Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Hittin' The Triple Digits!
Today is the day!
It’s finally time to write the post that I have been wishing to write for a long time! This is the post where I recognize the milestone I’ve reached by hitting (and now going over) 100 followers and thanking all of you that have brought me to this point. So here goes:
Way back in the early days of last September an idea was born. My daughter Lissa had been
bugging encouraging me to start writing again after a lapse of about 25 years or so. Since I had nothing better to do felt the need for a creative release, I decided to do something about it. I had heard of blogging and thought that it might be a good place to start. Ironically, at that time, I had never read a blog and didn’t know much about them. In fact, I wasn’t even sure if I had to pay to have one!
Thankfully I soon met up with a blogger named Blasé from My Game...it's your move, and he explained that there indeed was a fee involved, but that he could offer me a pretty good deal that would save me a lot of money and that all I had to do is send him a check every month and he would take care of making sure I could blog as much or as little as I wanted. With kind people like Blasé around to help me out, I was certain that I had found myself an internet home here on Blogger. (By the way, Blasé, I am sorry it’s late, but I put it in the mail yesterday. Please don’t charge me a penalty again, okay? Thanks pal!)
Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet. -- Anonymous
While I have nothing but the utmost respect and adoration for those of you who read my blog, to the many of you that have taken the added step of following my blog and regularly reading and commenting on my rants and bloggy weirdness, let me just say how much I deeply appreciate having you with me on this journey and how thankful I am for your wonderful support and encouragement.
I've gotten to know many of you pretty well over the last eight months and I sincerely value our friendship. To my new followers, especially those of you that pushed me into the triple digits, you rock! It’s so gratifying to know that people out there in the blogosphere are reading and enjoying my writing.
Along this bloggy adventure I have met lots of great people and have read some truly amazing blogs. I have been astounded by the quality of the writing, in particular the cleverness of the humor and the insightfulness of the posts that I’ve read. Who knew that this caliber of writing, some of which is the product of professional writers, was so readily available? Not only that, but many bloggers post every day or almost every day and some even have multiple blogs. How cool is that? I’m not there yet, but maybe someday!
“You are not a writer until a writer says you are a writer” -- Unknown
It’s hard to believe that I have access to all these wonderful blogs for just one low monthly fee. (Thanks again, Blasé!) I call my blogroll “Blogs I Am In Awe Of” and that is definitely the truth. I think everyone who writes a blog adds their own wonderful flavor to the stew that is the blogosphere. Though some may be spicier or sweeter than others, this tasty concoction would surely be lacking without each one's subtle gift. All of you continue to entertain, inform and inspire me as a novice blogger to strive to write
gooder better and do more thoughtful and entertaining pieces.
Thanks for setting the bar so damn high. Sheesh!