Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Halfway There

Dearest Readers,

Today marks the official halfway point of my commitment to blog six days a week for one full year. I don't know why but it feels like I should be celebrating. It's a milestone, to be sure.

For those of you who don't know, this blog was started for a couple of reasons. The first was that I had just seen "Julie and Julia", the film about the gal who blogs each day as she journeys through Julia Child's cookbook. The second reason was that the cat I live with woke me up at 5 a.m. and when I prayed for help not to kill him the Still Small Voice whispered, "Start a blog."

Posting six days a week has its challenges and I'll be honest, sometimes I resent the fact that I've made this commitment to myself. I've often considered reneging but somehow can't bring myself to give up. Besides that, I do like it. A lot. And it helps me. I can be in a foul mood when I start writing and by the time I'm done the irritability has dissipated and I'm truly inspired.

Knowing that I have faithful readers certainly helps. I noticed I lost a follower recently and that was a bit of a sad moment but I receive comments through email and in person and your positive feedback keeps me going.

Apologies for the road block on the comments. I put it there because I got a spam-like comment that linked to a porn site. I'm presently building a new website and am trying to figure out how to transfer the blog over to the site so that people will be able to freely leave their comments each day. I so enjoy getting them and hope to make this happen soon.

Overall, the purpose of this blog is inspire me and you to walk through our respective fears, cultivate courage to achieve our goals, and explore the adventure of our own lives. It is a little bit of experience shared and hope delivered. In the words of the great E.M. Forster, it is a way to "connect, only connect."

Inspiring Message of the Day: We are not alone. We are all in this together. Thank you to the Internet, that mad, exciting forum of the present and the future, for bringing us all together.

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