Yet again I missed the blog’s birthday, which was 7 March. Unbelievably (for so, so many reasons) the blog has now been going for over five years. In that time it has clocked up roughly 1,346,037 hits, 521 posts and 2,608 comments between the old wordpress.com site and the newer self hosted site.
When I think about the long, boring hours I have whiled away on writing long, boring posts on immigration law, fiddling around with cursed Yahoo Pipes, trying to work out why the blinking email subscription or blasted site feed was broken and so forth my eyes water with… er… nostalgia. Long time readers may also go a little misty eyed, for whatever reason, as they look through what I am going to call somewhat euphemistically the ‘design evolution’ of the site from 2007 onwards as it has morphed into its current incarnation (brought to you courtesy of the Wayback Machine):
Two columns, three columns, variations on three columns, fixed width, variable width, image header, blue, orange, images, no images, the blog has seen a lot of change in the last five years.
I think the current format should do for some time to come, though.