The thousand mark.
Seems like I've had a lot to say since I started this here blog. This was my first post, back in March of 2004. And here we are today.
Wondered if I should have a special 'theme' for this post. Maybe a retrospective? A look back down Memory Lane. A wondering glance at the future?
Or maybe I'll just comment on the present and take it from there.
Spouting my words out into the internet has been wonderfully rewarding in so many ways. I've made contact with people from all over the world, met some wonderful and special new friends (talkin' to you Denver and Delaware bloggers!) and have used it to keep in touch with family and friends as well. Have written almost every month since I started, except for the period after Hurricane Wilma when my life was in a horrible place and I feared that writing about the emotions that were a little too close to the surface would not be good for anyone involved...so I stopped writing.
Back when I first started, I was pretty much a political newbie. Consumed and passionate as all get out. Not near as articulate as the big league bloggers that I was starting to read morning, noon and night, but what I lacked in written eloquence I feel I made up for in getting and staying involved in local politics. Work with your strengths, ya know? Cold-calling and door-knocking suit me fine. Writing a 500 word diary on Daily Kos? Eeeek! No thanks!
Present day, I am once again involved with politics, this time in CO. Back in 2004 I was so hopeful that my efforts would place honest and upright candiates where they needed to be. When my efforts and the efforts of the rest of my political ilk failed, I was devastated to the brink of despondancy. Pushed back from everything and everyone political. But I've come back out of necessity and desparation. I want to make a difference. My efforts might not result in any wins, but at least I'm doing something instead of just sitting at home blogging about it.
Sititng at home blogging. That used to be my main form of entertainment when I lived in FL. Here in CO, my blog has been my lifeline to the Denver area. By meeting the oh-so-friendly Denver blogging populace, I've been to lots of new places with uber cool people and have had killer times. And it just keeps getting better.
In a nutshell, while my life was good at post #1, post #1,000 has found me happier than I've been in many years. Could I be any happier when post #2,000 comes around? I can't imagine how I could be, but then again, you never know with blogs.
I'll let ya know when it happens.