A Momentous Occasion!

This is the last post I plan on doing about milestones for a while. Promise.

Today is the 1100th straight day I’ve posted, and it just so happens that this is the 1400th post I’ve done since July 1, 2014.

What I’ve learned by doing this:

  • You can do this. This goes without saying, but to be honest, I thought I would have given up long before this.
  • Don’t worry about the numbers. Of course I’m more than a little curious how many people see the blog every day, but I’ve learned not to worry about it. I’m not doing this for money, though more than a few people have suggested it.
  • To make friends, be a friend. As Yogi Berra said, make sure you go to people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours. I’m not always the best about visiting blogs, but I do try to read the blogs of people who read mine, and I do as much hopping as I can in blog hops.
  • Write for yourself. Or to put it another way, no fun for the writer, no fun for the reader. I hope you enjoy the music posts, because I sure do. Ditto the sometimes very old commercials I add to some of them. I put them there because I like to see them, and I figure you do, too. I write about things because I like to write about them. I don’t branch off into politics or religion too much. I’ve done enough of that in the past, and ended up hating what I was writing. So I don’t write about those things. Hope you don’t miss them.
  • It’s worth it. The mere act of writing and dumping my thoughts onto the screen is worth all the time I put into it.
  • It pays to be grateful. Even if no one was reading and commenting, I would do this. That said, it sure is a lot more fun when I learn that people are reading and give me a thumbs-up or leave me a comment.

All of which is to say, thank you for reading and commenting. I love you all.

8 thoughts on “A Momentous Occasion!

    1. Thanks! Part of my secret is writing a lot when I have the time. Mary and I go to Starbucks a lot, and I can knock out two or three entries in an afternoon and schedule them. That way, if I have a day where I can’t write, I still have something for that day.


  1. Wow, that’s awesome!

    I completely agree about the need to visit blogs, if you want people to come to you. I’m always stunned when new bloggers complain their blog is ignored when they don’t go out and say hello!

    (Actually, an IRL acquaintance made the same complaint about our town – people were so unfriendly. But she walked around with a frown on her face and never said hello first. I say hello to everyone and get lovely responses!)


    1. We get people who drop out of the A to Z Challenge every year, complaining that no one is visiting. When we ask them “Well, are you visiting other blogs?” they say something like “I don’t have the time.” Really. You have to make the time to visit. I’m not especially good at it, something I need to rectify, because it’s vital. The same holds for real life. The big word in business is “networking,” getting out and meeting people who do the same kind of work you do, so that, should the time come where you need to look for a job, you have people you can call. I regret that I did too little of that too late.


  2. Congrats, John! Yours is one of the blogs I most enjoy reading and read almost every one. I agree about responding and visiting. I don’t miss politics in the posts. So sick of that right now! Writing several at a time is a good idea. I’ll have to try more of that. Thanks for your hard work!


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