I hope you never have to say that. Don't lose track of what you are, and have been.
I read somewhere that if you put a top 5 list in your blog, it will be far more popular so, to honor our first week of over 100 posts, I thought I make a list of the top 5 reasons this blog has been successful - to further inspire me, and hopefully, you.
5. I wrote 100 posts on a tighter schedule then Delta Airlines. When my schedule was disrupted I was able to still press through. There were only a couple of days that I was supposed to post and didn't end up making it. I have achieved the goal of becoming a more disciplined writer.
4. I wrote something meaningful to someone. I’ve gotten some wonderful emails about a few of my posts. One post in particular garnered several private comments to the effect of “that was really well said and has made a difference in my life”. Couldn't ask for more.
3. I have created marketable work. My Friday writing exercise has led to both total flops that nobody likes and short stories that have picked up some buzz - one scheduled to be published next month, the other being actively marketed by someone other than me. Commercial success doesn't make you a writer, but it does offer some much needed inspiration on the days you wonder if anyone is really listening.
2. My weekly page hit count has grown. Thank you. No really, I mean it. Talking to rocks and trees are fine when you’re wandering alone through the woods, but my goal is not to keep myself company online.
1. I love to blog. You all either like what I write or want me to be successful so you keep reading, keep commenting and (at least some of you) keep critiquing my prose. I started a magazine when I was a senior in high school but couldn’t get any traction so (mostly due to the cost of postage and a lack of maturity on my part) I gave up. R&A is successful and I don’t have any plans to quit now.
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