Today, WordPress sent me this notifcation;
It’s a milestone. Thank you to lindaghill, my 100th follower and to my 103 other friends in the blogsphere. You have made my (relatively short) journey a pleasure!
I say relatively short – I’ve been blogging since May 2010 but only sent out my first post in July 2012. I’m sure there are other writers, artists and photographers who have been here for considerably longer.
My early blogging was mainly a journal was was retrospectively filled in to cover my early work back to 1999 -when records began. 🙂
Before that, my writing was random and tended to drift from project to project. I’d often lose focus or interest before anything of worth emerged from the pages – with one exception. The germ of the idea that eventually evolved into Homeworld began during my senior school years (when they still used Roman numerals) and was always present in the back of my mind. One day, I WILL go back to those 43,000 words and complete them – now that I know how the story is going to conclude. Regular readers will know that’s always been an Achillean failing of mine – not being able to conclude a story – but I’m aiming to change that now that I’ve finally managed to (self) publish my first novel.
The title of this post may infer that I have doubts about following so many blogs.
Not at all. I may not have the time to read each and every post in the same, leisurely manner that I did when I was following fifty bloggers, but that doesn’t mean that opening my ‘Blogs I follow’ tab isn’t a thrill and a pleasure. It does mean that I sometimes have to skim a little more than I used to, but I’m soon pulled in by an intriguing headline or an amusing title and find simple joy in reading the wisdom of others – plus sharing what I’ve learned so far.
I follow in the footsteps of those who are wiser and more experienced than I am.