Tuesday, September 03, 2019
14 years ago today, Travel posted his first picture and first blog posting. For several years, the blog was about the little penguin (who is still resident in my bag.) Then it shifted to me. In 2015 I decided to post at least once a day, as I recall I have missed one day since then. This becomes a habit, like breathing, it is hard to stop. The more I blog, the easier it becomes. Though far from perfect, forcing myself to write seven postings a week, has improved my writing. Yes I know a few typos slip through, without an editor they always will, that is how my brain is wired.
A friend got me started with blogging, I guest blogged for him for a couple of weeks during the summer of 2005. His original blog is long gone, but he is back sporadically blogging at http://mrbertblogs.co.uk/.
Over the years I have met several dear friends through blogging. People I traveled out of my way so see. There are a few bloggers who have dropped off of blogging over the years that I miss. I have stopped reading a handful of bloggers, I don't need to invite rudeness into my life. As blogs drop away, I look for new ones. The statistics tell us, that there are about 10 readers, for every person who comments.
My morning starts with a list of a dozen blogs that I check for updates everyday. On the weekend there are a bunch more that I check once a week or so. Some like Dr. Spo, Mitchell and John Gray, I almost always comment on, others like Ken and Walt, I seldom - if ever comment on, but I read everyday. (No real reason, but Ken is the first blog on my daily list.) All of You are an important part of my life, thank you for creating content that informs and entertains. You matter! Please keep doing this.
If you are in Washington DC, and want to meet the guy-behind the penguin, I am often available.
I plan to keep doing this. I hope you keep visiting and reading.