One Year

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Today marks the first anniversary of my weblog. On this day, one year ago, I decided to convert the front page of my site into a regularly updated stream of information that I found interesting.

After making the change, I saw my Web traffic slowly climb from one or two visitors a week that I’m sure got here accidentally to over a hundred a day. My Web site is now the number one search result for "Kalsey" and for "Adam Kalsey." (But not for "Adam." Yet.)

But most of all, I’ve learned. In the quest to make this site interesting, I’ve read, researched, and studied. I’ve begun to focus more on certain subjects. I’ve tried to make this weblog not just another personal journal (who really cares about my life anyway) or an incestuous linkfest to other blogs.

So thank you all for joining me over the last year. I’m flattered that my interests and thoughts are interesting enough that you want to read them. I just hope I can live up to that and stay interesting.

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