This is my 1000th post. My first post was written exactly 8 years ago today. This works out to one post every 2.9 days. Why do that? Madness? Possibly. But at risk of bing a wee bit schmaltzy— it may be LOVE.
Of course, love is a very sloppy term. Two quotes kind of come together to embrace the idea. One seems to be an anonymous quote:
“Find three hobbies you love: One to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.”
I have not found one to make money or to keep me in shape… but doing 1000 posts is something I love and has certainly helped me work on that whole creativity thing.
The theory that anything you do enough of will slowly make you get better at, reminds me of an old Dick Tracy cartoon where there was a bad guy who had pressed his finger against an anvil 1,000,000 times. That act made his finger (or maybe thumb?) a deadly weapon— a skull crusher. I may not be a great thinker or writer, but then I have only done 1,000 posts. By the time I reach one million, I am sure I will be SIMPLY AWESOME. Based on my present production rate, I will achieve that in 7, 992 years. Standby.
The second quote from end of Buscaglia’s book, “Love,” (Fawcett Publishing, 1972, page 205):
The most human thing we have to do in life is to learn to speak our honest convictions and feelings and live with the consequences. This is the first requirement of love, and it makes us vulnerable to other people who may ridicule us. But our vulnerability is the only thing we can give to other people. -Father William Du Bay
That is true for blogging as well certainly.
I average about 1000 hits per month. That is not awesome. One of my favorite bloggers gets around 350,000 hits per month (but he does really have great posts). But this is my ministerial and spiritual journey, so anyone who takes the time to take a quick peak at that is welcome. And if you wish to stay a little longer, or even comment, or LIKE (or DISLIKE) feel free to do so.
Thanks for stopping by.