Somewhat of a personal milestone, this post is number 400. Things have definitely changed since that first post back in October 2005.
When I first started blogging, Delphi had just declared Chapter 11. I was also trying to find a direction or theme for the blog. Thus, a little bit of this, that, and the other, and the blog looks changed every now and then (and it still does!). But then, some things haven’t changed either.
Looking back over various posts over the years, I do wonder why I keep doing this. Like Jen in one of her posts, I too get tired of watching & commenting as the world as we know it seems to be coming apart at the seams. Thus, the eternal question (?) begs to be asked:
Why do we blog?
For me, it’s needing to comment, rant, or otherwise write about a world gone mad to a larger audience, even though I may jokingly state there are around 6 to 8 1/2 readers of the blog, there are more (at least that’s what my traffic counter states). And there are actually people who think the same way (or not) that also have the courage to put their views out there to be reviewed and commented on. It’s the best form of peer review that I’ve seen in a while, because it draws upon a large contingent of people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Also, by looking into and researching the goings on of politics, business, and humanity itself, I find that I can understand not necessarily the meaning of life, but what life consists of. It’s also a conduit to help keep my sanity in an otherwise insane world. That’s always a plus.
But here’s the kicker: As a child, I hated to write.
So where do I go from here? Forward, of course! Hope to see you there too.