Well, sort of. It’s nearly my 200th post, and I’m very excited to be here! (Officially, I think it’s #196. I’m jumping the gun on it a little to tie in to something else – see the * below.)
This endeavor has turned out to be very enjoyable, and in ways I didn’t expect. I didn’t know that I would like the writing itself as much as I do – getting to 200 posts in a little more than six months is actually a bit of a shock! I didn’t anticipate that I’d find reading other people’s blogs so inspiring, mentally and emotionally. I didn’t think much about participating in the interaction that goes on between bloggers and readers, and becoming part of a community that way. Heck, I figured it would be a wonder if anyone who didn’t know me personally actually read this thing – but interestingly, it’s the opposite, as far as I can tell. Do other bloggers have the same experience?
But I do keep up with stats on this critter, and I know that it’s got some regular subscribers, some frequent visitors who may or may not subscribe formally, and some random traffic. There are a few readers who leave comments often – THANK YOU! – but I’d love to know a little more about you, if you’re stopping by. Please leave me a comment, even if – especially if! – you never have before. I’m especially curious about how you found this blog in the first place, and whether you’re an occasional or a regular visitor. (I know I’ve just about missed “Delurker Day*,” but please play anyway!)
And having reached this threshold so quickly, I think it may be time to slow the posting pace, and possibly even miss a day or two sometimes. There are some things I’ve been missing in other parts of my life as I’ve been getting going over here, and I need to re-allocate my time. But I’m not planning on going away, and I hope you’ll stay tuned for more Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness!
*Click on the link above and leave a comment on Sunshine’s post, too – AND please let her know I sent you! She’s running a contest until Tuesday 10/9 – the details are there.*