|Me on the roof (Mom's home) cleaning the drainage gutter - this photo has nothing to do with the subject of this blog but I thought it was a cool photo|
Yesterday I hit a milestone with my blog. I now have over 300,000 hits on my blog. Now of course all of those "hits" aren't from folks who are genuinely interested in my blog or what I have to say but still, 300,000 is a lot of hits. Not page views, but HITS.
I started my blog back in late 2005. Right about the time I decided to sell our house in Pennsylvania. I was hesitant at first to start a blog because I didn't know if I had enough to write about. 2,097 posts and nine years later apparently I've had a lot to write about.
During that time I've offended more people than I expected. I've had to delete a few blogs because of offended sensibilities. I've lost more than a few friends, including family, who were offended and took personal umbrage from certain blog postings.
I still receive criticism from "Anonymous" (the latest today) because I dared to use "God" as in "God given talent" when in the same blog posting I reminded my readers that I don't believe in organized religion. Yes folks, I'm still being monitored for political correctness. There are those who feel that is their responsibility to try and control my freedom of expression.
During my nine year run of blog postings I've made some really good friends, one especially. And during that time I've made some friends and then they have drifted away for unknown reasons. Maybe they lost interest in me or I offended them or they just found something more interesting than reading my blog. Of course I'm saddened when I lose friends but what the hey? It's their life and their loss, if you don't mind me saying so.
I've suggested to a few friends to start their own blog and I am proud to say that several of them have been quite successful and dare I say even better than my humble blog.
So here we are today folks. I'm still plugging along, making friends and offending others. Hardly a day goes by that I don't blog. Blogging is part of my life these days friends. But there will be one day, and it will come, that I will blog no more. I've already alerted one blogger friend to tell others when Ron is no longer "active." So fear not friends (and former friends who can't stay away and still read my blog), when the "Retired in Delaware" blogger ceases, you all will know about it. But in the meantime, I've just begun. On to a million hits!