One Thousand

When I started writing this blog, I didn’t think very much about each individual post as part of a whole, rather, I used each post to document an event or to get thoughts out of my head and onto paper.  My blog has evolved into a multi-faceted thing – a “being” almost.  I don’t post just pictures like I started with, but I also don’t just post stories or thoughts without images very often.  I still use it to document the important events in our lives from sports contests to funny anecdotes to using it to sort through my own thoughts and feelings.

Seattle Skyline

Sunday when I published the As I Age post, WordPress notified me that it was my 999th post, and I only had one more to go to reach the magical “1,000” mark.  So what does that mean, other than I have actually clicked the “publish” button 999 times?  It means there are 999 stories, pictures, and ramblings that I have shared with the world.  It means that as I write this post, I have sat down and expressed myself 1,000 times in the past 5 years – either using images and picture stories, or through writing.

It means that I have been able to successfully utilize this blog as an outlet for over five years now.

This past year, I participated in the Post-A-Day 2011 Project.  I got started in the project a little late into the year, and for the most part, I did pretty well posting daily until Summer.  Publishing posts became more sporadic at that point, but I was still publishing pretty regularly.  Once school started this fall, my posting regularity took a huge backseat to everything else, and I barely managed to post once a week.  I don’t mind so much that I didn’t “successfully” post each and every day this year because life happens; however, I do wish I would have taken more time to at least finish a few of the umpteen “draft” posts I started.

I haven’t looked, but I don’t believe the Post-A-Day project is being formally organized for the 2012 year, but I have my own little post-a-day goal.  My goal is to publish at least a picture or quote daily, if not a longer, detailed post.  Whether I am successful or not will not be determined by the number of published posts I have at the end of the year, rather, I am basing my success on whether or not I grow as a writer, photographer, and story-teller.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for topics you would like to see me write about, leave them in the comments and I will do my best.

So there you have it – my 1,000th published post.  It’s a pretty big milestone, but it is nothing compared to what I will accomplish this next year – on and off my blog.