Ok- I don’t know how it happened, but here you are- my 200th post!!

I almost feel bad writing today, and claiming this as 200, because I had 3 days of non-posts where either me or my computer had a virus….but the wordpress Gods said that yesterday was officially 199, so here are some random thoughts on my blogsperience.

  1. I hate creating a title.  Seriously.  I think it takes me longer to write the headline than it takes to write the blog.  I’m not that clever, and I can rarely sum up what I’m writing about.  Perhaps because I am sometimes lost in thought.  Like, I can’t even remember how this paragraph started.
  2. I am horrible at grammar and spelling.  I had this conversation with Jay the other day- I don’t notice these types of errors/ mistakes unless they are glaring.  I’m more focused on content.  I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing.  Probably bad, because I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I will need to hire a copy editor before I send out my novel
  3. I can’t believe I find things to write about 1 day a week, much less 5.  My life is boring.  Yet, I manage to pump out 500-1000 words.  Go figure.
  4. I can’t write/blog when my family is home.  They are distracting.  Well, my Husband is.  I will be at a critical spot, where I have come to some sort of blog epiphany, and then he’ll start talking.  About nonsensical things.  Which is cute- but not when I’m trying to solve the problems of the world.  So, my not solving the problems of the world falls squarely on his shoulders.
  5. I have a lot of opinions.  No really.  I do.
  6. I look forward to blogging every day.  I hated when I was sick and my mind was cold addled.  Blogging has become cathartic.
  7. I have made so many wonderful friends blogging.  I look forward to reading and commenting with so many of you!!  I get excited when I see that you’ve posted, and I look forward to reading of your adventures, and misadventures.  I cry with you all, and laugh with you all.  I am humbled by your strength and perseverance.  I am awed by your wit.  I am emboldened by your honesty.  Thank you!! You all give me hope!
  8. I love comments!!  I love when people feel moved enough to tell me what they think!  And I love when people don’t agree with me, because I value the other side of any argument
  9. I don’t really talk about “likes” or “follows”.  That’s not the reason I blog.  I blog because I love it.  Plain and simple.  But I would be remiss if I did not mention that I have exceeded 1000 followers.  I know?  Right?  How the hell did that happen?  So to all of you who have decided to learn about me and laugh at me (or with me) THANK YOU!!  Seriously- I am humbled to feel that maybe I’ve made any sort of impact in someone’s life.  It is an honor to know all of you!

And there you have it!

Onward and upward!

 

112 thoughts on “200 Posts!!

  1. Congratulations. Writing every day is one thing. Writing compelling and entertaining blogs that resonate with others is quite another. I’ve read your blog since you began and make a point to read it every day. Keep up the fantastic work!

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  2. You may need a copy editor but Grammarly is so much easier, you literally sign up for it and it starts correcting all of your mistakes automatically! It has saved my butt countless times, it even edits what I’m typing right here and now to you! Seriously, get it! It’s free!

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      1. it’l be like that till the end. you’ll love the writing, hate the edits and revision. but once it’s ready and polished, you’ll feel like its the best reward. i haven’t published mine yet, but i hear the publishing is even greater a reward.

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  3. Happy 200th blog posting!! 😁🎉 And a huge congratulations on 1000 followers; that’s so impressive! Ah, it makes me happy to read about people’s blogging experiences. I’m happy it’s become such a relaxing pastime for you! I also think titles are ridiculously HARD. Not fair. Ugh! Haha. 😁 I hope you’re feeling better, too! Cheers. Kelsey.

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  4. Congrats on your milestone! For some reason the titles usually pop into my mind unbidden. Then I have to come up with something to write! Backwards, I know. Anyway, keep up the good work!

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  5. The grammer and spell check option in WP (browser) works just fine. However that option is not available if you blog through your phone app. But ya, I know, sometimes we are so excited to post that we hardly check for errors, don’t we? 😉 (Read as been there, done that😉) I realised that this is the first time I am commenting something on your post,other than the get well comment. I hate creating titles too. May be someone should come up with a create-your-post-title widget or something 😉

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  6. I originally followed you because you were the same age range as me and a New Yorker who still existed in the city. I left New York awhile ago and moved South, other than interludes in Asia and the Middle East. I was curious of your life as a parent in NYC. I have enjoyed reading your posts~

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  7. Well Stated! Always nice to see your “like” on my silly photos. I recently had a 3 week lapse of posting photos – just to question why I do it and who cares anyway – haha. But I’ve realized that I find the process of photo-discovery and photo-editing to be fun, interesting and relaxing – especially since I don’t have a need to derive income from it. My goal for the coming year, though, will be to experiment making some large prints to give away, sell or perhaps do a mini-exhibition at a local library or café.
    it’s tricky though to choose appropriate, framing, matting etc. and decide what type of themes to go with. One theme might be the same as one of my blog posts – “Sunflower Celebration”. Anyhow, congrats on your 200th post and all your followers – you seem have to have stuck a chord with blog-folks alright!

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    1. Thank you so much! I look forward to whatever direction your blog takes! I love photography and I take lots of pics, so I always love seeing what someone with actual skill can do!! Keep taking pics though!! And I know…everybody needs a break every now and then!! Have a great holiday season!!

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  8. Dang. It took me over three years to get to 200. Congrats! I struggle with titles also, but mainly because I’m so linear. I cannot even start on the post itself until the title is written (even though the title inevitably gets changed at least three times). Don’t even get me started on grammar. I will always struggle with “affect” and “effect,” which is really embarrassing. – Marty

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  9. Oh my gosh, ALL OF THESE. Especially numero uno. I HATE coming up with a title. “Make it catchy,” they say. “Make it relevant,” they might add. Whatever. It is what it is. I’m glad I put “writing” into the search bar and your blog came up. Just the kind of content I need. 🙂

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  10. Great post–and congrats on 200 posts! Content ranks higher than grammar–that’s what I always taught my students in my English and Spanish courses-. Even those of us who should know better, make grammar mistakes too–and only catch them after it’s too late.

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    1. I know! My blog reading has cut into my fiction reading!! After being sick last week, I’m slowly catching up on the reading!! But blog writing, when wordpress and the internet are cooperating, doesn’t take me very long. I find it a good way to start my day!!

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  11. Well
    Done!
    We need to collaborate: I have a list of great titles, but no time to write the posts- I can’t believe you do one a day! (But I can definitely believe you need no one home to be able to fully enjoy it).
    Treat yourself to a massage or manicure or something; that’s quite an achievement 🎉, G 😃

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  12. They say don’t go behind numbers but I believe numbers do speak volumes. 200 posts and 1000 followers are awesome. Congrats on it.
    How do you blog every day? I do a weekly post and I don’t think I can do more than that at this time. Not for lack of time but I would be lost for topics and words and spellings i guess. 🙂 So kudos to your effort to blog everyday and I read and comment on most of them. 😉
    Keep writing… look forward to your posts .
    1. Oh I love the title part. It takes me some time to get the right one but I just love that process.
    2. Couldn’t agree more on writing while alone at home. I read out loud when I write so i guess it’s best when I am alone.
    3. I agree on the comment part completely. Through the comments section we actually have a conversation with the fellow blogger and sometimes I am amazed at how the other person has perceived what I have written. A strong connect is formed through the comments.
    Onward and Upward for sure..

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  13. Congratulations! I don’t know how you can blog daily! I need to go off and do something worth blogging about 🙂 I must not be creative enough on my own 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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