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Friday, March 30, 2007

One Thousand Posts

On the morning of May 14, 2004, I posted my first post to Another Monkey. It consisted only of the words “Coming soon...” and was soon replaced with what now stands as my first post, “Another monkey with a blog!” Thirty-four and a half months and 999 posts later, here we are.

This blog has been a lot of fun for me. It’s served as a homepage, a jumping-off point for the Internet, an adjunct to my personal ad, a message board, a personal art gallery, a place to tell stories, and a place to meet new friends and keep old friends up-to-date. It’s allowed me to express myself on a scale and in ways that I simply couldn’t do otherwise. I’ve shared a lot of sorrow, a lot of pain, and hopefully a little happiness and joy along the way. I’ve taken a stab at granting immortality to loved ones who have died. And maybe, just maybe, by sharing these things, I’ve helped a few people to deal with similar situations in their own lives.

So what next? Nothing radical. 1000 posts is just a number. I’ve been experimenting with adding pictures to NEPA Blogs and I may start doing the same thing here. I’ve maintained a post-a-day schedule fairly consistently for many months and I’d like to keep it up as long as I have something to say or something to share and I am capable of saying or sharing it.

I’d like to take this opportunity to do something I don’t do nearly enough: thank you, the readers and commentors, for making this blog possible. Without you this would simply be the random keystrokes of some half-crazed lunatic in a room somewhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania screaming into the void. Knowing that you are there and reading forces me to focus on doing a good job, writing something interesting, making it worth your while to come here again and again. Your kind words and support have helped me through the dark and lonely times. Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting. And I hope you stick around for a while!

3 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Congratulations!

I can't wait to see what you'll say in your next 1,000 posts.

marc said...

well, I ain't going anywhere. Thanks for sharing your life. Hopefully, the next adaventure awaits!

betz said...

i don't know why this post made me sad, but it did. we have been thru so much together since your first posting harold. thank you for sharing trials and tribulations with me both here, and face to face.