I never would have thought it possible. My little blog, with all my random thoughts and ramblings, has just passed ten thousand hits!
When I started this blog, it was mostly for me to sort out all the writing related things I've learned over the years. I felt like I had too much stored in my head, and if I didn't write it down somewhere, I would start losing information. Yikes!! Can't have that... :)
I originally planned to find a nice, pretty journal and then start my brain dump. But something about that bothered me...it seemed too limiting. Why? Well, if I kept my thoughts in a journal, no one else could add to it with a different opinion or perspective. Plus, I knew what I understood, but did I understand it well enough to explain it to other people such that they would understand? I wasn't sure I could.
So, I took a deep breath and started my brain dump here, for all the world to see. I figured that if I was way off or missing something, someone would speak up. :)
I can't tell you how much this blog has helped me. I see a HUGE difference between my early posts, and the ones I'm writing now. I can't believe how much I've learned in the past year, from forcing myself to put my thought to words, to all the different opinions and perspectives all of you have contributed.
But the best part is that I've made some great friends through this blog. I love hearing about what you all are up to, what you're reading, how your work is progressing, how your kids are doing, how your bathroom remodeling is coming, etc. :) I love that there are so many ways for writers to keep in touch with each other.
Thank you to all who are reading this, and I hope there will be many more interesting discussions to come. :)