Wow. I can’t believe that I almost forgot about this, but… Today is FiveCentNickel’s fourth birthday. It’s really hard for me to believe that it’s been four years since I wrote these words:
Welcome to fivecentnickel.com, a new weblog about personal finance written from the perspective of a thirty-something family man.
(I’m still thirty-something, by the way.)
In case you’re not aware of how I came up with the domain name, it comes from the following quote from the Depression-era journalist Franklin P. Adams:
â€œThere are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.â€
And now we have one. 🙂
For the numbers freaks amongst you (don’t worry, I’m a numbers freak too), I present the following data:
Total number of posts: 1900
Total number of words in posts: 486, 749 (and not a single typo – hah!)
Total number of comments: 17, 263 (not counting spam)
Total number of words in comments: 1, 390, 062
Breaking it down, that’s an average of roughly 256 words/post and 1.3 posts/day (including weekends). As far as comments go, you guys (and me, to a lesser extent) have left an average of 9 comments per post, with an average of roughly 81 words per comment.
The current comment champion is “Dave Ramsey is Bad at Math, ” which was published just eight days after this site went live, on May 9th, 2005. As of this writing, that article has drawn 392 comments (and counting!).
And with that… All I can say is thanks for your support.