I’VE PASSED CAL RIPKEN!!

I first mentioned Cal Ripken back in a post on August 2, 2015, when I noted that he was my favorite baseball player of all time. My next mention of Cal was on December 31, 2015. That date represented one year of blogging, 365 straight days. In that post, I wrote the following: Now that … Continue reading I’VE PASSED CAL RIPKEN!!

A Tale of Two Halves: My WordPress Stats for 2021

If you're still reading this post, I guess the phrase "My WordPress Stats" wasn't enough to scare you off. So now you're obligated to read the rest... As you can see from the right side of the graph above, the views from the first six months of 2021 were all higher than the last six … Continue reading A Tale of Two Halves: My WordPress Stats for 2021

I’m Getting Closer to World Domination

I plan to write a couple of posts about one of my favorite blogging topics - WordPress stats. Tonight I'll take a global look at where my blog has been read, and where it has not been read, over the past seven years. The map above gives a nice overview of countries where someone, in … Continue reading I’m Getting Closer to World Domination

WordPress Giveth, and WordPress Taketh Away

It took a lot of restraint on my part not to write about the exciting day I had two days ago with regard to my WP stats. By 10:00 in the morning, I had more than 4,000 views. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for the huge spike; normally I've been getting around … Continue reading WordPress Giveth, and WordPress Taketh Away

Co-Founder of YouTube Dislikes Google’s Decision to Make Dislike Count Private; I Like It

The following is an excerpt from a statement issued by YouTube on November 11, 2021: "... earlier this year, YouTube experimented with the dislike button to see whether or not changes could help better protect its creators from harassment, and reduce dislike attacks — where people work to drive up the number of dislikes on … Continue reading Co-Founder of YouTube Dislikes Google’s Decision to Make Dislike Count Private; I Like It

The Warm Glow of the ‘Maybe Favor’

One of my favorite parts of writing a blog post is coming up with the title. I've even resorted to clickbait once or twice... But I have to give credit where credit is due. Tonight's title comes directly from Dan Ariely's column in today's Wall Street Journal. Here is the letter Dan received: I volunteer … Continue reading The Warm Glow of the ‘Maybe Favor’

I May Run Out of Money Before I Get 3,000 Followers

It happened again. Somebody, somewhere in the world made a decision they may soon regret. He or she decided to follow my blog, and in so doing, became follower number 2,000 of Borden’s Blather. I wrote a post last November about how it was kind of a letdown when I finally reached 1,000 followers, and … Continue reading I May Run Out of Money Before I Get 3,000 Followers

Someone Likes My Blog in Burundi!

I'm not sure what may have caused this, but today there was an unusually high volume (for me) of traffic from the country of Burundi in eastern Africa. I can't tell what blog posts the person (or persons) was reading (at least I don't think I can with WP stats), but I am assuming it … Continue reading Someone Likes My Blog in Burundi!

People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

This may be a first in five years of blogging every day. I'm sharing articles written by the same reporter, two days in a row. Yesterday, I shared a story written by Brittany Wong at HuffPost that explored the fear that people have of meeting new people, and how to manage such fear. Today, I … Continue reading People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

What’s Up with Saturday?

I know I had said I wouldn't talk about my WordPress stats until about a year from now, but what can I say. I'm weak. I first noticed this several weeks ago, and didn't think much of it. But now it's getting annoying. For some reason, unbeknownst to me, my stats on Saturday are almost … Continue reading What’s Up with Saturday?