Break out the balloons and the confetti folks! Happy 5th Blogiversary to us! Yayayayay!
Hard to believe but five years ago today, I sat down for the very first time, having not one single clue what the heck I was doing, and wrote and posted my very first blogpost. Wow! I still don't really know what I'm doing, so that hasn't changed, but I'm a lot more comfortable doing it.
So much has happened over these past 5 years !! I've gone back and re-read old posts and good heaven's, for someone who believes that they live a quiet and uneventful life, I seem to have had an awful lot to say!
My goodness, I've written about fashion and food, vacations and day trips, photo safari's and personal opinions. Lots of opinions. Sooo many opinions. I've talked about the mundane and the extraordinary, 5 years worth of holidays and birthday, events both happy and sad and everything in between. I've shared my dreams, asked for ideas, and simply reported the facts. Anyone old enough to remember Dragnet? "The fact ma'am, just the facts". I think mostly I just talk about whatever is on my mind at that moment.
There have been weeks when I had so many topic ideas in my notebook that I could have written for weeks in a row and on the other extreme, days when I sat down and stared at a blank screen with an equally blank mind. There have honestly been times when I thought I was about ready to shut it all down and other times when I was so excited and ready to sit down and start writing that I practically giddy.
I am still shocked when I look at my stats and see my readership numbers. You know, there was a time, about two years in, where I looked back over the numbers to try to find a pattern. Is there a topic or a writing style that people particularly respond to? Is there a day of the week that readership is consistently higher? But nope. There was no rhythm to it at all. So I just wrote about whatever was on my mind that day and it seems to have worked out just fine.
So Happy Blogiversary to us. Thank you for taking the time now and again to give it a read and to hit the like button once in awhile. I love the notes and comments and emails that people send and try to respond to all of them. Even to the folks who disagree or take issue with what I've said. For now, the blog remains. At some point in the future, perhaps it will be over and it will just be a distant memory for me. But for now, I'm still having fun.
Thank you so much for coming along for the ride. Happy 5th to us.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.