Having recently wrapped our family trip to New Jersey for a beautiful Christmas, and having just put the finishing touches on all of my entries for each day of that trip (so the kids can read about it one day); I am prepared to embark on a new voyage.
You see, while I was publishing that last post, I began to realize that it was exactly five years ago that I put the finishing touches on a particular post. When I started typing in the “tags” box, I proudly typed, for the first time, “postaday2011”. My friend Debbi had turned my on to this idea of blogging every single day. The challenge was raised and accepted.
I had such fun. In fact, until late July of that year I was even successful! I posted every single day. Even then, it was our move to Texas that screwed me up, but only temporarily. We were without wifi for about a week and then the signal was week. Blogging was a chore. But I got back into the swing of things. As 2012 drew near I had to determine if it was something I wanted to continue.
In 2012 I actually did it (even if they did change the tag by simply dropping the year). I posted 366 days straight!
So for 2013, I thought I’d try it again. And again I sort of fell off sometime around August.
2014 saw a major spinal surgery set me back a bit by keeping me away from my laptop a while. I settled into the idea of just posting for the joy of posting. And I was fine with that.
2015? Well, It was a bit like 2014. However, at the start of the year I made an effort to reach out to new bloggers and offer whatever assistance I could, remembering that I had once been one of them. The result was a doubling in the amount of followers. I also discovered many wonderful blogs to follow myself.
So here we are.
It’s 2016. I’ve learned quite a bit as a blogger. For instance, short (one sentence) paragraphs are easier to read. Pictures help too.
But I’m down for this. I’ve got a new laptop courtesy of my wife and kids and I am ready to try repeating 2012 (or any of those other five years).
I love blogging. I love writing. I love following and being followed.
If you’re a new blogger, please consider following and by all means comment! I LOVE comments. You will too. Almost as much as you’ll love checking your stats. Unless that’s just a guy thing.
Here’s to 2016 and successful blogging!