Last week I posted my 300th blog post. And true to form, missed out on commemorating the occasion.
This is something of a trend for me when it comes to my writing. I’m constantly overlooking my memorable achievements.
(What few memorable achievements I have as an unpublished, unconnected writer.)
As far as months go, I can’t say I care much for February.
This isn’t for the reason most might expect. It’s not the weather. For most of Canada, February is dark, cheerless, and frigid – the furthest thing from the festive winter wonderland of a couple months prior.
I experienced 30 straight years of that. But now, living on the west coast in Vancouver, February days are noticeably longer, the temperatures rest well above zero (some winters, it never even goes below freezing), and although it rains for days and weeks on end, at least you don’t have to shovel.
A rare mid-week and late-night post from me to commemorate my very first post on The Rules of Engagement, which was also mid-week and late-night.
For one year now, my blog has been online.
In that time, I’ve amassed some respectable numbers, learned a lot, and made some wonderful blogging friends.
Even more importantly, though, I’ve regained the confidence I’d lost as a failed blogger in a past writing life.
My original goal for this blog was to add one new post a week, regardless of whatever else might be on my plate. With the exception of a conscious choice to not blog one time during the Christmas season, I’m happy to report that I’ve not missed a single week.
Consistency is the key to a successful blog, as it is with most other things in life, not the least of which includes writing.
51 posts in year one. As is often said on the birthdays of people when they turn a year older,
And many more!