Monday, April 27, 2015

One Thousand and One

Time flies.

I've never been one to count, to keep track, but in just over a month, The Brown Knowser will be celebrating its fourth anniversary. And in those four years, I've written mostly for myself but also for the people who have followed along on this journey, where something comes into my head and leaves through my fingers.

I've ranted, I've raved, I've made shit up. I've explored the city that I call home, have noticed little spots around my nation's capital, and have asked you if you know where that place is. I take photographs. I share music that I like.

The Brown Knowser is my playground.

Anyone who has a blog can see how many posts have been published. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that I was coming to a milestone but I didn't pay close attention until I published last Friday's post. And then it dawned on me:

I published The Brown Knowser's 1000th post.

I write primarily for myself: it's therapy, it's escape, it's a genuine source of pleasure. And, I'm glad you've been there to follow. Thank you.

Not all of my posts are winners (some are crap even before I press Publish), but there are many that you have liked. The most-popular post, by far, was the compilation video of my Bate Island Project, thanks in part to the exposure on CBC News. Where In Ottawa remains popular, as does Wordless Wednesday and Music Monday.

For you, who follow The Brown Knowser, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You're my rooting section. And while I don't count the number of posts that I write, I look forward to the next thousand posts.

If you enjoy my posts, consider coming out to Blog Out Loud, where I will be reading one of my posts, along with some truly talented Ottawa bloggers, as part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival. I'd love to see you and thank you, face to face.


  1. Congratulations - that's quite a milestone!

  2. Good going, Ross. It takes discipline to stick at it - I am sure there have been times when you have just drawn a blank too. Your posts are fun - keep 'em coming.