10,000 Thank Yous

WordPress has informed me that my little blogsite has now passed 10,000 all-time views!

I know, many of my fellow bloggers have had way more views than that, and good for them, but this is a big milestone for me.

I am genuinely grateful to all of you, from around the world, who have looked in on this site from time to time, many of you more than once, to read the mental ramblings of this old white dude from Texas. I hope you didn’t regret it.

Since I started this blog in April 2016, I have tried to be upfront with you about my life; who I am, how I feel, what I’ve experienced, and what little I know. Writing has always been a way for me to express what I can’t work up the nerve to say out loud. It’s my way of letting you in, from the safe distance of a computer.

It’s not always easy, and it’s not always pleasurable, but I hope it is, at least, always interesting.

And as long as you keep looking in, I’ll keep writing. (I’ll try, anyway.)

And if you like it, I don’t mind a bit if you want to share with someone else who you think might like it, too.

And if you don’t like it, sorry. I know I can’t please everyone, much as I wish I could.

Again, many thanks to all of you. With all the blogs that exist out there, I am honored you took a moment to visit this one.

Blessings on all of you, and take care.

Later, y’all! đŸ¤ 

If I Do Say So, Myself

I’d like to take a moment here to pat myself on the back, if y’all don’t mind.

I have been writing this blog since April, 2016. And once in awhile, I find myself going back and reading some of the stuff I’ve written, especially the older stuff.

And, at the risk of sounding somewhat arrogant, I think most of it’s pretty darn good.

I said in my very first post that it was my hope you would find my blog entertaining, informative, aggravating, depressing, anything but boring. Five years later, it still is.

I’ve shared with you many parts of myself, even the unpleasant ones. I’ve shared how I feel about certain topics and certain people. I’ve tried to offer help or encouragement to folks who, like me, have dealt or are dealing with depression, because I know where that can take you.

And through it all, I’ve been as sincere and open as I know how to be.

Now, I know I’ve posted my share of duds; probably more than my share. Nobody’s perfect, and I’m certainly not even close. Sometimes I should just keep my trap shut, and I’m sure there are some out there who would wholeheartedly agree.

But overall, I’m rather proud of my output. And if that makes me a full-of-myself braggart, well, I’ll own it.

I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to look in on this blog from time to time, some of you even more than once. (!) I still find it so amazing to have readers from all over the world. I genuinely appreciate all of you, and I hope you will visit again.

I wish all of you a very happy, healthy and safe new year, full of love and joy. May your highest hopes and fondest dreams come true. Be good to one another.

See you next year. Much love, y’all.


P.S. – Celebrate responsibly, please.