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Most people who choose to write and post blogs do so to make a point of some kind. That is not something I always try to do. Make a point, that is, or push a position, or share a recipe for s’mores. Many of my subjects are valid and intense..full of honesty and conviction. Some are light and whimsical. Some are full of nostalgia, fear and regret. I write and post because I enjoy touching on subjects that interest me, amuse me, and by extension, hope they will entertain and be enjoyed by you, my followers and friends.
But, I never have been good at math.
A few postings ago, I slipped in a teaser about an upcoming blog that would blow the roof off the cyber-joint that we share. I said that I was only four posts away from my 400th blog. I was elated. I was preparing something special that would help many of my readers believe that they’ve really not wasted that much of their precious life in taking time to read my stuff and even click ‘like’.
But, then…cold reality and facts slapped me upside the head. I took the time to look more closely at my stats on WordPress and found myself in a cold shower. The number of 396 was what I was focused on. But in reality, that number included the total number of blogs written not published. I failed to recall that I had 14 posts that were started and never finished…for various reasons. I didn’t think they were good enough, I forget about starting them and I, most importantly, neglected to delete them. So they fell into a category called ‘drafts’.
This is where I am found wanting. I promised a 400th blog that would deliver the emotional impact that would be the equal to Cher performing at half-time at the Super Bowl, to Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize, to finding a lost episode of Gilligan’s Island, to proving the climate really does change because of human activity (something that seems to be beyond the grasp of anyone who slept through 7th grade science), to proving that Yoko Ono really did break up the Beatles and that bringing back Dynasty to TV is somehow a rational idea.
So, in reality my last post about Halloween was my 383rd.
This is a set-back worse that Trump ‘winning’ the 2016 election (not really).
The question is: where do I go from here? At the rate I’ve been posting, it may be well into 2018 before I can deliver the ‘keeper’…the 400th blog post.
Not to worry. I will always find something worthwhile to post and, hopefully, worth your time to read.
And click “like”.