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Things I’ve Learned In 100 Posts on World’s Strongest Librarian

I cannot believe that World’s Strongest Librarian has been around long enough to have 100 posts.  It’s been a momentous 10-11 weeks for me, to say the least.  In fact, I’ve never had a stretch of such short time in which so much has changed.  I have nobody to thank except those of you who read what I write, spread the word, and give in when I beg you to let me post on your own blogs.

I’ve learned a lot in the first 100 posts.  I’m going to start typing the list at the speed of light until I can’t think of anything else:

Lessons learned while writing 100 blog posts

  • Seth Godin is a really nice guy
  • Not everyone loves Bruce Campbell (I still do)
  • Eating a hamburger off the ground is not only acceptable, but is the best way to right wrongs
  • Grasshoppers are relatively harmless, no matter what anyone tells you
  • You don’t have to be a big shot to write a post for Problogger
  • It is really fun to interview people
  • At least one person out there thinks my voice is “hot”
  • I’m more comfortable being labeled just about anything other than “inspiring”
  • An unfocused blog can succeed and then some
  • A focused blog can succeed but can also fail
  • I hate html and love the Thesis Theme for WordPress
  • Kettlebells rule
  • It’s hard to become an RKC
  • I love to tear cards
  • “Unbreakable” Adam Glass is as nice as he is strong
  • Writing every day is healthy and enjoyable
  • Writing a newsletter can make you feel like an important genius even though you are not
  • Some of the smartest people I’ve ever encountered are on Twitter
  • The online strength community are a tight-knit group who do lots of favors for each other online
  • I’m not the only one who loves A Confederacy Of Dunces

I’m going to stop there because I’ll never quit if I don’t.  Most people who see blogging as an adorable little hobby would be shocked to know the growth behind World’s Strongest Librarian. The amount of readers has more than doubled each month, and it shows every  sign up ramping up, not tapering off.

I have been contacted to be interviewed for radio programs and speaking engagements.  I have gotten a terrifying amount of email.  How To Have Tourette’s has gotten enough buzz that it should probably have been its own blog.

I’m here because I love to do this.

From what I’m hearing, you’re here because I love to do this and that’s all the encouragement I need to bull on ahead.

I write because you read and I can’t thank you enough for sharing the trip with me.

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next 100 days.


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  • flagmonkey July 10, 2009, 8:23 am

    Since i started blogging, I know how much effort you have to put in. I can only wonder how you made it to this amount of (good) posts in such a short time. I’m jealous and herby assume: You cheat!


    • Josh Hanagarne July 10, 2009, 12:20 pm

      It’s true. I have an army of gnomes that write for me while I nap.

  • Jeff July 10, 2009, 8:28 am

    I’m gonna stick around Josh – reading your thoughts is an enjoyable experience. Thank you!

    • Josh Hanagarne July 10, 2009, 12:21 pm

      Thanks Jeff! If only thinking those dark and deviant thought was as fun as reading them:)

  • Casey July 10, 2009, 10:45 am

    Congrats on 100! … Dare I call it inspiring to us all?


  • Cal Smith July 10, 2009, 11:24 am

    It’s only natural! Everybody likes to associate with nice people!

  • James Sjostrom July 10, 2009, 11:40 am

    I dig it, please keep it up

    • Josh Hanagarne July 10, 2009, 12:18 pm

      Will do, James. My back is so sore from Wednesday, in a good way.

  • David Cain July 10, 2009, 7:02 pm

    Here’s to a hundred more!

    In 24 days I’ll be able to hoist a beer, for now it’s a ginger ale 🙂

  • Ryan Carty July 15, 2009, 11:41 am

    Impressive! Keep up the good work and I will keep reading!