just another wordy day for a wordy Manhattan Loft Guy, but a milestone post

if you keep doing this long enough you will do a lot of these
I wonder if any readers who noted the Countdown thing at the bottom of the last ten posts were readers back in August 2009, the last time I put that kind of counter on a series of posts. As you would see in two posts (August 24, 2009, three zeroes / flipping the odometer on a major Manhattan Loft Guy milestone, and August 23, 2009, master list of Manhattan loft closings since November) I screwed up the Countdown to 1,000 posts then, finally noting in that August 24 post that August 23 had been #1,000. This time I was more careful.

By now you realize that this is post #2,000. Regular and patient readers will agree that the typical post (other than weekend “diversions”) is long, but I was surprised to do a word count recently on what felt like a typical post and find more than 1,300 words. Zounds!

That suggests (without getting too precise about it) that there are something like 2,000,000 Manhattan Loft Guy words out there. I am not saying I am proud of each of them, but I am proud of a lot of them, and especially proud of just showing up, day after day, loft sale after loft sale, trying to offer something of value to folks interested in lofts in Manhattan.

As it happens I will do some kind of milestone post again soon, as the 7th anniversary of this blog comes up later this month. The 2,000 posts took something less than 2,200 days.

I will have more to say (probably in that coming anniversary post) about my resolve to be more refined on this blog, and about my ideas about using other social media to offer much more concise thoughts. I know that the simple process of writing posts the day before, then re-reading and editing the day of, will help these Manhattan Loft Guy posts.

I know that if you follow me on The Twitter I can’t use more than 140 characters @ManhattnLoftGuy

I know that if I learn some simple html I can put on each post here a Tweet button and a link to my Manhattan Loft Guy Business Facebook Page, which you would be invited to “Like”, and where I intend to do much shorter real estate pieces, not all of which will be based on long posts here.

I know that LinkedIn and Google+ platforms provide opportunities for different kinds of commentary, beyond the long-form transaction-based piece typical of this blog, potentially reaching different audiences.

I know that trying to run a full plate of real estate agent business while running a growing set of social media platforms is … er … challenging.

I don’t know if this blog will remain the principal outlet for my writing about Manhattan lofts, or what changes are in store even over the next year, let alone whether Manhattan Loft Guy will trip another set of zeroes on the blog odometer.

But I have too much to say to not find an outlet for it somewhere. And I do keep in mind the aphorism if I had more time I would have written less (check the various iterations and sources for that here). So many lofts … so little time.

… 10 … 9 … 8 … 7 … 6 … 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … 0 !!!

T W O  T H O U S A N D posts, but tomorrow is another day.

© Sandy Mattingly 2013


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