It wasn’t until after I finished writing the blog–several hours after–that I realized I had hit a kind of milestone. The last blog was my 900th blog. I know, I know, 1000 is the milestone and 900 is just the speed bump. Whatever. It’s my speed bump.
Am I on Schedule?
No, probably not. I don’t think I have a schedule. I try to be a consistent blogger, but life just seems to get in the way. I might be out enjoying one of the Perfect Moments and can’t write. I might be trying to overcome the consequences of one of those Perfect Moments–also called the less than Perfect Hangover) or I might be so tired from work and explaining relative clauses that I am too tired to string words together for the blog.
Am I where I planned to be?
I didn’t really have a plan. At best, I probably had a hope of where I would be. I probably hoped I would be hip deep in followers, being courted by companies to review their products, and travelling around the world on someone else’s dime.
Am I happy with what I have accomplished?
Absolutely! Despite what I have written above, the whole experience has been excellent. I have written a few good sentences and maybe even a few good pieces. I have laughed, I have smirked, and once or twice I have even snorted. If I have entertained anyone half as well as I have been entertained, I would consider that pretty amazing. In addition to that I have interacted with some great people.
With 900 posts there have got to be a few good ones. Here’s a selection of the ones that still make me smile and still have me dreaming of being a writer. It may be one post, or one paragraph, or one sentence, or even just a word pair, but hopefully you find something to smile about.
- How long is 30 minutes? This post has been seen by more people than any other of the 900.
- The Woman Who Loved Chopin. This encounter, still vivid after so many years, was a lot of fun to write about.
- A Delicate Reveal of Ghost Blue–I would never describe myself as a visually oriented person, but there are moments when that is true.
- All the Colours of Red You Know
- Zero to Hero, Cellar to Stellar
- A Less Forgiving Sunset
Are you going to do this again when you hit 1000?
Yes. Most likely yes. You’ve got to celebrate any victory or occasion that you can. What if I stopped blogging tomorrow? I would never get to 1000.
The future is the next blog post. I will tell you when I get there.