Back in August of 2006, I decided to start up my fourth experiment in blogging, a professional blog about issues surround Sustainability, Land Development, Engineering and the local economy and urban form. The first three blog experiments have been long abandoned now, but UrbanWorkbench is still going strong, and with this post we’ve hit 900!
According to the computational search engine, Wolfram|Alpha, it has been 1288 days, or 920 weekdays since we started. Does that mean I’ve only taken 20 days off writing? Typically I write more than one post in a session, and do a lot of it on weekends, shuffling posts around as breaking news takes precedence.
So this is the point where I thank everyone who has supported me in this endeavor, particularly my wife Robyn, who has been extremely patient, the sponsors who have provided advertising support, t-shirts, coffee mugs, conference passes, academic books, non-fiction books to review, and speaking and writing opportunities. Lastly I’d really like to thank those who have participated in the conversations going on here, particularly those of you in the Kootenays who are affected by some of the local issues I’ve covered since moving here.
We moved to the Kootenays just over 3 years ago, when I started this blog we had no idea where we would end up living, only that we were planning on moving back to Canada. Now we are here, we couldn’t imagine loving anywhere else as much.