I received notice from WordPress that today is my 4 year “blog-iversary” – I can hardly believe it! So I decided to look back over my (122) posts. I did the math (you are welcome) and over 48 months, I am averaging about 2.5 posts per month. That is pretty pathetic, but if you realize that the first month, I published 12 posts (some were poems written long before I began blogging), and start with the 2nd month, the average per month drops to 2.3.
After the 1st year, it gets even worse. During December 2010 (my first year blogging), I was posting nearly every day with a “Month of Gratitude”. Granted the posts were short, but it raised my average considerably. If I just do the math for the last 3 years, I posted a total of 52 times over 36 months. Barely over once a month!
I started this blog to chronicle the journey I was traveling as the daughter of an Alzheimer’s patient – focusing on the “Spirit Within” both him and me. It has been an outlet for me to express both gratitude and sadness, joy and grief, frustration and silliness. But I am not sure there is much of a theme to it.
I read other blogs and am impressed by the writers’ ability to convey their message, whether it is sharing information, detailing their struggles, or offering humor. I follow quite a few, and enjoy reading about the lives of people – some I have things in common with, others I feel I learn a lot from, many who make me laugh. I don’t have many followers myself, the number of views I get for each post is limited, and I am not sure I am really contributing to the blogging world.
I am sitting here pondering the last 4 years, during which Dad passed away, and thinking there isn’t much more to say. I may decide to start a different blog – if I find myself with something to share – but for now, I think I will just let this one fade into the void of the interwebs. I’m not going to shut it down, but I am going to say good bye.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to the handful of you loyal readers and commenters – I’ll be in touch if I decide to start a new blog so you can decide if you want to follow it!