March 25, 2010

Blog Celebrates First Birthday!

I don't do much with my stat porn because, quite frankly, I don't think anyone cares.

I don't myself, but I have been very surprised at your interest in my shenanigans.

Look what you did:

(Click to enlarge).

We at Ranty Barracks (OK, OK, it's just me really), salute you.

Thank you for showing up, reading, commenting, supporting, and inspiring me to keep at it.

One year on and I am almost standing up straight. I am off my knees, at least.

Soon I'll be walking, and then?

Stick with me and find out. I may need master bakers and a goodly supply of files inserted into a fine selection of cakes.......

We'll have some fun on the way, and hopefully learn a new skill or two.



Mark Wadsworth said...

That's not bad going. Happy Blogday.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Very impressive indeed, CR. Always knew you 'coulda been a contender'. :-)

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Mark.

Up and to the right. That's what you accountants like, right? The trick is to maintain, I spose.


Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Dick.

We both know you were instrumental in the launch of this blog. I am especially grateful for your help.


Corrugated Soundbite said...

You do alright for a communist ;-)

I'm slightly jealous. My best monthly performance was back in January. I accrued 3,800. No fair :-)

Congrats on your full year in the blogosphere. It's not easy researching, simplifying and making sure you've not missed bits in your articles when you're out there earning a crust for yourself 16 hours a day (former freelance web developer speaking here!).

Keep going Ranty. You have much thought to provoke. And indeed you have already...

Anonymous said...

I fucking hate stat porn but seeing as its you CR congrats and keep revving the fucks into the bastards ;-)

scorpy66 said...

Congrats, Captain! Impressive and well-deserved. I don't normally bake but would whisk and blend in a heartbeat should you ever need it.

Constantly Furious said...

Happy Birthday, Cap'n. And 'gratz on your stats...

Captain Ranty said...

Thank you CS.

Your words mean a lot. I lerv hanging around at your place. Often when I read other blogs it kicks off a train of thought that develops into a new rant or, God forbid, a considered post.


Captain Ranty said...

Now then Grumps, you deserve a full and formal Thank You. Your "inside info" a couple of months ago did wonders for my visitor numbers.


Captain Ranty said...

Good to see you here Scorpy, my love.

I'm not sure if you know who I am, (You might be surprised!) but we have met, and the pleasure was all mine.

I think I will email you and ask for a cake anyway!


The Grim Reaper said...

Out of curiousity, what kind of software/website do you use to keep an eye on your blog statistics?

Captain Ranty said...

Thank YOU Mr Furious.

I get a great deal of relief from your blog. I have lost count of the times I wanted to rant, visited your place, only to find that you had already said everything I wanted say, and more besides.


Captain Ranty said...


It is called Sitemeter. It's free.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom left of the blog and click on it.

Use the various options on the left to see what I see.


RantinRab said...

Happy blog day! It's nearly a year since I started up too.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Rab!

I thought you started way before me. I am a regular visitor to your hoose too. I have immensely enjoyed your Purcell investigations.


Unknown said...

Have known you for near on 3 years now CR under another guise but we've never met, sometime maybe eh. Happy blog B/Day, you have some well deserved stats there.

Angry Exile said...

Happy First, Captain R.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Captain, credit where it's due.

You make a difference. That's why your ratings are up.

And may you continue to do so.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks AE!

Captain Ranty said...

Thank you also Mrs F!

You are too kind.


Snakey said...

If it wasn't for blogs like yours (and others in your side bar) I wouldn't get to know half the stuff that really goes on and is never reported in the news.

Captain Ranty said...

The hard part Snakey, is separating the shite from the good stuff.

I find nuggets almost constantly but I reject most because they have the whiff of tin-foil about them.

I have made the odd mistake, but luckily, readers of this blog are not shy about telling me so. (For which I am grateful).


Uncle Marvo said...

Got to your 5-month position in 3 months.

Mainly thanks to you :-)

I do find that lobbing a link at OH's or the Raccoon's helps though, but then again I don't really give a toss either.

It will probably tail off when people realise that it's all bollocks though. Or after the election.

Well done, Ranty.

Cold Steel Rain said...

Good drills mate!

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Marv!

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks CSR, I was just over at your gaff howling at that rocket launcher!

LazyCookPete said...

Happy Anniversary mate!

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Drabzz!

CrazyDaisy said...


Buon Compleanno dude! Thanks for enlightening me in an otherwise politically turgid life!


Captain Ranty said...

Muchos gracias CD!

GoodnightVienna said...

This is great news CR - well done, you deserve it. Many of us seem to have started about the same time (my blog's birthday was a week earlier). Long may you trailblaze.

Captain Ranty said...

Thanks GV.

I may have missed yours when I was in a communications dead zone.

Happy Blogday to you!


Anonymous said...

Well done mate :) figures part-timers like me can only dream of ;)

Happy blogday, here's to another year!

subrosa said...

I've left it late to say Happy Birthday CR as I thought your hangover would be cleared by now. ;)

Well done and long may you continue. What's all this about help though? I'm jealous. Still struggling after 3 weeks to modernise mine a little and can't get my head round the new Blogger template. Too scared to change just in case I loose everything. Never mind, we can't all be techy!

Unknown said...

Lol Subrosa, (if anyone can help me stop using "lol" I would be eternally greatful,) I've been looking at the new addition to Blogger templates and itching to have a spring clean over at our place but like you daren't stare change in the face in case it hurts too much. Mind you CR's patch has changed over the last year dramatically and it has not done his stats any harm.

Captain Ranty said...

So many pals to thank!

Thank you Wh00ps, I love your place too.

Thank you Rosie, who I have to say extra thanks to as your occasional links to me boost traffic.

And dear old TBY (John to his mates). I am a frequent visitor to the F2C blog, but a less frequent commenter. I will do more.

Thanks all!


Unknown said...

Not frequent enough CR but your wonderful blog makes up for it, in fucking spades!

Ok, it is Sunday and I've had a few so make the most of it, I don't kiss ass when sober, fortunately for you these days that is a rarity. I blame the smoking ban myself! :¬)

LazyCookPete said...


About the 'lol' problem. Try aversion therapy by repetition i.e. lollollollollollol etc etc until you fill a page or two.

The result looks scarily like a Mexican wave, but should have the desired effect.

Trust me, I'm a blogger.