First, THANK YOU!!!! To all you wonderful people who read and follow and especially COMMENT!!!
Here is the text of my very first post:
So, everyone keeps telling me, “start a blog! Start a blog!” So fine, I’ll start a blog! And either it will be a huge success and I will go on to fame and fortune, or it will fail and I can go back to everyone and say “ha! I was right! Starting a blog was pointless!” So, really, either way, I win.
As you can see, I was just the tiniest bit defensive. At least publicly. Privately, I made a promise to myself that I would try it for a year, and be serious about it, 1-4 posts every single day, and if I was able to build up an audience, I would keep going. Because I know myself, and I know I can’t write things if there isn’t an audience (this is why I have never been able to keep a diary).
And now it is a year later, and I am averaging 3-6 posts a day, I have about a 2 dozen faithful commentators, and a couple hundred visitors a day (the visitors aren’t as impressive as that sounds, I’ll get into it in a post later today about where my views come from). So, yes, I will be continuing. For at least another year.
And I really like blogging! So THANK YOU!!! Thank you for reading and commenting, and thank you to all the people in my “real” life who nagged me into doing this.
And now, if you want to do one more thing for me, in the comments, tell me what is your favorite post of mine from the past year. Which will make me feel warm fuzzies inside, but also give me valuable market data 🙂 And maybe make me write more posts like the ones you like in the coming year.