Visitor 30,000 has arrived on this blog. Small by global blogging standards, but not insignificant in absolute terms. Somehow it seems very appropriate that the visitor should be Ninglun (Neil).
Somehow it seems right to pay a personal tribute.
Neil was my first blogging friend. We met, as I remember it, through Alex Buzo. We have met personally only once, at Lord M's funeral. Yet Neil has always been there as a friendly discussant and source of wisdom.
Today I value his blogs as much as I did when we first started, and this despite his dratted template changes! I check what Neil has said two to three times a day. I decide whether to respond, or just read.
I am not alone. Marcellous, Thomas, AV, Legal Eagle to name a few - I know many who value you as much as I do. So, mate, do keep going. The issue is not how many visit, although that's a lot. The real key to me is that your blogs are what I call an intensity point - a constant stimulus and unifying point between colleagues and in public discussion.