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My blogging “streak”

For the last few months I’ve had a notification from WordPress about my “streak”. As of today I’ll be told “You’re on a 1,009-day streak on Steel City Snapper photography!“. I can’t remember exactly when it started, but it was probably a month or two before I hit one-thousand consecutive posts. I expected it to stop when it reached the 1k figure, but it hasn’t. Instead I get a little system-generated reminder that I haven’t had a day off posting in nearly three years. There might be some way to turn it off in the site settings, but it’s not yet gotten quite annoying enough for me to be bothered to find out.

Anyway, with no connection to my ramblings whatsoever, today I’ll share a picture of the back-end of a Mk II Ford Escort. Enjoy!

I once nearly bought
A Mk II Escort in blue
With black vinyl roof

Escort rear end

Olympus XA3 & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9mins @ 20°

Taken on 4 September 2021

12 thoughts on “My blogging “streak”

  1. Very nice image! The XA3 continues to shine. You’ve had a lot of winners on this roll. Regarding the subject matter, classic cars were so much more attractive than the modern trash we’ve got today.


      1. I think the idea that vintage cars were unreliable is nothing less than a fabrication, especially regarding American-made vehicles from the 50’s through the 70’s. Most vintage cars were in fact extremely reliable if maintained properly. And when things did go wrong, they were very simple (and cheap) to fix, even with only a rudimentary understanding of their mechanics. What *has* made cars unreliable is all the electronics and computerized trash being put in them, which is exclusively an issue with more modern vehicles from the last few decades. So, I agree with you that we need more “classic design[s],” but I don’t agree that cars today are more reliable. Now, modern tires, yes, they’re far more reliable, but that has nothing to do with the mechanics of a vehicle itself.


    1. Thanks. I’m not sure that my volume of posting equates to quality most (or any!) of the time, and I do wish I could write longer form stuff like you put out on your own blog. There’s a lot of value in those sort of posts, I think.

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  2. Congrats! I get the three/four/five day streak notifications almost weekly. I doubt I’ll ever get beyond that, as I like to take weekends off from blogging, only posting on weekdays.


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