A Missed Anniversary

I missed celebrating an anniversary last October.  No, it wasn’t my wedding anniversary.  I remembered that. 

Last October marked the tenth year that I have been blogging. 

Wow.

I’ve blogged in fits and starts over the years.

And the subjects of my posts have ranged all over the place.  There was my “year of living dangerously” and “the Genius Project”.  And an ongoing battle with Resistance and the creative process.

In 2010, there were over 120 million blogs out there.  Now, there are over 600 million blogs!  Getting noticed is even harder than it was when I started. 

But millions of us continue to post things in the hopes that someone will read them.  That we will move someone.  That we will connect

Looking back at that first blog post, I think that some of my original sentiments still hold true. 

I’ve discovered things by reading other people’s blog posts.  I’ve found authors and books and ideas.  I’ve found inspiration, too.  I’ve found the occasional laugh and the occasional tears.

I’ve found community.  And it doesn’t have to be a two-way street.  Sometimes it’s enough to read about someone.  And experience what they want to share about themselves.

No matter how different we are, we share many of the same experiences and feelings.

I still hope that I can contribute to someone else’s growth.  By helping them discover some books or authors or ideas that they didn’t know they were looking for.

And I might even learn a little bit about myself along the way…

© 2021 Peter Gruner

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