Hey, guess what? This is my 1,000 post! [Woot Woot; cheers of applause; release the balloons and streamers] That probably doesn’t seem like much to some of you, but I’ve been eyeing my count for quite a while. I suppose sticking with this little experiment since 2009 is more of a personal accomplishment in discipline more than anything else. :-)
But this little journalistic *experiment* has turned into something so much more. I discovered a whole new universe in the blogosphere. While I’m have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+, it’s the blogosphere I’ve enjoyed the most. Meeting people as far away as Europe and as close as a short hour away, it’s blogging that allows me to really get to know others outside my little corner of the world. Others that I would never have had a chance to meet. People that are vastly different from me….yet share in this same interest. And in all the years I’ve done this, I only have had one caustic comment.
And I’ve learned a lot from you all as well. My writing skills have improved and through the use of textures, I discovered a whole new world in photography. I still have a looooong way to go to catch up with many of you, but blogging helps me
push shove step out of my proverbial comfort zone. It offers me opportunities to research topics I wouldn’t normally write about. ABC-bible style was one of those extensive projects that pushed me personally and spiritually. Photo challenges force me to pay attention to the small details in the world around me. The most involved photo challenge I accomplished was Project 64. This blog has morphed and re-morphed over the years, and I can’t say for sure that I’ve found a specific niche. I enjoy covering a range of topics, so I probably won’t ever pin myself down to a particular focus.
Many of you have been very kind and supportive outside of the comment box as well. Personal relationships can take on many faces, and although I only recognize some of you by your profile photo or name, I feel I know many of you on a much deeper level through what you share with readers. Do you think we share more with *strangers* in cyberspace than in the physical, real world? Would I strike up a conversation with someone in the check-out line at the grocery store like I do in blog comments? Doubtful. Do I share feelings and observations while in the customer waiting area while my car is being serviced? Not really. But in the blogosphere, I can and do just that and much more. And imagine my surprise when somewhere along the way, I found there are people who actually think the things I have to say are interesting! My following is on the small side, but those of you who consistently comment, I count as very special friends.
So HAPPY 1,000 POST to me. I’m glad many of you are still along for the ride! Now, on to the next 1,000! :-)