September 12th, 2012


Posted in Blogging by 200

It started with an attempt to write a post every day for a month, this turned into 3 months and then six months. After I’d managed to post every single day for half a year I thought why not go on for a whole year? So I did.

That has turned into a post every single day for five years. I sometimes feel like Forest Gump who took up an idea and just ran with it, and kept on running.

To say this blog has formed a large part of my life is an understatement. Sometimes it’s been fun, interesting, though-provoking, other times it’s been like a millstone around my neck.

When you work a full shift system, have a family and private life and other interests, just finding the time to research, compose and post something is no mean feat. You’ll have noticed when I didn’t have time as that’s when I post up a quick video.

I’m quite proud of the fact that this is, if not the, certainly one of the longest running police blogs in existence, a few weeks over seven years. I’m not quite ready to give up the blog, so I’ll continue to post, but only when I have the time and inclination. I have no idea how frequently that will be, we’ll just have to see.

To all my readers, regular and otherwise, thanks for checking by and thanks for all your support and words of comment and encouragement over the last seven years.


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  1. CB says:

    Congrats! Keep it up as long as you feel able, I don’t often comment but I swing past every day.

    September 12th, 2012 at 15:03

  2. Don Maruta says:


    Just wanted to congratulate you on your blog. I haven’t commented on here before and also wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your blog.

    Don Maruta

    September 12th, 2012 at 15:38

  3. T says:

    Thank you 200. Keep up the great work!

    September 12th, 2012 at 17:00

  4. Paul says:

    Don’t give up yet… I’ve been a reader since 2008. In that time I’ve managed three different roles within the Police service, moving from PCSO to Controller to Police Constable.

    Your blog helped me gain an understanding of the world of the Police that allowed me to succeed in everything I have done so far.

    Plus it’s a good laugh.

    September 12th, 2012 at 17:26

  5. Shijuronorgeorgedixon says:

    I read your blog every day…love it.

    Keep going!

    I hope my blog continues as long as this…

    September 12th, 2012 at 18:35

  6. Oi says:

    Admirable effort, and as has bee said previously, you have a bigger following than you may realise. Not all who read, post comments.

    September 12th, 2012 at 19:15

  7. Plodnomore says:

    This is one of the first Police blogs I turn to when I want to be informed, humoured, astonished and aggravated at the ways that a profession I was proud to be a member of for 17 years is being treated in this country and how it differs in others. I do hope you keep blogging as the thought of no ’200 weeks’ is not something I would wish to contemplate. You are to be congratulated, sir. I salute you (the proper way, not the Met way!).

    September 12th, 2012 at 19:54

  8. Your old pal says:

    That’s good going 200! Well done old bean!

    I don’t always (or even often!) agree with what you write, but I appreciate you taking the time to write it.


    September 12th, 2012 at 21:09

  9. Gary says:

    Well done only read this blog and of course Gadgets keep it up

    September 12th, 2012 at 21:44

  10. Dave says:

    Brilliant blog. The only consistency I’ve found during my 6 years in the police service are your regular updates.

    I hope you enjoy the opportunity to post out of choice and not necessity, and if you do choose to eventually go part-time I hope you enjoy the relaxation and freedom that will come with it.

    September 12th, 2012 at 22:03

  11. Whinger says:

    Thanks for sn excellent Blog 200x!


    September 12th, 2012 at 22:08

  12. Sgt. Slaughter says:

    Stick with it, you do a great job.

    September 12th, 2012 at 22:41

  13. Cods head says:

    200 you will be missed. As has been said, there are many mire readers than you will imagine and we don’t all comment. Thank you for the fun, information and entertainment and good luck in all you do.

    September 12th, 2012 at 23:48

  14. Barry says:

    Congratulations, still going after seven years is no mean feat, especially considering most people nowadays seem to go for the instant gratification of Facebook or Twitter (neither of which I subscribe to I might add).

    You are always the first blog I look at of a morning and no doubt will remain so as I keep having a quick look to see if you have added a new post.

    September 13th, 2012 at 06:12

  15. Xam says:

    Thanks for your tremendous efforts – always my fisrt port of call !!

    September 13th, 2012 at 06:24

  16. Retired West Yorks says:

    Congratulations. Like most of the previous commenters I don’t often contribute myself. I always read you and Gadget. I retired a year ago after 30 years on the front line. I wish I had the wit and intelligence to keep an interesting blog going for so long. From some of your comments and observations its as if i know you. I’m constantly trying to put a name to you!!!

    September 13th, 2012 at 08:30

  17. Baz says:

    Greetings from the job in Australia, I check your site everyday and it’s always a good read.

    September 13th, 2012 at 09:22

  18. Gooberman says:

    Wot ? You couldn’t make 10 years ?

    September 13th, 2012 at 10:55

  19. joe says:

    Well done. Like many others here this is a daily port of call for me (along with Gadget). Even if you cut back don’t just fade away – keep posting!

    September 13th, 2012 at 20:19

  20. Ginger Mick says:

    Keep popping back, old bean!

    September 13th, 2012 at 23:25

  21. Ruralot says:

    Glad to see that you’ll still post :)

    It must be extraordinarily hard to come up with unique posts every day, it’s certainly beyond my ability!

    Enjoy your semi-retirement.

    September 14th, 2012 at 09:21

  22. Karlos says:

    Thanks for all the posts, must be hard work! I read your blog every day, quite strange to think I may wake up one day soon without my daily 200 weeks fix!

    September 14th, 2012 at 11:06

  23. Geeorge says:

    Well done for having reached that milestone. Thank you for your daily thoughts and posts. Your blog has been interesting reading over the years. It would be nice to be able to continue to read new entries on a regular basis, but you do have a life to lead and other interests to pursue.

    September 16th, 2012 at 09:49

  24. comms girl says:

    please dont give it up. we love you 200

    September 20th, 2012 at 20:23

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