Tuesday, December 16, 2008

One Thousand Posts!

About two and a half years ago, on July 13, 2006, I decided on a spur-of-the-moment whim to start a blog. I posted a silly little nothing about being well on my way to 50, thinking that a quiet little blog might be a good way for me to slowly get used to the idea by recording my thoughts -- and perhaps sharing them with a few others.

Who would have known that I'd eventually reach over a thousand posts and welcome well over 30,000 visitors from 122 countries? Certainly not I! I mean seriously, I write about nothing of monumental importance, I have no real theme to my blog, and I certainly lack all the marketing tricks that promise to bring me great blogging wealth that would allow me to quit my job (now is this funny, or what?!) as a technical project manager in marketing and content development. (Ha! I have yet to make a single penny from this blog.)

I often feel guilty that said job above has left me very little time for writing the thoughtful, well-constructed posts that I used to write when I was seeking said all-encompassing job mentioned above.

But it is what it is and I do what I can do.

I thought I'd take this opportunity to bring back a few of my favorite posts from the past two and a half years. In no particular order, here they are. Hope you enjoy them -- either as a first or a subsequent read.

Reflections on Aging

Piano Magnifico

What Not to Wear - Home Edition

Death: The Brain vs the Mind

Raising Teens - Our Only Two Rules

My Son the Business Man

I Met a Man Without a Wedding Ring for Lunch

Teen Drinking, Sex, Curfews and Partying (What We Do)

A Family of Opposites

Ten Ways That a Hot Flash is Like a Labor Contraction

Pondering "Pretty"

Peter Jaffe Never Kissed Me (Even if I Told My Diary That He Did)

The Peculiarities of Being a First-Generation American

I Like Slutty Words

How to Manage a Pain Management Specialist

51 Memories on My 51st Birthday

Omi's Candle

The Holiday Decoration that Wouldn't Leave

A Letter to My Body

25 Things I've Learned in 25 Years of Marriage

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Jen said...

Wow, Carol!!! 1000 posts? That's truly amazing.

I'll be back to browse. And you started this on my b'day - woooohooo!

Princess Cat's Pajamas said...


I'm far behind you... I've had my blog for nearly two years, but have yet to hit 365 posts. Maybe I should start writing more often!!!

Goofball said...

wooohooo, 1000. Congratulations

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