Yesterday, I realized that I have published 300 posts. That seems like a landmark moment to me, although if you compare it to the number of years this blog has existed, it’s a humble number.
The Chicken’s Consigliere began as a blogspot in the fall of 2009. At the time, blogging was pretty mainstream with new people coming aboard every day. It was even getting to be a cliche. I wasn’t trying to get famous with my blog. I just like to write and wanted to join the fun.
I wrote the most posts in 2010, developed a modest following and what seemed like real friendships. My folks passed away a few months apart in late 2010 and all my words kind of dried up and the blogging became a chore. I tried to stay with it, posting when I felt a glimmer of my old self, but couldn’t sustain any consistency. I think 2012 was the lowest posting year.
I bounced back a bit in 2013 and 2014 although many of the bloggers I used to follow had stopped blogging by then or had moved into new circles of friends. I reached out and found new bloggers that I connected with and those are the ones I read to this day, although I still miss some of the old ones.
These days, I keep things light with the blog. It’s a hobby-maybe the only one I’ve ever maintained for this long a stretch. It’s a journal of sorts. When I’m in a blogging stretch, I enjoy the writing. When I’m not, I enjoy reading other blogs and my own old posts. I also enjoy reading old comments-some of the conversations that take place in the comments are funnier than the posts.
And so today, on the morning of my 301rst post, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has ever visited, read, and commented. I appreciate it. And those of you that also blog, I’ve enjoyed the worlds you create with your words. Now let’s have cake. Imaginary cake. That goes without saying. It’s the best kind of cake, anyways, because it comes in your favorite flavour, is delicious, and calorie-free.