I like milestones.
There’s an old one not far from my home that tells how far Liverpool is from a point in Sydney. Physically and metaphorically, they tell you how far you’ve come. You can stand and look back and see what you’ve achieved.
Of course, milestone also show you how far you’ve yet to go. With a blog, that’s not so much of a concern. This is a journey as long as life, to quote Monkey, and the milestones just remind me that I’m still moving.
And that’s probably all you can ask: of life and of blogs.