Just after midnight this morning I got an achievement notification from WordPress – for something I had completely forgotten about. It seems I’ve been writing my blog now for a whole year.
When I first started I promised myself I’d do it for a month – just to see if I had it in me to regularly create something instead of just consuming things in life.
At the time I was deeply unsettled and struggling to answer a personal question which for years had bugged me. It took a little while but (at least in part) I answered it and ever since I’ve been pouring myself regularly onto a page.
I’m not sure I could stop even if I wanted to now.
At the time of writing my 259 posts have gathered (what I think is a mind boggling) 30,480 views from 8,854 readers. Some of those poor souls also compounded the injury of having my thoughts inflicted upon them and chose to prolong their suffering by subscribing.
These individuals (for reasons often beyond my understanding and expectations) come back again and again with kind words and messages of solidarity and support.
It’s for this reason that I’d like to just take a moment to thank each and every one of them, because this blog – with it’s readers and contributors – has helped me rebuild parts of myself that I long thought broken. You have accepted me at my lowest and helped me rise up.
You have my profound, and humble thanks for reading internet. Let’s start year two 🙂 .