Blog post 420 today not that 420 is a significant number to me but more the date Oct 18. Three years ago I launched this blog. I didn’t know much about blogging. I was a newbie in a fandom for actor Richard Armitage. I joined the fandom to socialize to break open my shell and say hello. I’ve accomplished that almost too much now that I feel like the shell needs me back.
Writing is subjective it has to be because the authors thoughts, words, tone, syntax, meaning and theme inevitably come from within. How can it not be? For me the goal of my blog is to chat to record my thoughts and experiences to engage to reflect and to learn. Sometimes I hit the mark often times what I want to write ends up in a different theme or subject. I started three years ago writing rough drafts then transferring my handwritten draft onto the computer. Now I write all blogs on my phone. I usually get an idea in my head and start dictating through my fingers onto the blank page. I’ve written a lot of angry posts over a few situations that were bad at the time but now in glorious hindsight have become blessings. Then there were a few what I thought were decent relationships and connections that devolved into na ( never again) as my dad fondly says when he is disappointed with a restaurant. Mistakes are a means to make us mere mortals better humans more appreciative of the great people in our lives.
At this juncture I want to thank every eye, finger, thought, accidental look, comment, like and view that have landed here. I try to stay genuine here. The worst insult to me is to attack my character. I have many flaws in fact I try to discuss those here to help me deal with them to change the negative ones and accentuate the positive ones. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn’t. The most endearing blogs to me are those that are honest and reflective because I as a reader can connect that “Ahh I’m not alone” vibe goes a long way!
I read other blogs to get to know the blogger. I used to go back and like a novel read the posts from the beginning but three years ago I had more time on my hands then I do now. I recently discovered a new blog that I enjoy. It’s funny, cheeky, enlightening, engaging and genuine. I get the humor and the commenters are equally engaging. There’s a symmetry there that’s refreshing.
Three years is really small potatoes compared with other blogs out there. I admire all bloggers for their creativity, craftiness with words and capability to connect with readers ( ie likes and followers). I’m not a stats person and yes I recently lamented about lack of comments but my end goal is to connect and chat. It’s trying to free the butterfly out into the world.
So thank you. I’m deeply grateful and gratified by all your support.
Stay safe stay well ❤️❤️❤️