Anchor And Compass

Around this time last year the good folks at WordPress sent me an email to inform me that they had done some crunching of my blog numbers. While these might be boring for some, I find them fascinating. Part of this fascination is my inherent love of all things number-y. But there’s also a large…

A New Theme

  You may have noticed something different about the blog tonight. No? Well, no worries. In the event that you hadn’t noticed, I’ve opted to change my blog theme from one called Freshy to one called Ocean Mist. If you frequent my academic blog (danielgillis.wordpress.com) you’ll notice that I’ve adopted the same theme that I use over there for…

Zounds! 40000 Happened While I Wasn’t Looking

On September 15, 2011 I suggested that I wouldn’t write this kind of post until I hit another major milestone. Well, sometime last week a milestone was hit which demanded a post. Okay, maybe it didn’t demand a post, but it did provide me the opportunity to take a break from work, crunch some numbers, and…

525 Thousand Six Hundred Minutes Of Wanderlust

Wow. Time really flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that I wrote my very first blog post here at Consumed By Wanderlust 1 year ago today: January 19, 2011. I won’t say that my re-entry into the blogging world was all that profound; I mean, my first post here was entitled “My…

The Month That Was NaBloPoMo

Holy crapshite time flies. Translation: NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month, is officially over today. In case you forgot, I mentioned way back in the early days of November (here specifically) that I was going to attempt to take part in this crazy event. Of course, given my penchant to distraction I opted to modify the…

Now Serving 314

This will be a short entry as I’m about to go jump on the treadmill. W00t! Three runs, 5 days, 15.73 kms. Not too shabby. Anyway, before I get off track and rambling about running – something I’ve been known to do – I just would like to point out that this is post number…

Tomorrow You May Be Eaten – Words To Live By

It’s National Blog Posting Month. Or for those in the know, NaBloPoMo. Seriously. It’s a thing. I don’t make this stuff up. Okay, sometimes I do. But in this case, I didn’t. Just ask Dr. Beth – she was after all the one who informed me about this particular festival of the blog. As far…

20000 Reasons To Smile Like An Idiot

On May 19, 2011, Consumed By Wanderlust hit 10,000 page views. At that time, I was amazed at the number of people reading and commenting on my blog. Well folks, today marks another monumental step for this blog. Today is the day that I hit 20,000 page views. Twenty freaking thousand! That’s incredible. If only…

10000 Strong And Growing

So today marks a pretty big event for Consumed By Wanderlust. Today marks the day when this blog reached 10,000 page views. That’s awesome. Clearly I have only you, the readers to blame thank for pushing me to this milestone. Granted, I have no idea whether or not 10,000 views of this blog in 112 days…

My First Post (a.k.a. Worst Blog Title Ever)

So this is going to be my first official blog posting.  Why did I decide to write a blog?  Mainly it’s a way for me to keep track of the ridiculousness that is my life, but also to keep in touch with people who I don’t get to see on a regular basis, who might…