Monday, April 16, 2018

200th Post Milestone Passed!

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?

10 comments:

Jon said...

Congratulations on getting to #200... or would it be, 296? Either way, congrats on the milestone. Unfortunately I don't really have any thoughts on a possible contest, other than, they are always fun, but you don't necessarily have to have one in order to celebrate an achievement.

Matthew Scott said...

Congratulations on the milestone. I usually keep it simple for contests and just tailor a prize to the winners collecting habits.

Matt said...

Congrats on 200!

Tony Burbs said...

Congrats on hitting the two-century mark. There's no need to feel obligated to do a contest/giveaway for your anniversary - it's a mark that deserves celebration no matter what!

CaptKirk42 said...

Congrats on post 200 (296), and for returning to blogging after your hiatus. Even if it was a different kind of blog at first. Contest? We don't need no stinkin' contest.

P-town Tom said...

I'd either go with what BWTP has already suggested or a blaster of the newest product. Those are my two preferred methods of prize giving. But, I agree with CaptKirk42, we don't NEED a contest... which I'm happy to hear because my blog just celebrated it's 7th birthday and I didn't host a contest. Just too busy.
Congrats and keep churning out those posts!

Corky said...

Congratulations on hitting the 200 post milestone.

Fuji said...

Congratulations! Keep up the great blog!

Jafronius said...

Congrats on 200! Resistance is futile!

Julie Owens said...

Congrats! I'm glad to have found your borg. blog. i'm finding it hard to think for myself on the whole.