Happy 100th

I’ve hit a century of posts!

100 not out. A bit of a cricketing term there, I am sorry for the non-sport fans.

William Gilbert "W. G." Grace (1848 ...

William Gilbert “W. G.” Grace (1848 – 1915), English cricketer, taking guard. Signed in ink in the lower white border. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Above is an actual picture of me from a hundred years ago. I called myself W.G. Grace back then and wear my beard more fashionably trimmed these days.

Before my delusions take control, what else has 100?

The Centipede’s supposed to have a hundred legs. They can have as few as 20 or as many as 300 legs, apparently. Imagine shoe shopping with one of those on the weekend:

“Can I try another left shoe for foot 84. Feels tight.”

At 100 years of age in GB’land you receive a letter from the Queen. Yes, a personalised message inside a card from The QUEEN! When casually discussing your 100th birthday at the salad bar (hardly likely to celebrate 100 in a burger bar are you!) you can say,

“Aunt Aida forgot my birthday, again, but The Queen sent me a card.”

You also get a card on your 60th wedding anniversary. Before you ask. They don’t know and send you a card. You contact the proper people at the palace and they make the arrangements. You could probably Tweet The Queen as a heads up. Maybe, I don’t know for sure πŸ˜‰

Bunting #2

Bunting #2 (Photo credit: tricky (rick harrison))

I’m just full of information today. Well, full of something. Ahem, anyway.

The stats gurus at WordPress now provide you with little Awards so you know when you’ve beaten previous milestones.

In my 100 posts, I’ve somehow managed to bribe you all into hitting my posts over 10,000 times; including my responses, there have been over 2,000 comments; you’ve clicked that little like button over a 1,000 times and 389 of you are insane enough to follow my blog.

My 100th post comes 532 days after the first one, so approximately a post every 5 days. Happy with that. Not too many, not too few.

When my first post went live, I never dreamt of reaching 100 hits, let alone this number of posts.

WooHoo!

Thank youΒ for your comments and consistent support. I’ve had a blast over the last 18 months, met some great people and learnt many, many things that will help improve my writing. I’ve also downloaded several books that I only know about through blogland.

Here’s to the next 100!

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So, does The Queen click like on this post or does she leave a comment??

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Disclaimer: The administrators of this blog would like to point out that there have been, in fact, 105 entries posted to this blog though 5 of them have been Guest Posting greats from the blogasphere. If you doubt the numbers, please feel free to click back on each post and count through them. Click the little like button to act as a breadcrumb to remember your journey. Start HereΒ and report back your progress.

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About Pete Denton

I'm a writer working my way through the redrafts of a British crime novel. I also write short stories, flash fiction and some screen writing. Check out my blog for more.
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39 Responses to Happy 100th

  1. Congrats! I’m about halfway to 100 posts πŸ™‚

  2. Congrats on the 100th! πŸ™‚ Beth

  3. Congratulations. Happy 100. Keep it up.

  4. EllaDee says:

    If the Palace staff have overlooked responding, I’m hoping my sentiments will be sufficient, as Her Majesty is fond of us Australians, I believe, and very taken with Hugh & Elle, despite being a tad disappointed in our 2Day FM radio jocks… but then we all are, even before that tawdry episode. Extending royal congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of your 100 and wishing you many more.

    • Pete Denton says:

      Thanks, EllaDee. Yes, I think The Queen loves all in the Commonwealth πŸ™‚ She still hasn’t commented. Must still be editing it to get the wording just right.

  5. Ere, Billy Grace. You been ‘ittin then chips again ave you. Your trousers up to your armpits to avoid the old pot there.You’ll not mek many runs like that.
    Happy Hunnerd tho’.

  6. jmmcdowell says:

    Congratulations on the 100th post! And I’d like to say thank you for posting at a pace I can keep up with for reading. πŸ˜‰ If the Queen’s anything like her mother, she’ll be sending one to herself in a few years. Or will William be King before then? πŸ˜‰

    • Pete Denton says:

      Thank you. Apart from the odd challenge like the A to Z when my blog will explode posts for the month of April, I can’t write them faster than I already do! Not and get any other writing done at least.

      I think William might be King by the time she reaches her century. πŸ˜‰

  7. jacheree says:

    I think I have like, 6 posts. I have a way to go… haha! Congrats to you, though! Yay, blogging writers!

  8. robincoyle says:

    The Queen Mum “liked” and commented on all of my blog posts until she discovered you. I’ll forgive you. Happy 100! Here’s to 100 more, or more!

  9. Congratulations on reaching the 100! I’m still in the 80s I think on mine. I tend to be a once a week gal on my main blog! πŸ™‚

  10. Subtlekate says:

    Wonderful! I love your posts, I love your blog, Cheers to you and heres to a century more.

  11. Congrats! You’ve got a great blog so it is no wonder that you have hit 100 posts. Here is to the next hundred and many more after that.

  12. Fabulous, great work, always interesting blog, onward to the next century! And look at all those awards, what a champion. πŸ™‚

  13. ReGi McClain says:

    That’s a very good picture of you. I like the beard. You ought to grow it back.

    If I make it to 100, I’m going to a burger joint with burgers the size of my head and chocolate cake even bigger than that. No point in being healthy at that point… πŸ˜€

  14. 4amWriter says:

    Happy 100th. I think milestones like that are always fun to recognize.

  15. I am proud to add to your like and comment count. Well done, sir!

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  17. Congrats on a century of posts! Wow. Very cool. πŸ™‚

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