I happened to glance at the blogpost tracker widget that I have, and realized that it has been one year since I decided to not only leave comments on other people's blogs, but actually try to see if I could screw up the courage to try my hand at one myself. While I enjoyed writing, I've never enjoyed writing about myself.
I suppose that is why I try to blog as anonymously as possible. There are some of you out there in blogland (you know who you are) that know who I am, but for the most part I have found that blogging anonymously allows me to detach myself from me, if that makes any sense whatsoever. I've found it to be useful and has allowed me to open up enough to at least try to make some of these posts mildly interesting.
The other thing that it did was get me into the habit of writing regularly. As a budding full-time freelance writer, it is important that I do this, to keep my skills and chops up to speed, especially in-between writing. It also allows me to experiment, to explore and find my own style. People have asked me "Well, what is your writing style?" To be honest, I can't define it. Someone left a comment in my comments box that described it as "pithy," but he seemed to mean it in a good way. I prefer to think of my style as being as honest as possible, and to avoid the sarcastic, melodramatic jingo that seems to permeate so much of what I read in the media these days.
I also have noticed that my blog entry counter is at 151. Somehow, I blew past number 150 without even noticing it. I'll have to pay closer to that from now on.
So, here's to another year, to 150 more blogposts, or perhaps more, and to keep getting better at what I do. Thanks to all of you that have commented, and especially to those that keep coming back. I am eternally grateful that you think I have something worthwhile to say, and want more of it. I'll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite authors, Joseph Campbell:
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
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