'm going to try.
So, while I'm not going to completely ignore my responsibilities, it might take longer for your comments to appear. Be patient. Don't just keep hitting that "send" button. I will see them eventually.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Before I go, though, I wanted to share something with you. I started blogging in July of 2005 and shifted to this format and host, Blogger, in November of 2006. One advantage of that change was that I could post your comments. Of course, if you've been a regular reader, you know that's been a mixed blessing. My goal from the very beginning was to present my views to stimulate discussion of what I thought were important issues in our community. The new host gave me a way to measure that - your comments.
Recently Blogger changed the interface I use to post these things and, as a result, began showing me an interesting number - the cumulative number of Page Views since November, 2006. I had intended to mention this earlier this week as the counter crept toward the 800,000 number, but got distracted by the news of the day. Here's what that number looked like as I begin to post this entry.
AMAZING! AND THANK YOU...
I don't have anything to compare that number with - I do know that the "big guys" in the blogosphere rack up those kinds of numbers in a week. Do you think a million page views are possible before the end of the year? Maybe... Thanks to all of you who participate here. I'm grateful that you've chosen A Bubbling Cauldron to share your views with your neighbors and hope you'll continue to do so. I'll be back soon...