This is the 9,000th Post on The Obelisk

9000th post

I’ve been trying to keep an eye over the last couple weeks so I didn’t miss this one. 9,000 posts. Let me spell that out: Nine. Thousand. Posts.

It is not a small amount of posts.

It’s taken me about eight and a half years to get to this point. Over that period, the pace of productivity has only increased — I feel bad about myself if I put up fewer than five posts in a day — and between reviews, interviews, news, videos, audio premieres, streams, the Radio, Quarterly Review roundups, the constant onslaught of bands with new releases, etc., etc., on and on, I’m still a long way from what I’d call “keeping up.” Still, I do the best I can, and as the site hits its 9,000th post, I just want to stop for a minute and thank you for being a part of this process.

Because it is a process. An ongoing one. In tone, content, execution and my own mindset, The Obelisk has become something completely different from what it set out to be. It’s something different than it was three years ago. I suspect, if I’m fortunate enough to keep it going for another three years, it’ll be something completely different then as well. But the consistent factor has been the level of support I’ve received for doing this. If you want to call it the heavy underground, or a community, or a scene, or whatever it is, it’s been very good to me and I deeply appreciate the level of interaction here and via social media — that’s not just me begging for comments, though they’re always welcome — and the conversation that has developed.

One time when I did an anniversary-type post like this I calculated how many posts per day was the average over the years. It may have been last year? I don’t know. I have neither the time nor the inclination nor the mathematical capacity to do so again either way, and more important than the quantity of the work to me is the fact that I stand by everything on this site. Opinions, facts, hell, even the choices of images and videos and audio to go with posts. All of it. I believe deeply in this — more deeply than I ever thought I would — and your participation in it has only made me treasure all the more what The Obelisk has become and is still becoming.

So as always, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

On to the next thing,
JJ Koczan

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6 Responses to “This is the 9,000th Post on The Obelisk”

  1. william miller says:

    Keep pushing brother!

  2. Maria Camargo says:

    Congrats! And keep going… this is awesome

  3. blake t says:

    I’d feel bad too if you posted less than 5 a Keep them coming and know that we’re out here…the reviews are great and I’m enjoying the Six Dumb Questions…

  4. ShamanJourney says:

    Thanks for all you do JJ. I Work a boring desk job all day and am constantly refreshing your site throughout the day keeping up with everything that you post. Greatly appreciate your efforts and making my boring desk job go by easier.

    – Shaman J.

  5. Jose Humberto says:

    A regular visitor as me sends a huge hug to this site and the management

  6. Parham V says:

    Congrats from halfway around the world brother! Your site’s freakin’ awesome and believe it or not keeps me going through a lot of stuff. Just wanted to thank you for what you’re doing here. Keep Rockin’.

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