Today is my blog anniversary.
Exactly eight years ago today I posted for the first time on this blog. According to Typepad this post is number 1,986. That means I have averaged posting about 21 times per month or about 1 per work day for the last eight years. That's not a lot for most bloggers but it's pretty amazing to me.
There has been a lot that has happened in those eight years, notably the loss of my father in 2010. My wife, sister and brother are still with me so I'm grateful for that. And exactly four years ago this week I began the job that I now have and it's the best job I've ever had. Too bad I spent 30 years doing something else for a living. On the plus side It did provide me a comfortable living and pension so I am very grateful for that.
During the past eight years I can't say I ever seriously considered not continuing the blog. But I definitely slowed down in 2011. That really wasn't by choice though because the job I love just required a lot more time.
I consider myself a blessed man. I could be sitting at home retired and collecting social security but I really can't see that right now. According to Uncle Sam my full retirement age is about two and a half years away. Most likely I will work at least to that age assuming my health holds. My father is looking down and laughing as I write that. He was still working at 89. I had my workout done at 6:30 this morning so I'm trying, Dad. I'm trying.
Maybe it's time I cleaned up some some of the loose ends on Deliverance. I've got some old links and such and I'll try to get that done. Maybe I'll even change the design or add something. I don't believe that one shouldn't just tread water at my age.
And so it goes. Eight years later. Thanks to all of you that visit. You all come back now.
January 5, 2012 in Blogs
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Lewis - I check your blog everyday - and have enjoyed all of them, although I don't always agree with you! :) Keep it up!
Posted by: Katherine at Jan 5, 2012 12:42:40 PM
Lewis--I'm coming up on my ninth blogoversary next month and "Schmaltz und Grieben" sure has had its share of ups and downs too. Glad to see you've stuck it out--you're one of the few bloggers I still read on a regular basis. The rest have either become too pedantic (prolly myself included), or they've hung it up.
Keep on keeping on! And congratulations.
Posted by: Pete (Alois) at Jan 9, 2012 12:51:58 PM
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