Some of you may have wondered why I haven’t posted for a little bit. I’ve tried to keep up a fairly regular clip of posts because, when it comes to blogging, there’s definitely a “publish or perish” vibe. When I write a bunch I notice that I get more traffic to a lot of different pages, not just the new posts I put up, and when my writing dries up a bit I notice the overall hits diminish.
But I’m not really in a dry spot writing now. I’m working on my guest-blog for Simply Solo, and I’ve been reading and leaving comments to many of your blogs.
No, what’s got me tripped up is revealed here:
When I published the last post, WordPress reminded me that it was my 99th post. 99 already? It was a little bit shocking, and actually quite exciting, because the very next post was going to be 100. A hundred posts! That seems like a pretty awesome milestone, doesn’t it? If you do something 100 times you’re pretty committed to it, and it gives me a real feeling of accomplishment. That’s about 9-10 posts every month, not too shabby.
So, to mark my 100th post I needed to do something special. Hmmm… what should that be? A retrospective? Well, I did a 2011 year review of my blog just a few months back in January, so doing another one seemed a bit redundant. Not to mention, I’m actually coming up on my year anniversary blogging May 26th, which seems like a better time for a retrospective or review of one year of blogging.
Then I thought—well, maybe I could take this time to thank everyone for reading me! But then I realized… there’s 45 of you now (wow!!), and I could go on and on about how much I appreciate the kind words and comments each of you put in my posts, and some of you have fantastic blogs of your own that I love reading. There’s the drop-dead sexiness in the writing of creativenoodling, lifeinthedashlane, and threemonthstoforty; or the powerful introspection of clduncan75, subtlekate and beautifulmess7. I could go on and on…
But ultimately I suppose it’s most important to just get number 100 out of the way and get to writing and sharing the next thing that’s on my mind. Life feels like such an adventure right now, I’ve finally found my roommate, I can see a little daylight now in terms of financial stability and “me-time,” diet and exercise has started to pay off, I’m feeling great physically, mentally, spiritually. I can’t wait to chronicle this journey here, and to take you with me on this adventure, to hear your thoughts and read what you have to say, as well as read about your own journey. Thank you so much for being here, for being a part of this adventure, and I hope you’ll stick around for the next 100 posts!