So here it is ladies and gentlemen, the post you have all been waiting for! This is Mindless Philosophy’s 100th post! Huzzah! Break out the champagne, send in the strippers, and let us commence the debauched celebrating!
Actually this post probably won’t really be all that exciting. When I realized number 100 was approaching I started thinking about what sort of epic post I could create to exclaim my 100th blog installment to the world. I thought about listing 100 of my favorite things, or sharing 100 bits of my personal observations, or some other such list of 100. As I began to really mull it over however, I realized that would be rather wordy and quite an undertaking just to come up with 100 various items and then type it all out here. So I kept putting it off, and putting it off, until finally several weeks have gone by without any posts whatsoever! I was forced to postpone a couple of Friday Funny Pages because I didn’t want those regular segments to be my grand 100th post. Now however you just get this. (Cue fanfare).
To start off let’s take a look back at a few of my personal favorite posts from the 100 thus far. These aren’t necessarily the ones that have had the most views but the ones I enjoyed writing or have a real connection to:
This particular installment does actually happen to be one of my most read blogs on the site. I really am proud of this one because I was on the forefront of this news at the time. Thanks to the efficiency of Google Alerts I happened upon this story rather quickly. In my continuing mission to raise the general awareness about Babylon 5 I hurried to address the rumors and tossed in a few of my own opinions as well. I’m usually not the type of person to be on the forefront of knowledge, generally information like this goes through several filters before it comes to me. I’m pretty sure my post here actually was a primary source for a few people, and I’m kind of proud of that. Sadly however the rumors were false, and the hopeful talk of a new B5 series was swiftly squashed which necessitated this follow up article: Babylon 5 NOT Returning According To JMS
This wordy proclamation regarding all things Star Wars, and the radio dramas in particular, is a favorite post of mine. It has not been heavily viewed over the course of its life here on the blog, but it has incited a few comments and pushes of the like button. I have a tendency to ramble in some of my blogs which generally is a detriment to articles in this type of forum. More often than not people are just looking for a humorous picture, short review, or relatable anecdote. Generally if a blog post is more than a few hundred words long folks just pass it by. I’m as guilty of this as anyone, a story has to focus on something I’m truly interested in if I’m going to invest my time reading it, either that or it has to lure me in with the promise of some sort of revealed knowledge at the end. Anyway, this article is just me sharing a portion of my love for the Star Wars films and my obsession with the Star Wars Radio Dramas which have been one of my favorite elements of Star Wars since about middle school. It focuses mostly on how I believe the radio dramas are wrongly overlooked these days, how they fill in some crucial moments that are absent from the movies, and how I think real Star Wars fans should be as excited about them as I am.
This one has lost some of its relevancy now that this particular group of Oscar nominees has come and gone. The one nice thing about that however is that you can immediately see which of our Oscar picks were correct and which were way off. The reason I enjoyed this so much was because I was able to convince my wife to participate in this mundane little blogging hobby of mine and I think with our combined talents we were able to come up with some good picks with some fairly solid reasoning to back them up. Plus there’s no shortage of witty banter between us. My wife is incredibly amusing, if you haven’t read her interview in my very first People I Know segment I suggest you do so now by clicking HERE.
Now over the course of my 100 posts I’ve somehow prompted a few misguided souls to actually subscribe to my blog! Sure I only have 13 regular followers, but hell, that’s one more than Jesus! So I’d like to take this time to personally mention and thank the loyal readers of Mindless Philosophy and encourage them to keep reading and make sure to comment and share their thoughts on my writings, after all that’s what this is supposed to be about right? (Of course at this point those Mindless Philosophy email notifications have probably been flagged as spam.)
But without further ado I say thank you to:
Arlo J. Wiley
and last but certainly not least
Please continue to read, tell your friends, and share your thoughts! You guys are the best group of mostly anonymous blog subscribers a fella could ask for!
Moving on now to the future! In the next couple of days I will have my next installment of People I Know in which I interview Jason Lemmon, a friend of mine and fellow blogger, one of his blogs can be found HERE. During our chit-chat before and after the interview we casually discussed the idea of starting a combined podcast where we would talk about the various plethora of things that interest us in the humorous manner in which we generally discuss such things. Since then we’ve been toying with the idea more and more and have tossed a few ideas around. While I won’t confirm or deny anything at this time, I will say that it is quite possible that there just might be such a production in the very near future. Expect to read more news about that here as it develops!
And finally, I would like to know what you the readers would like to see on this blog. After 100 posts of me spouting off randomly perhaps there might be some unexplored or underexplored topics you’d like to see get the Mindless Philosophy treatment, what subjects should be subjected to the Joshua Witsaman filter? Therefore I present to you this poll with which you can help shape the future of my random spoutings. Vote.
So there you have it folks, big ol’ post 100. Now as always . . . .
That is all!