This blog was originally started in 2005 as an exercise in creative writing and commentary on life in general. I posted a total of twenty times that year on topics like the petroleum industry, soy, the internet, the grocery store, kinds of people, cellular phones, and just random ramblings and thoughts that occured to me at the time. Some of it is quite amusing, though no one was really reading it except me and a couple of my friends.
Then I paused. For about four years. In 2009, I started back up putting up posts with custom cards and sports commentary. Had some pretty creative ideas for customs - mostly of relic type cards. All in good fun. I averaged about a post a month from then until the beginning of 2017, when I started posting about three times a week at least. That's when I consider the "real" start of The Collective Mind. It's when I got on the blogrolls of Night Owl and several other "legit" card blogs. I feel like I'm in with the "cool" card people now.
So there were 96 posts before the "official" start of TCM. The last one about the Chantilly show was #296, making it the 200th regular post.
In honor of the milestone,......well, ..........hmmm.
I can't decide what to do to celebrate. I was thinking of having a giveaway, but I've already been picking up or pulling cards for several blogger bretheren, so that's a bit redundant.
Usually, other people hold contests for big hits or gift certificates to dealer sites. I could do something like that. I could hold a draft for all the weird stuff and extra card stock I have. I've got a lot of stuff i could move, but it's mostly set builder stock. I'm not beyond shopping for something though....
What do you guys think?