Woo Hoo! Yesterday I hit 500 posts!!
It’s a little bit shocking actually, to have opened up this laptop 500 times with the intent to write 500-1000 words (though Earthwalking says the average person only reads 178) and share those words with the world. And that’s what’s still my favorite part still is: meeting and interacting with people from all over- who are different in all sorts of ways, yet still, oddly alike. How many of you thought you would read the words of a sarcastic, fast writing, slightly uptight New Yorker who enjoys opera and fast casual food? Hmmm- I don’t see many hands raised….
I still don’t like writing titles. I sort of cheated today- I went with the obvious headline, but for the most part, that title space crushes me. My favorite thing is when I post a post and forget to title it. I realize it immediately after I hit send (or when someone likes it and it shows up on my feed that they liked nothing), but then I panic and come up with the stupidest title ever….
I’ve also found that blogs that I loved (where I think I’m being clever) are not as popular as the blogs where I am completely open on the page. I guess everyone likes to see that others have the same problems and issues, that they are not alone, that at least one other person in the world shares the same exact struggle. I guess that’s why we blog- to share our ups and downs, our positives and negatives. The things we are most proud of, and the things we regret…
I wrote a blog a few months ago about whether or not men and women can be friends- to which one of my friends emailed me and said ‘Well- you certainly opened up a big old can of worms with this one”. I admit- I love when people become fully vested in what I write. I love when I stir up emotion and people can’t help but giving their opinion, and the interaction amongst peers goes crazy (it’s as close to viral as I’ll ever get…) This is what blogging is supposed to be- everyone sharing without being mean or hostile. Everyone listening and contributing.
I still have my issues with wp, and apparently they’re about to make changes to the editor. yay. That should be a steep learning curve. I also found that when you follow someone now you have the ability to see their post in notifications feed. At first I thought this would be annoying, but it’s actually a pretty good way to keep track of blogs. So, if you see I’ve followed you now, it’s because I’m trying to have you appear in my feed.
I took a break recently because I needed to recharge my battery. I’m happy to say I’m at about 95%. I still love blogging but I’ve hit the infamous 18 month wall….I think I’m going to change the format a bit, and add some new social media outlets. I feel it’s time to expand my blogging domain in my attempt at world domination…Over 50’s unite….
But for today, I thank you for your love and support of both my blog, and of me personally. Without you all this wouldn’t be half as much fun!
To infinity and beyond……….

Also- I apologize if this is a duplicate post- had tremendous publishing issues this morning

59 thoughts on “500 Posts!

  1. The blogs I want to read regularly are in my WP reader feed because…so easy! Coffee and phone, hit the reader, and it’s all there. I don’t have to search or click icons in comments or whatever…just read. LOVE this feature.

    I love reading you. Keep it up. I recently joined Instagram (you’ve read why) and finding that I really like it. I take very few selfies, it’s mostly about other things, even potential blog fodder, and I do love to see other people’s pictures (of their stuff, not their selfies so much). One friend in the UK travels to Frankfurt so he takes photos of the architecture there, that alone would interest me to follow you if you head out into NY and take photos of interesting buildings or other Manhatten features that those of us who don’t live in New York dream about seeing one day. πŸ™‚ Others post photos of food (which I also love) both home cooked or while traveling and I always marvel at the inspiration that comes from IG. I had no idea! Bonus – it helps me keep taps on my girl and her social media activity. Let me know if you’re going there or where else and I’ll look for you. πŸ™‚

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    1. I think Instagram is my next frontier I’m going towards! It’s funny….your post yesterday didn’t show up in my reader but showed up in my notifications!

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  2. I read all of your words, not just 187! I look forward to seeing your posts every morning.

    I am not thrilled with the new editor. It is definitely a steep learning curve. I spent two hours fiddling with it a week or two back, and all I can say is: it’s not very efficient, compared to the current editor. 😐

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  3. You are like the morning coffee. I see some of the same readers commenting who I follow. I wonder “what is happening in New York?” and I think you tell an interesting perspective. I don’t know many families raising a child in New York City and for that reason, I like to listen to your days.

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  4. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Congrats on 500. I use reader for some but email for most of the ones I don’t want to miss (yours). I am on Instagram and like it. Looking forward to your next 500!

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  5. Congrats on the 500th post! I’ve gotten the new editor (Gutenberg) and I very much like it. I’ve been writing some how-to posts on the new editor over on my blog, impractical-advice.com. The learning curve is not high at all. You also get new capabilities like the “drop cap” that are super-easy to use. As another post-fifty blogger, I very much enjoy your posts!

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    1. Great post and congrats! 500 posts is amazing! I think you’re right, we all enjoy posts relating shared experiences. Also, while that research only credited readers with hanging on for 178 words, I happily read more πŸ™‚ And I bet their data would look different if they surveyed the blogging community πŸ™‚

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  6. And my hand is raised…I think it’s all depends on the style of writing (and of coz – info). If I like or it gives me something NEW (new emotional adventure, make me smile or sad…+ if I can relate) – we read.

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  7. Great post and congrats! 500 posts is amazing! I think you’re right, we all enjoy posts relating shared experiences. Also, while that research only credited readers with hanging on for 178 words, I happily read more πŸ™‚ And I bet their data would look different if they surveyed the blogging community πŸ™‚

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  8. Congratulations, I started off with a couple of blogs that didn’t make it to a second post. And I don’t think I’ve ever written 1,000 words in a post – in fact I’ve just done one where I wrote titles for a few photos and left it at that. You are very dedicated.

    The content doesn’t make a lot of difference to me – even when I love a blog I normally only follow it erratically and it’s purely random when I turn up and read.

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