Today, this blog marks 10 years and — with this post — 5,000 posts.
I’m surprised and happy something I started senior year of college has made it this long. Who starts anything and thinks of how it might exist in a decade? You, friends and family, are responsible for the longevity.
Thank you… for reading. Thank you for listening when I needed to get things off my chest. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for sending links. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your encouragement.
Thank you for blogging, tweeting and posting in ways that shared your ideas, interests, passions, stories, people, culture, and so many links. I am eternally appreciative of how you spark the curiosities around you. There’s only so much a person can say alone. The rest is conversation.
In real life, close ones, thank you for trusting me with what to blog and what not to blog. Thank you for never giving up on me when I said, for the hundredth or millionth time, “Hold on, I just need to finish a post!”
Hitting the two marks on the same day isn’t a coincidence. Realizing a few months back that both were nearing, but getting to 5,000 in time was a stretch, I pushed myself to pick up my posting significantly and reach both the same day. Life only grew busier the last 10 years, and finding out last week that the blog birth’s was three days earlier than I’d previously thought didn’t help. But I ruled out publishing a bunch of short stuff or junk that didn’t matter. I wanted to prove to myself there were still so many things worth fighting within one’s head to express.
Now here we are. Guess there were still — are still — so many things.
I don’t know where I’m going to be 10 years or 5,000 posts from now. Content and healthy, chasing randomness and form, I hope. Mostly, I hope you’re there. I hope your heart stays strong and mine does too.