Today, marks my one hundredth post. That is a milestone of which I am very proud. The first one was posted on June 28, 2010. I think most people, myself included, didn’t think I would last this long. After all, how can there be that much to talk about? But, it seems that most of the time things happen that would normally pass us by and be forgotten that are worth a short discussion.
It’s wonderful to be able to write about those things that intrigue, annoy, or awe. It’s rewarding to receive the comments of both people who read this faithfully. I haven’t made a big splash in the world of blogs and don’t intend to do so. Truthfully, most of my extended family don’t even know about the site. In my own quiet way, I have just persevered through thick and thin to share my feelings about a variety of things. One post was a crabby listing of things that annoyed me, and I have regretted posting it vowing never to make that mistake again. I have tried to do provide a variety of posts and have learned a lot of new things just by doing them.
Kudos have to go to my oldest son, Cliff, who not only established this blog for me, but has also gently guided me through learning how to manuever through the site to get everything accomplished. Working on this has actually brought us closer together and he has learned about me and my family through some of the ramblings that I would never thought to tell him. Previously, the information would have died with me. Both of my parents died when my children were young and, regretfully, they never got to know my parents but, I know, they would have loved them. Cliff has some memories of them but the other two don’t.
I also have had a guest post and I must thank Doris for her contributions. It’s unfortunate for me that she provides a newsletter for the Women Marines Association for her area which takes a lot of her time. She is a good writer and has a delightful sense of humor that sparkles throughout all her thoughts. Hopefully, I can coax her into doing more in the future.
Initially, it was nerve racking to write the posts and nerves ran rampant but adrenaline prevailed and got me through. Later, it became easier and, now, writing a post is a calming process. There have always been thousands of thoughts running constantly through my head with nowhere to go and having this outlet is wonderful. It’s a storage area for my memories and nothing could be nicer. I am still weak on providing fiction posts, but hope to provide more in the future. That is still very scary for me. I did a couple that were easy to write, but I really haven’t pushed myself to provide fiction. The time for pushing stories out of my head onto the computer lies ahead when there is more time to develop them. I’m sure it will get easier, just like the posts, with more experience. So, thanks to you all for your faithfulness to me and my endeavor over this past six-plus months. While I can’t foretell the future, I do believe it holds more posts.