My 1,000th post

Eight years ago, I started this blog as a new tour guide. It chronicles much of what I learn and see as a tour guide in my hometown of Washington, D.C.

And this is post No. 1,000.

Wow, where does the time go? One thousand thoughts and photos. The blog was named a Top 5 Read by the Huffington Post, but I freely admit a blog on statues and monuments isn’t sexy reading or a required morning briefing. Still, through sheer numbers and perseverance I average about 50 readers per day. It’s about the only writing I do without pay given my 40 years as a journalist, though occasionally it leads to a private tour.

The most read post was about the stones atop graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Not else comes even close. On Memorial Day or Wreaths Across America day, hundreds of people still find me via Google to learn about the rocks.

Do I have anything more so say? Well, one thing I’ve learned as a guide is history is not static or all in the past. Things change all the time. So, I’ll keep guiding and writing as long as I can keep walking.

So watch out – I’m still on the move.

About Rick

Rick Snider is a native Washingtonian, long-time journalist and licensed tour guide since 2010.
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