The rain came down, then the temperature dropped, and then the sun went down. Which all combined to create a spectacular sunset. I wish I had had a real camera with me; the one on my phone just really doesn’t have enough power to do justice to the light and the color that was there. I don’t have a point-and-shoot any more – the flash on my purse camera died last fall, and I haven’t been happy with any of the potential candidates. The one I had was a $100 camera five years ago, but the current version is closer to $200 and I’m not ready to spend that much on a replacement.
When I logged into wordpress, I had a message wishing me Happy Anniversary. I’ve been in this space for the last six years, which completely blows my mind. I remember setting up this account, trying to pick out a tagline and a pseudonym. If I remember correctly, wordpress at that time told you how many wordpress blogs you were joining. At the time I started this space, it was something like 650K. That was a lot, but no where near how many there must be now.
It goes without saying that the blogging community is much different than it was six years ago. I think that all of the bloggers in the cohort I started out with have either moved on to parenting or living childfree. I say “I think” because most of them have also stopped writing. I never approached this space with a plan, just with the desire to get stuff out of my head. And that’s why I’m still here. The need to clear some mental space never really goes away. Sometimes it’s a stronger desire, sometimes it’s weaker. Sometimes I need more support, sometimes less. Either way, this has become my home and I don’t see myself leaving any time soon.
Thanks for being here with me all these years, and I hope you stick around.