Three years ago, I never would have dreamed that I would publish 500 blog posts, but as of today, I have. Readers come and go. I doubt anyone, but me, has read all of those posts. If you have, you deserve a reward. (For being subjected to my attempts at humor and poetry, you deserve diamonds and gold.)
This blog dresses in comfy clothes and bare feet, and often I worry that it reveals too much, but several of you have told me you appreciate the honesty. I’ve never been able to predict which of my posts will resonate and inspire many of you to respond, but I’m thrilled when that happens.
To me, blogging is an invitation to discuss. I’ve never understood bloggers who don’t reply to comments. (Sorry, if I just stepped on your toes.) I feel that anyone who takes the time to read my blog and comment, deserves a moment of my time in response.
As a blogger, I could voice my beliefs on aliens (earthly or otherwise); the paranormal; Congress; Big Business; gods, devils, and angels; the death penalty; or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups vs. Junior Mints. I have that freedom. Yet I choose to leave those worthy topics to other bloggers. (Though you never know what I might say in comments.)
About three times a week, I type out 300-400 words to post here. I rarely choose a trending topic. I forget to observe holidays. I just write what’s on my mind, which is usually something connected to writing fiction.
I’ve also been known to write about books I’ve read, movies I’ve seen, food I like, games I play, places I’ve visited, crazy thoughts I have … whatever. Sometimes you catch me with the glass half empty, but usually it’s full, and occasionally it runneth over.
No matter what I blog about, I know it’s a privilege to have a voice. And it’s a delight to have you lend an ear to it—or an eye, I guess. Thank you. Stick around for the next 500. By then, I should have this blogging thing down pat.
30 thoughts on “The privilege of blogging”
Congratulations on the 500 mark! I have enjoyed the thoughts and discussions very much.
Thank you, Mary Jean. That’s always nice to hear. 🙂
I’ve enjoyed your blog since I first found it, hope you continue posting. I’ll be here for your next 500 as well.
Thank you, Karen. I’m honored. 🙂
Congratz on 500 posts!!
Blogging is something I really enjoy & gives me another avenue to express myself. Hopefully after 500 posts I will be just as entertaining to follow as you have been!! Looking forward to the next 500 🙂
Thank you, Taurean, and you’re already entertaining. 🙂
Congratulations on 500 blogs. Your blogging stamina is impressive. I will continue to follow!
Thank you, Darlene. Glad to have you along for the ride. 🙂