When I first started blogging I never thought I would last one year, let alone two. I started doing this to get things off my chest. My wife was tired of listening to me vent all the time.
Blogging provides a nice release and I find it a good way to get ideas out of my head. I never thought I would get many–if any–readers. I don’t write this to be self-deprecating but to be realistic. After all, how many thousands (hundreds of thousands? millions?) of blogs are out there?
I had read other people’s websites and posted comments–a lot of comments–long before I started my own blog so I had a certain level of interaction with the blogosphere (I hate that word). But having your own blog is different. As the days have progressed to months and the months now two years, I have developed a number of virtual friendships that have opened my mind in many ways. So I want to thank you for that.
And big h/ts to my top referrers (in alpha order), Bob, Kellie, Martin, Noga, Norm, Roland, Snoop, Stark and Sultan. You all have brought a lot of readers to this humble third-tier blog and I greatly appreciate it.
What does the future hold? I’m not sure. As far as this blog goes, I’d like to move towards the slow-food approach (slow-blogging?). Less concern about staying on top of the latest news and events and more in-depth explorations.
Whether this will happen, I do not know. Our son is the main priority now. I am also trying to complete my dissertation and would like to finish by fall 2009 or spring 2010 at the latest. After that, who knows? My wife and I have been discussing moving back to California. We both miss it a great deal and our parents are not getting any younger. We want our son to grow up around his grandparents.