Thursday, June 8, 2017
We (You and I) Reach a Milestone
This blog, and you as reader, and I as a blogger, have reached a milestone. What I am writing, and what you are now reading, is my 1,000th blog post.
I'm not sure I could have known when I wrote and published that first post more than eight years ago, on January 19, 2009 (http://blog.appletonstudios.com/2009/01/learning-curves.html), that I'd still be writing, or that you'd still be reading, it.
I hope that, over the course of the past eight years and a little over four months, you have found it to be of interest and of use. I hope that at least some of the posts have been informative; I hope. also, that you have made some use of the links I have added (and continue to add to periodically). It was, and is, my desire that this blog could be a resource for people doing heraldic study and research.
Oh, yeah, while I think of it; if you should happen to find any broken links in my links lists, please let me know. I don't usually have the time to do anything more than spot check them occasionally, and we all know how fickle the "intertubes" can be about having websites die out or change their URLs. So if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can keep the resources here up to date, either by changing to the new URL or removing it from my lists here.
Anyway, the odometer is turning over at this blog post. We've done 1,000. Here's to many more!
And now, to keep things focused on the titular topic of this blog, and for your heraldic viewing pleasure, here's a few renditions of my own coat of arms created by various heraldic artists (as well as a couple by myself) over the years. Enjoy, and I look forward to writing for you in the future!