I wrote my first blog entry in 2005, after we had come back from a three week tour of America. I remember telling a friend that there were things which I wanted to write about which wouldn't fit particularly well into the format of a letter - thoughts about music, books and programming - but which matched the format of a blog. She was supportive but remarked that I would probably stop writing to her; I said that I would continue, but I was wrong and she was right. I do have a life outside of this blog but I don't write about it to anybody.
So: 1000 blog entries! I do find this blog useful - I refer to it occasionally in order to read how I solved certain programming problems or to read what I thought about a certain record. It's also been a place to store memories of a life which changed dramatically nearly 40 years ago.
As has been my custom for the past few years, here is the 'top twenty tags' - the subjects which I have written about most in the last 100 blogs (it's actually 21 subjects as there is a tie for position 20).
Comparing this to the previous 100 blogs, 'DBA' was in third position with 13 entries, 'health' was in 18th position with 3 entries and 'holiday' was second with 14 entries. The statistician in me would say that there isn't enough spread in the results to make any conclusions.
I don't have specific data for all 1000 blogs, but Blogger itself maintains a count, albeit in alphabetical order. Here are the top subjects, as far as I can see