Happy anniversary

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 🙂 .



  1. It’s a real privilege to be able to read your pourings 😀

    I know you’ve said before that you don’t feel inspirational and you’re a wee bit embarrassed by being held up as a shining example but you are!

    Keep it up Davey and thank you for sharing xx

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  2. Keep it up mate. Your blog is a diamond. Have you considered looking for a job on writing? Just a thought. Problem is though that sometimes doing something as a profession kills all the fun.

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  3. Love your blog Dave, you write so well and with honesty, your really talented.

    Just sitting with my caramel latte enjoying my morning read.

    Looking forward to year 2 😀 Xx

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  4. Happy Anniversary Davey – I’m one of those who is thoroughly enjoying your writing and your weight-loss journey. I love how honest and reflective you are, and unafraid to share your pains as well as your joys. Keep on with all of it, the stupendous weight-loss – and the blog!

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