Six years ago today, I entered the world of blogging, clueless. I innocently rolled out the welcome mat thinking ” if you build it , they will come”. My intention was pure and “they” did come with millions of views and yet by an odd twist of fate, I’m beginning almost from scratch. The biggest lesson I’ve learned about blogging over the years is detachment of ego. The world doesn’t need another blog. I will never have a million Twitter followers. There will always be someone more successful, bigger, smarter, more clever and God knows, funnier. Memories are short. If I’d chosen not to return after the migration and two month hiatus, there would be virtually no trace of my content. Maybe a handful of readers might notice and miss me but a year from now? Probably not and it’s okay. Do you remember what book, TV show or blog you read Aug. 30 of last year? I don’t remember either.
The reason I’ve returned is the same reason I started blogging. Passion. Plain and simple. It’s the reason I created over 1750 posts with thousands of images. It’s the reason I slogged week after week, month after month without a break for years. Sure it takes dedication, creativity and a touch of madness to keep going but at the core is passion. What fuels the passion is creative inspiration and interaction with readers. It’s you dear reader who is the oxygen to my flame. Otherwise, I’d be content scribbling in a diary that no one would ever see. Learning new skills, honing my craft and gaining new insights into what makes me tick is motivating. Learning what makes other tick is fascinating. The twin sister to passion is curiosity. I’m curious about everything and everyone.
When I began this blog journey six years ago there was a new blog created every two seconds. Pretty daunting stats but guess what? Now there is a new blog created every half second but most bloggers will give up in the first few months.
Boomer Muse then and now.
This is part of the very first post. Images weren’t watermarked and needless to say things turned more sophisticated after my first year.
Welcome. I mean it. Who else would roll out their own welcome mat for you? And yes, those are my tootsies.
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