Wordsmithmagic is a blog I started a little over two years ago.
When I began, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about, as I have many, many interests. But I wasn’t writing at the time, despite my many, many attempts to return to my writing projects (still in progress, as of now). So I created a “required” (at least in my mind) schedule, wherein I would post an entry every four days. This has turned out to be a really great exercise for me, as I have kept up that schedule of one post every four days ever since. Oh, I have truly derailed the whole process a few times, but I have always put in the time and the number of posts to catch up again when this happens, and thus, on average at least, I really do have one post every four days.
Over this time I have learned a lot about the outside blog reading world, too. I don’t get a lot of comments, but I get far more people stopping by to “like” my entries than I ever thought I would. And I have really enjoyed checking out their blogs in reciprocal fashion, too. Lots of folks out there writing about a wide variety of stuff.
I still focus on my main faves in my blogs: genealogy, writing, travel. Although I now have more posts with pictures, sometimes even just random stuff I like. Those are the posts that gather the most likes, so evidently many folks enjoy the same things I do, which is comforting in its own way. I rarely post anything about actual writing, however, as I haven’t spent any time on my projects. If I get back to it, though, I feel certain posts relating to that will emerge.
For those of you who are loyal readers, whether you “like” these posts or not, thanks for hanging in there. I can definitely promise you more of the same. As of this morning, I have almost 1000 followers on Facebook, over 500 on Twitter, and 285 following directly. That is really awesome and humbling at the same time. Thanks for the compliment — I don’t take it lightly.
So today, for my 200th post (written anyway, if not 200th posted) I thank all of you blogger posters and readers who help this world exist in the first place. A great big cyber hug for you all!