When I started to blog in January, 2010, I made a commitment to myself to blog for at least three months. It is now 11 months later and today I celebrate reaching my 100th post. So here are a few things I learned while getting to this milestone:
- I like to write and even though I have periods with no original thoughts or absolutely nothing to say, I still like the process of writing.
- I like finding exactly the right words.
- I despair that just about every other blogger writes better than I do (especially Mr. London Street , Bruce and Legacy.)
- I wonder if I sometimes share too much.
- I wonder if sometimes I don't share enough.
- Does anyone really care about my silly little stories?
- I worry about maintaining a theme and then I say "f^&K it" and post whatever crosses my mind at the time.
- I anxiously scan my blogger reading list waiting to read the next posting of my blogger buddies.
- I throughly enjoy the cyber friends I have made through blogging. I worry about Mrs. Midnite and her psycho neighbor's vendetta against her dogs, and Kate and her marriage problems, and my heart aches for Sally as she grieves for her daughter, and I learn from the experiences of others how to adjust to retirement. Linda, Rosaria, June, and DJan have all provided insight into the next step in my life. I love the glimpses into the lives of others (Dan, Uncle Skip, and the Brighton Pensioner ) even though I've never met them in person, I feel like I know them.
- True confession...I am so darn envious of the bloggers with followers in the triple digits. What am I doing wrong?
- I am grateful to the followers who faithfully read and comment on what I have to say.
So thank you to all of you who have read this blog and followed me on this journey. I look forward to the next milestone, completing a year of blogging, in January.
Jann aka #1Nana