I have been giving real thought to ending the blog. I have come to realize I don’t think I can. It seems I just keep getting drawn back to it. It is almost like it has become a part of my life and an important part at that. I am very touched at all the supportive comments left for me as I was considering ending it. I have been blessed to make so many wonderful friends here on the blog. You have all become like a part of my extended family. The realization of how much I would miss you, of how important you all are to me have come to me while doing this pondering. Not that I really wasn’t aware of it before, it is the how much I value our friendships that has become clearer to me.
An old friend from back in my Norway House days reminded me of something that has been on going for years. There have been days when the blog has given me reason to drag my lazy butt out of bed in the morning. with out that incentive what will I do? I hadn’t thought of that and I really don’t know? Maybe the answer to that question is in how I am being drawn back continually here to the blog. Everyone needs a purpose for being, I don’t know maybe something as simple as this is mine for now.
For the first number of years here, I was really into the statistics, somewhere along the line though The numbers became far less important than the people. That would be all of you that may happen to read this. I just looked and realized this is post #938, I am both shocked and amazed at that number. I remember thinking 40 or 50 posts and I would be doing good. the hits the blog has received. Huh, I forgot to check when I was checking the number of posts but it is somewhere over 300,000. I see that number and have to just shake my head and wonder. Don’t these people realize who I am. I am no one special just me, a guy sitting in his basement In Winnipeg. I just don’t get it.
So yes, I am going to keep the blog going for a while. First I thought it would be nice to see half a million hits but realize that is just not feasible or realistic. So maybe try for a 1,000 posts. Geesh just saying that 1,000 posts. I am going to try to use them to lay out my deepest thoughts and feelings. Now remember I have that male gene in my system and sometimes our thoughts aren’t all that deep.
I have come to realize that the actual title of the blog is something I have allowed to cause me a little stress. It is the word daily. I was pretty good at keeping it up daily back at the beginning but have really fallen off, more and more as time has progressed. New posts going up will just omit the word.
If I wasn’t here I would really miss you all