WalkingRandomly is 5 years old today

August 20th, 2012 | Categories: walking randomly | Tags:

My first post on WalkingRandomly was on 20th August 2007 and, to be honest, I had no idea what I was going to write about or if I would keep at it; I certainly didn’t think that I would still be going strong 5 years later.  Although I love to write, there is one reason why I keep on pounding out the posts here…you!

To all commenters, twitter followers, emailers and anyone else who has contacted me over the last 5 years regarding this blog….THANK YOU!  Without you, I would have given up years ago because no one wants to write reams of stuff that doesn’t get read.

There are various things one could write about for a post like this.  Maybe I could post reader statistics for example or discuss what I’ve got out of blogging over the last few years.  Alternatively, I could go down the route of posting links to some of the posts I’m most proud of (or otherwise!).  I considered all these things but realised that what was most important to me was just to say thank you to all of you.


  1. August 20th, 2012 at 15:20
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    No, thank YOU! You make an awesome blog, concise and simple yet thoughtful and informative, I really appreciate how you don’t just limit yourself to forward information about a feature or a finding but you actually try it in real hardware with real code. It makes my day when I see in my reader that there’s a new “month of math software”! And also it has been an inspiration for my own blog! I look forward for another 5 years of awesome random walk! =)

  2. August 20th, 2012 at 15:26
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    Thanks Jorge. Just took a look at your blog..loving the code and the plots even though I don’t speak your natural language :)

  3. Umberto
    August 20th, 2012 at 16:28
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    I second Jeorge’s post. This blog is incredibly interesting, not excessively technical yet informative enough to get our hands “dirty” and experiment with Mike’s suggestions. I loved it immediately. Keep up the good work!

  4. Michael
    August 20th, 2012 at 17:31
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    Happy 5th year! And I must also say: Thanks to you!
    Your information has been important for me and others.

  5. oversky
    August 21st, 2012 at 03:11
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    I found this website last year. It is my lost that I didn’t know it earlier.
    Thank you for all you work.

  6. enedene
    August 21st, 2012 at 08:50
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    I hope I’ll be writing a 10 year thank you note, keep up the good work!

  7. August 21st, 2012 at 12:12
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    Wishing you (on behalf of your blog) a happy birthday, Mike – nicely written, full of good sense and always interesting!

  8. Todd Allen
    August 21st, 2012 at 16:56
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    Congratulations on 5 years, Mike! I make a point of it to check weekly for updates on your blog. Keep the good stuff coming!

  9. Ian Cottam
    August 22nd, 2012 at 11:21
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    Congrats and thanks for lending me your blog from time to time!