1021 Posts Today!
I probably wouldn’t have realized that I’d passed the 1000 mark for posts “…on Anything, Really” except that the Civilian Reader just celebrated passing his 1000th and that made me do a bit of frantic finger counting… (Frantic because I don’t have anywhere near that many fingers, of course!)
So just to do a bit of a reprise, Post the First was on 31 May 2010 and of course it said something like “hello world”: a traditional if uninspiring start!
What I wrote then was:
“In terms of content I’ll be focusing on my writing, so expect to see plenty here about both novels and poetry, what’s coming up and what’s happening, as well as the interviews I do on radio—and I hope there’ll be a few online interviews showing up as well!
But it won’t just be my creative work: I’m looking forward to having conversations around what I’m reading now, the books I’ve loved reading in the past as well as creative influences from other areas …”
There was a bit more, but that’s the gist and by and large I think I’ve kept the content promise. There have been updates on my writing and discussions around writing generally and the writing life; regular Tuesday Poems since June 1, 2010; interviews; book reports; earthquake reports and earthquake poems—a ‘must’ given events in Christchurch, particularly last year; as well as a few posts on other topics. Astronomy, food, and garden photos have featured, plus yes, there have even been a few posts on my cat. (Come on, it’s traditional that “hello world” should be followed at some stage by “here’s a photo of my cat…” )
Sometimes it does feel like a bit of a major keeping it going every day, but somehow or other, I always think of something to post and it all keeps on happening. In fact I’ve only ever missed one day and that was Wednesday 23, 2011, the day immediately after the most major (death and destruction-wise) of the Chriscthurch earthquakes, when we still had no power.
So I don’t think I’ve done too badly so far…
Anyway, 1000 plus being a milestone I would love to hear from you in terms of what you’re enjoying on the blog and what you might like to see more of. Any and all ideas welcome—although of course the books must always come first, so while I will consider anything/everything, I will only ever do what I can manage around the books, time-wise.
But here’s to the first 1000—and to you, for coming, for reading, and occasionally for commenting!