I just noticed that my three hundredth post was yesterday. I’m actually quite proud of myself. It only took me a year and a half to get to this point. Which really isn’t too bad considering the huge stack of nearly empty journals that I have accumulated through the years.
I view this blog as a journal of sorts. It holds all the special little moments and silly little things that I would most likely forget if I didn’t write it down. Only it doesn’t seem to be the little pink diary of my youth. You know the kind…a private one that came with a tiny little lock and key designed to keep out prying eyes. Of course, I had inscribed “PRIVATE! KEEP OUT!!” on the very front pages…just in case the lock didn’t hold. Not that I had an earth shattering secrets. Or that I really thought anyone wanted to see them. It was just the principal of the matter.
Shaun is the one that convinced me to start blogging. In fact he set up a blog for me and posted some little stories that I had sent out to friends and family. If he had thought about it for one second, he would’ve known how much I would resist his act of love. Still…the seed was planted.
It took me a nearly a year, but I finally set up a blog of my own. (You didn’t really think my stubborn self was going to use the one he had set up for me, did you? Talk about having to re-making the wheel)
What amazed me was that people…people that I didn’t know and wasn’t related to started reading my blog. And even better commenting on! (And any blogger can tell you how much we love comments!) I got used to the really odd feeling of people I know “in real life” wanting to discuss things I know I didn’t tell them…they had read it on the blog.
I have met some amazing people from all over the world in blogland. People that I have learned to care about and that I would be thrilled to have as a neighbor. I love going over for a visit and taking a peek into your lives.
So to all of you that come to visit (even all your lurkers out there!) thank you for being a part of this journey. For caring about me and my family and for giving me support to keep writing my little posts…