November 17th, 2007...
No, that's NOT the date today but the date of the very first post on this blog by yours truly! That's right, folks! November 17th last year this humble attempt at sharing a bit of my life was born. Good or bad, today is my blog's birthday...
I really should say "our blog" because I think of this blog as belonging as much to you, the readers, as to me. The readership of any writing endeavor is the gauge of how successful the writer is or is not. The first few post that I did had no readership at all. I never noticed because I was having so much fun. Now I have a few readers, and I'm still having fun! How great is that?
Sometimes, in the beginning, I thought about the fact that maybe I wasn't being entertaining enough. I thought many times about changing direction, about maybe being more commercial or flippant, maybe even more political or commentary minded. But that's not me, that's not who or what I am. So...for better or worse, the writing has followed the same format all this time.
Format? Did you say format...? Yes! The format that I use is to say exactly what I'm feeling on that particular day, as close to the way that I would say it if we were talking face to face. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't! But that, my friends, is the way of life. Even a real conversation sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. I know you have all had conversations where what you said didn't come out the way you meant it to. We all have...!
So here it is. A year later and hopefully just a tad better than when we started. The only thing I know for sure is that I intend to keep writing, and hopefully you will continue to come by for a read and a cup of coffee.
It has been fun most of the time, a pain in the ass at other times, and a challenge all of the time to come up with something worth you spending your time here. I do hope that I have succeeded to some degree, and will continue to strive toward that end. Please...feel free to drop by again, OK?
Now, in keeping with tradition, how about a fresh cup of coffee with a friend...?