It was ten years ago today – November 21, 2011 – that I burst upon the wide and welcoming WordPress landscape. I immediately began spewing forth bullshit to fertilize the fields, and bring in crops of creativity, contentment and controversy.
A WHOLE TEN YEARS?
IT’S BEEN AN ENTIRE DECADE?
I can’t possibly know all two million WordPress participants, but of the popular, well-known blog-sites of ten years ago, faint few are still posting. AFrankAngle has ceased his social/political observations, and in his retirement, has re-invented himself as Beach Walk Reflections, offering more philosophical meditations.
Like me, although more lucidly, the Coastal Crone is still pumping out rants and rambles on a wide variety of interesting subjects. After you’re finished reading my work, you might have a look at each of them.
While my blogging was to be a way to occupy my time in retirement, and give me a chance to be creative and tell my little stories, I have treated it as at least a part-time job. With no-one to answer to but me, I still work hard to guarantee that scheduled posts are ready and published on time. While I treasure my visitors, I still also do this very much for me, to keep me organized and thinking clearly.
Other than a few, extra, bonus posts like this, I long ago settled into a steady three-a-week, Monday/Wednesday/Friday publishing schedule. Tallying it up, it means that this is my 1475th post. I recently turned 77. With good genes, and increasing medical support, I hope to still be doing this in another ten years. I look forward to be still attracting someone’s attention.
As I threaten, at the top, I offer rants and rambles about many things. I have provided history, humor, insights into language development, politics, religion, and some peeks into growing up in both a small town, and one that is crammed with big-city summer residents.
As The Beatles say, it’s been The Long and Winding Road, and I have enjoyed every twisted mile of it. A big shout-out and thanx to all my visitors, both past and future. Excelsior!!