Sunday, June 26, 2011

100th Post

Dear loyal fans,

This is the 100th post of my blog. It's been over a year now since I started the Sartorial Skeptic back in May 2010, and now it has really taken on a life of its own. I really can't believe that I've actually kept this up, and I definitely do not understand why you people keep reading.

It's interesting to think that although 60-80% of blogs are abandoned within a month, mine has somehow survived 100 posts. But I suppose quantity really shouldn't be the absolute measure of a blog. When I started this site, it was more far important to me to make it entertaining rather than long-lasting.

I've been tracking my blog traffic, and I'm still amazed at the kind of people who read my blog: my family in Japan, my family in America, old high school friends, acquaintances scattered throughout Europe, friends in rural towns, friends in huge cities, medical school classmates, etc. But most of all, I'm surprised that I've managed to keep so many Kansas readers, many of whom I haven't seen in over a year.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know much it means to me that you are still reading. This blog has helped me remain sane throughout medical school and has been an outlet for me to experiment with some ridiculous humor.

So, as a reward to the fans, each day this week I will be re-posting a "Best of" series of my blog so far. I hope I've been a fun distraction for you this past year, and I hope you will continue to find some value in my writing in the years to come.



  1. How sweet. Thanks for reminding me about my long abandoned blog profile that fits the stats perfectly, haha. Hence, I have great respect and admiration for what you are doing here. Keep it up, and hopefully you'll lose some readers in the coming years!

  2. And why haven't you seen your most loyal Kansas readers in over a year? Hmmm?

    Anyway, in the next year (and/or next 100 blogs) I would like to make a request. More cooking photos. I have been cooking furiously with Aldi's ingredients (I know, not nearly as snooty as farmers markets, but half as expensive as Hyvee!), making italian loaves from bigas, turning spaghetti squash into a sweet and cool summer side dish, and am currently waiting for my orange mint to infuse some lime juice and water so I can make lime-orange mint ice cubes. Can you get any more summer, I ask you?

    Anyway, I want to share this with you, and since I have proven incapable of blogging, want to at least see what you're up to these days.