Friday, December 23, 2011
The Missed Anniversary
Last week I remembered that my 7th year anniversary with this blog was coming up. I thought it might be nice to write a post on that date making note of the auspicious occasion. As I am the only one in charge of keeping track, it is so very typical that I blew it. I have regularly forgotten more important dates than this one. My wife's birthday comes to mind. Two years in a row I blew it. The second one is still brought up as ammo by her when she needs to take me down a peg or two. My daughter's birthday, more than a few wedding anniversaries and even my own birthday several times have been lost in the clutter I call my mind. Unless someone mentions I missed them, I often do not notice for a week at least.
But over the last couple of years my track record has improved. Wishing to keep up the good work, if only to satisfy myself, I checked my archived posts and I could have sworn the 7th anniversary fell on December 23. All week I had planned to say a few words and maybe have a shot of Ezra Brooks to celebrate.............................Well I'll still have the shot. I'm due anyway.
The anniversary was three days ago. Now I know how my wife feels. Okay, so I really don't. But I have at least an inkling of anticipation disappointed. As it turns out the anniversary ended up being what it should have been anyway. Just another day on the planet.
7 years is a long time. Not a lifetime, but a decent chunk of time. Certainly worth noting if nothing else. What may be of more significance are the number of posts I have published. This will make post #1046 once it goes out on the air waves. Think of the bandwidth I have consumed. Think of all the wasted hours typing words that have had no real impact on anyone but myself..
The point originally, the initial reason I began this blog was to write and hopefully become better at it. 1047 posts indicate that I did write, and the over 5000 comments I have received tell me I at least had someone's attention some of the time. And while I have no good reason to pat myself on the back, I will anyway for one reason and one reason only. I have connected and had conversations with people all over the world. That in itself is worthy of a back slap.
To everyone out there, thank you for sharing your time with me. May all of you be well and maybe before the New year take a moment and appreciate just how awesome this Internet gig really is. Thanks for stopping by.
Peace on Earth........................................................