I've been watching this number approach for a few days. This is my 2000th post since I started blogging on October of 2002, meaning I've managed about 1.4 posts per day...holy smokes. Along the way, I have learned the following from the blogosystem (it's really not a sphere....):
Writing is about fluidity.
The more you write, the easier it is to do so. Most bloggers quit. Don't do that. Blog nonsense until lucidity rises to the surface.
Write about what you think is interesting.
Don't try and figure out what they think is interesting. You'll probably miss it anyway.
Write long enough and you'll write something you regret.
That's what the 'delete post' option is for. There is nothing noble about exposing your stupidity longer than necessary. I've removed many a post and never regretted it.
Bloggers are neither as cool or dorky as their blog would indicate.
I've managed to be linked to people in various places - sometimes I follow up on their blogs and even actually meet the people. There is more to a person than meets the RSS feed, that's for sure.
Some people are born lurkers.
I don't know who you are but you never comment. I have no idea why you read this. I find it mildly amusing at times. At other times, I feel like taking out a restrainer order against you. But mostly I like it when you pop in.
Blogging leads people to a false familiarity.
I have literally had total strangers walk up to me and start talking as if they know me. A couple of times it's been a little creepy. I know this is my own doing - it's not their fault. It's just that they're not aware that reading a blog is like watching a tv show. The characters on the show do not know you.
I like blogs of people I disagree with.
I'm highly suspicious of people who only read things that lines up with their perspective. I hope you disagree with me regularly.
2000 posts down. More to come....