Five years ago today, NonModernBlog was born. It was an afterthought, an exercise. I started it merely as a discipline, and to be honest it still is. Maybe a habit. It wasn’t until January 1, 2008 that I set out the “rules” that govern this blog and began to write not out of inspiration, but routine. I wondered at the time how I was going to be able to come up with enough coherent thoughts to maintain a daily habit. For the first 4 years I took weekends off. Now I find myself sometimes weeks in advance, with more ideas than days. It is not all important. It is not any of it really to be read. Not that I am not honored that people do read what I write. But I still write for me and I guess the day that that changes will be the day that I quit.
Five years is a big deal, not just for the investment, but because it seems to be a bit of a benchmark on the internet. Michael Hyatt over at his blog claims that the 5 year mark is when things really began to take off readership-wise. We’ll see what happens here. So far he may be right. Here is a chart showing average monthly page-views from 2008 to 2012 so far. April 2012 was the first month to break 10,000 page-views in a month!