I missed posting about it yesterday (must have been in mourning for Elvis, still) but it was my Blogging anniversary. Yep, it's be a whole year of fun and nonsense!
It's funny to think about a year passing, isn't it? The whole concept of blogging still has some novelty to it, so in one respect this has been but a fleeting moment. Then I look at the range of things I've written about in that time, and I have a hard time believing I've packed all of that into just one year.
Add to that the truth that life is about much more than what shows up on the computer screen, and it's even more mind-boggling.
The best part about this year has been the interactions with other people -- my bloggy buddies who routinely share with one another, and those that stop by once, or on rare occasion. Y'all are great!
Once in a blue moon I'll get an e-mail from a reader who has gone through the archives and writes about something I posted months ago. Sometimes I have to go back and re-read my posts to have a clue. But that's one of the things that makes this fun!
Basically, I'm writing my diary and leaving it wide open on the table for anyone to come by and read. Sometimes I leave myself open to torment from nosy little brothers; other times I'm honored that someone makes the effort to read what I've written and then leaves a thoughtful comment. (I much prefer the latter, by the way!)
We'll just have to hang on and see what the next year brings. I hope each of you enjoys your blog writing as much as I do! If you don't, then one of us is doing something wrong, and I hope it's not me.
My predictions: I'll still refrain from most political discussion on general principles. I learned in kindergarten that politics can lead to fighting and meanness, and that's not what my blog is about. I do sometimes read and comment on other friends' political discussions, but I'll be one of the first out the door when things turn ugly. Life is too short.
I'd rather give you my recipes for a great pork roast with cherry sauce (complete with pictures of Gumby's able assistance.) My inner soul is more of an apron evangelist. If there are issues, let's sit down at dinner together and see how we can solve problems. Let's enjoy one another. And let's not worry too much about counting the calories, because that takes the fun out of it too! (I'm working on it.)
I guess what I'm saying is you'll probably get more of the same from me over the next year because this is who I am. Will I change? Probably. Maybe next year at this time I'll sit down and take a look back over the year to see what's different. Maybe.