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Saturday,  03/05/05  11:18 PM

I've been blogging for a little over two years now.  When I started, on January 1, 2003, I started slow.  My posts were short, with few pictures.  I had very few regular readers (hi Mom!) and very little traffic.  Then exactly two years ago I did something very few bloggers have done.  I wrote a "popular" article.  That one little article, The Tyranny of Email, transformed my blog presence.

Suddenly I was on the map.  Dave Winer linked it, and the rest, as they say, was history.  I'd only been blogging three months, but there I was on the home page of slashdot, and my traffic hasn't dropped much since.  That article remains by far my most popular page, and periodically someone new discovers it, links it, and poof! I get a bunch of traffic.  (This just happened, Omar Shahine, "yet another Microsoft blogger", posted a link two days ago, and I've had a flood of traffic since.  Thanks, Omar :) 

I could probably stop blogging altogether and I'd still get a bunch of traffic from that one page alone.  Don't worry, I won't.

I've posted a bunch of articles and notes and pictures and all sorts of stuff in the past two years - if you're new around here, please check out my greatest hits over there on the right, which are the posts which have received the most hits - but actually I'm just a onetrick pony :)