I knew that this milestone was coming up, but in typical Bits by Brereton style, I managed to not do anything special for the 100th blog post. I’m reminded of when I realized that my 1000th tweet was pretty unspectacular. I merely said to myself “Dammit, well I guess I’ll have to do something special for the 2000th tweet.” Something tells me I’m not going follow through with that either. If I’d been updating this blog on a more frequent basis, I would have hit 100 posts much sooner. I mean, yes it was nice that the 100th post was a reflection piece on an important player in gaming-related content, but the 100th post could have been something about cat videos, and that would have made it that much more mundane. In any case, it’s hard to imagine that I’ve written 100 posts on this blog, which I started back in June. When I think about all the things that have happened since I started this blog it feels a little surreal. From E3 to the Toronto International Film Festival, I’ve written posts on all kinds of subjects, and I’ve had fun doing every minute of it.
There are two key reasons why I started this blog. The first was that I wanted to put my thoughts and opinions about both geek culture and popular culture on paper, even if no one read it. And the second was that I simply wanted to write, again even if nobody read any of it. I’m not a professional writer by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s an activity that I love to do and the more I get to do it the more satisfaction I get out of it. Over the last couple of months some of my posts have gotten a decent amount of traffic, and while that isn’t the primary goal, it’s a nice thing to see. Thanks to everyone who has read any of my stuff and I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
I can’t say if I have a particular favourite post. All of the reviews I’ve written, whether it be for games or films are perhaps the closest I have to a favourite. I’m especially excited to write more of those this year as some of the games being released are titles that I’m incredibly excited about. I can’t wait to not only play them but talk about them here on Bits by Brereton. While I don’t know what life will throw at me or how long I’m going to keep writing on this blog, I know that I want to keep doing it for as long as possible.
Here’s to the next 100!