A Word In Edgewise turns the ripe old age of one hundred today (i.e. 100 posts)
There were times when I thought I'd reach this milestone in only a couple of weeks. This was when the ideas and words would flow effortlessly. Times when I wanted to put two or three posts up in a single day just to get all the words out.
Then there were the lean days, the ones when it seemed as if a hundred posts would take years to get to. I'm sure most of you can relate to this part of the equation at some point of your writing. You want to write something, but the words don't come. Man oh man is that frustrating.
Having experienced both sides of that spectrum, I've come to the conclusion that blogging is much like any other activity in life. Some days will be rich and rewarding, while others end up falling short of our hopes and expectations. Some days we will realize our fifteen minutes of fame when recognition for our humor, imagination, poignant words or some other such thing happens. On the flip side we may find days that feel disappointing to us because our words didn't produce the comments or type of discussions we had hoped for.
There really isn't any right or wrong, better or worse to any of this. It simply is, what it is.
I wonder what the next hundred posts will look like? Honestly, I have no idea, but I have a feeling they will look much like the previous ones. Stories, pictures, thoughts, games and so forth I suppose. I have no agenda with this site, and I like the freedom of that.
One of the things I enjoy the most about this community is the diversity of you all. In my typical day to day routine the chances of meeting and conversing with people from so many different walks of life would be slim at best. Yet here, we are introduced and connected to each other through our blogs. That's pretty darn cool if you ask me.
I considered listing and linking each of your sites here with a few words about why I like to visit them, but I worried that this would turn into a forty-five minute read. Then, I feared mentioning only a few of them would be unfair to the one's that weren't listed, so I decided to do neither and cover it with a blanket statement.
Every one of you has significance to me. You're not just a URL or a blog name, you're a living breathing individual that has become a part of my world. Your posts are kind of like a virtual coffee table that we sit across from one another at. They display a piece of who each of you are and your willingness to take a chance by showing the world bits and pieces of your lives, and that my friends, is not as common as we might think. Laughter, pain, challenges, joy, silliness, strife, anger, bewilderment, awe, excitement,...etc. It's all there in the words you pen and the photos you display day in and day out.
To those of you that frequent my humble little blog, from the bottom of my heart, I say, "Thank You." What a terrific bunch of friends you've become. Here's to all of you and to the next 100. Let's enjoy them together.