I started blogging seven years ago on March 21, 2006. On that day, I published two different posts: “Welcome!” and “Questions.” I wrote very sporadically for the next few months, writing about 80 posts through the middle of November. Then, beginning in November, I begin publishing posts regularly.
Since that day seven year ago, I’ve published over 4,000 posts. But, to be honest, that’s not very impressive to me. If this site was nothing more than 4,000 posts that I had written, then I would have stopped publishing this blog a long time ago.
Why do I keep publishing posts for this blog? Because of the 26,000 comments that have been left on this blog since I started it seven years ago. 26,000! That’s more than 10 comments per day average.
And, that’s one of the main reasons that I keep writing and publishing posts here. The comments and interaction and discussion that happens here are more important to me than the posts themselves.
In fact, I’ve often written posts that were little more than extended questions in order to hear from some of my readers. I remember once when someone I know here (“in real life”) said that he read my blog post, but that I didn’t really say anything; I just asked questions. I asked him if he read the comments, and he said, “No.” I told him that he missed the best part of that post. (And, no, I don’t remember which post it was… it could have been any one of hundreds of them.)
So, in the blogiversary post, I want to say, “Thank you!” I continue to enjoy blogging because of you. Thank you for reading; thank you for commenting; thank you for emailing; thank you for anything.
You are amazing! You are the reason that I continue to publish this blog seven years later.