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This is my 100th published post! (I have a few drafts lingering around. 🙂 ) I started this blog on May 18th, 2008, but I never celebrated its anniversary because I just didn’t publish that much. After I moved I completely dropped it for nearly a year, and it never seemed like all that great of a thing to celebrate not posting. I’ve tried to be more regular this year and I think largely I succeeded, with the exception of the month I was unemployed. I tend not to write when I’m depressed and that wasn’t the easiest month. It seems kind of silly to celebrate 100 posts (which after all isn’t that many) but it is a landmark on this blog, and since I haven’t celebrated anything else by golly, I’m celebrating this one.
The experience of keeping a public blog is ever changing. I also have a private blog that I’ve kept for nearly eight years, and it’s always interesting to go back and read what I was thinking about. This space tends to be both more and less personal. More personal because there are photos on here. Less so, because I don’t usually write about my deepest thoughts and fears.
The point of this blog though, is to connect with other people. It presents one version of me… not the whole me… but probably a decent representation. But no one that I know shares all my passions. So I write to connect with other people who share a love of gardening or crafting or their children. And I enjoy the counter points of view too – I don’t want to leave that out – but ultimately, it’s about connection.
So thank you, all of you who come here and read and comment. You are the reason I keep writing. Here’s to another 100 posts.
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