Sunday, December 02, 2018

13th Blogiversary

I wrote my first blog entry on this day, December 2, 2005. So today is my 13th Blogiversary. I just looked at my Blogger numbers and I have a few posts shy of 5,000.

When I first started, coming up with entries was easy. I was writing for the high school alumni website and my audience was for people who grew up here. I was full of stories.

As the days turned into weeks, months, and years I found that the ideas were more scarce. I had to look within for inspiration. Sometimes the words flowed like cold water from a well dipper. Sometimes the words came slower. But they came.

I'm not sure why I felt compelled to write daily. The professional bloggers didn't advocate daily blogging but they said it was important to be consistent.

After a few years, I convinced my wife Jilda to blog too. I wasn't sure she'd take to it, but she did. She's been at it a long time too.

The thing I tell people who ask why I blog is this: Blogging regularly helps you find your voice. And I think that is important. Being able to express oneself is a skill that can help throughout life.

We spent time with Jilda's siblings today. Now it's time to put on some Christmas music, pour a glass of red wine, and toast bloggers across the world.


11 comments:

  1. 5000 posts, 13 years - Well Rick, you have your blogging voice down. Congratulations. Keep writing.
    Joy

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  2. Happy blogoversary.
    !3 years of daily posting fills me with awe.

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  4. Happy Bloggerversary! Like you I've been on blogger for about as many years. It's nice to have comments, but I guess I would blog any way. It's like keeping a journal of my days for me.

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  5. 13 years & still going strong!!

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  6. I am reading this to my girl, who will read it herownself in a few. LOL "I have no idea when I started a journal on AOL." said I, "That Rick can remember stuff."
    To show me she remembers stuff too, she said, 'you started about May of 2004, on our first cross country trip to keep in contact with the family.'

    Shucks, I 'knowed' that!
    Congratulations sir, on your 'Blogiversary' I always enjoy this visit and the good 'lens catches' you get.

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  7. A happy blogaversary to you! I enjoy your blog.

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  8. Those who do not blog don't get how rewarding it is

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  9. Thirteen years!! Well done you!
    Alphie

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  11. Congratulations, and Happy Blogiversary, Rick!! You are always a joy to read.

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