Its been three years since I started Blogging, and I’ve churned out around 290 posts which means an average of, something like quite a lot of posts a month, but not too many hopefully, but enough to keep some of you reading over quite a number of months and years, or anyway, more than a week.
I’ve learnt lots of stuff, but I can’t remember what it is, but I’m sure it’ll come back to me before too long, or at least before my fourth year anniversary, unless I’m banned for consistently poor use of the comma.
My Blog roll is largely a blog memorial now, as most of the people on it have started doing something else, but never mind, I have over two thousand followers on here, most of whom, for some strange reason, never visit the blog again after they’ve started following it, possibly because they think to do so would be intrusive.
With all the ups and downs I have made some good friends through blogging, and hopefully you know who you are, although I won’t name you in case you don’t know who you are: I mean that would be embarrassing wouldn’t it? I have been struck again and again by how remarkable lives are hidden behind an apparently unexceptional history, and how when challenges come before many of us, we can rise to them with extraordinary courage.
Most of all I am struck by the wealth of talent and humanity and celebration of love for those around us, and the moments which cement them to us in our lives and hope that I, in some small way, have added some richness to your world of blogging as you all have done mine.
When I started this Blog I was just jotting down my musings and reflections, and now I’ve progressed to writing and having a book published, a picture of which is on the right hand side of this Blog. I can’t remember what its about now, although some very nice people seemed to have enjoyed it.
I have been moved more times than I can recall, by some of the things I have read about on here, and made to laugh, or shake my head and experienced, through the eyes and hearts of others, almost more of life than one could possibly think was possible, but that is the beauty of Blogging. It makes so much of the extraordinary way ‘ordinary’ people go about their daily lives visible and real to other bloggers, and as such must be regarded as a great social discourse: I am proud to be part of it.