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It isn’t understatement to say that I’m not a goal-setter or a detailed planner. When I started blogging, at the urging of my Goodreads friend and fellow Blogger Steven Williams, whose erudite and informative philosophy blog A Questioner’s Journey you can find here, my only intent was to post the book reviews I was already posting on Goodreads and sometimes Amazon. I never intended to reach an audience or become a member of a vibrant, stimulating, worldwide community; I wouldn’t have even considered that as a viable plan. Hell, I barely had a plan at all, and my purpose in blogging, like my major in college 2 decades (2 DECADES!?!) ago, has undergone periodic changes and only faintly resembles what I would have thought it would look like down the road when I started, if I had thought that far ahead back then.
So imagine my surprise, 35 (now 36) posts and not quite 2 years later, to discover that, within the past 24 hours, my humble little blog has earned 100 followers and 500 likes.
Really? My blog, my thoughts & ideas, have enough significance or resonate so well with that many people around the world? People from different countries, different cultures, male, female, both/neither/other, “normal” and “abnormal”, care enough about what I have to say that you’re willing to ride along with me for a little while?
Wow! I am honored, a wee bit gratified, and a whole lot humbled. With every fiber of my being, from my long, skinny, crooked fingertoes to my curly, thinning, graying hair, I thank you, all of you, each and every one of you, for your love, support, attention, and for sharing your thoughts with me as well. I look forward to living this crazy, wonderful life with you for as long as you’re willing to hang on.
Take care, be well, and happy Blogging!