130 Posts & A Year Later…

Yes, this is the 130th post of Tom’s Common Sense, and exactly one year after the first post. It’s been an interesting ride.

I originally wanted to post about my concerns with the business situation at Delphi, but soon was drawn into other subjects – politics, social issues, humor, Iraq, terrorism, and others. Some things have stayed the same, others have changed.

Also, not being content with the standard Blogger templates, the look of Tom’s Common Sense has changed several times, and an index of past posts by subject was created to allow you, the reader, to see what I’ve had to say about various subjects. Hopefully, this has helped some of you, although this might change in the future. Blogger’s Beta looks promising in allowing each post to have a subject, similer to WordPress and others. If anyone has switched over to the new Blogger Beta, please let me know what you think of it.

Other improvements to the template most commented on have been the Points to Ponder as well as the Notable Posts. I’m looking at changing these slightly as it requires that I modify the template each time these need to be changed. And that’s a pain at times.

The biggest change is that I’m having problems visiting everyone else’s blogs – life is busy between job & family. I’m not on the road as much, and this has reduced the time that I once had (I would write posts and visit everyone else’s blogs instead of watching TV). Hopefully, I will touch base with everyone once in a while, and I thank everyone for visiting this blog. Your comments and support have been overwhelming.

Last, I would like you, the reader, to tell me what you like or dislike about this blog. Subjects, look of the blog, or what you would like to read about. Any additional Points to Ponder that you would like to contribute and what your favorites are. Same goes for the posts that would appear in the Notable Posts. Operators are not standing by, but the comment section and email address are open for your comments.

Again, Thank You Everyone!

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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One Response to 130 Posts & A Year Later…

  1. Tom says:

    Happy anniversary, and many more to you, Tom!!
    Did you buy a new gun to celebrate?
    jimmyb | Homepage | 10.15.06 – 2:40 pm | #

    I had my one year two weeks ago. Congrats on hanging on. I agree that there are so many good blogs by good people that one can’t possibly read them all unless one chains himself to the computer and probably not then. I wish I had the time and attention span to read them all.
    Shoprat | Homepage | 10.15.06 – 10:16 pm | #

    Congrats on the milestone, Tom! Keep ’em coming!!
    Michael Hodges | Homepage | 10.15.06 – 10:21 pm | #

    Congratulations on your anniversary! May you have many more. I’ll be celebrating my second year in December.

    No matter how hard you try, it’s virtually impossible to visit everyone. I know, because I try! It’s a lost cause.

    Your blog looks great! I can’t think of any way to improve it.
    Gayle | Homepage | 10.16.06 – 2:29 pm | #

    Happy Bloggiversary!!
    Teresa | Homepage | 10.16.06 – 3:08 pm | #

    Keep up the good work!
    Tim | Homepage | 10.17.06 – 11:40 am | #

    I’m glad to see blogs that continue to thrive; sad when bloggers approach burnout, and they shut down.

    Other improvements to the template most commented on have been the Points to Ponder as well as the Notable Posts. I’m looking at changing these slightly as it requires that I modify the template each time these need to be changed. And that’s a pain at times.

    You know, I tried that for a while, after you clued me into it; but I had some difficulties whenever I tried to put in certain links. I might add it back into my sidebar; but I don’t think I’d be disciplined enough to update it very often. I have trouble just adding in new links to my blogroll.

    I have no suggestions for you other than to just keep posting!
    wordsmith | Homepage | 10.17.06 – 1:22 pm | #

    WOW!! Thank you one & all for your kind words.

    Jimmyb – No, not yet, but I am looking at a S&W .40 auto.

    Shoprat & Gayle – I just hate not having the time to go out & read everyone’s material. There is a lot of great authors with lots to say. Then there’s the few moments when you do have the time to rant on a subject…

    Micheal Hodges, Teresa, & Tim – Thank you!

    Wordsmith – I don’t plan on burning out anytime soon as this is sometimes my release from an insane world. I am looking at a method that will leave the template alone & all that has to be modified is an external file (more nerd & geek talk later).

    Everyone, thank you again and keep on blogging!
    Tom | Homepage | 10.17.06 – 6:33 pm | #

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