Eight is Great: The Wine-Dark Sea Has a Birthday!
by Melanie Bettinelli on January 21, 2013
Yesterday marks eight years since the first entry I wrote on this blog. Eight years. Wow!
Last year I wrote a retrospective blog post. I don’t feel up to that this year. I feel sadly that I haven’t got much to say of late as a blogger. I can’t remember the last time I wrote something that had any real length and substance. But I know from experience that this blog has high and low tides and that eventually I will find I have a lot to say about something or other.
I find myself on this anniversary attacked with a little bit of the “ubi sunt?” blues, wondering a bit about those commenters who wrote frequently when I first started but who seem to have disappeared from the conversation. Where have they gone? Did their lives just become too crazy? Have they just unplugged or moved on? This blog has gained me many good friends and many more acquaintances. We’ve had some lovely chats, haven’t we? I look forward to many, many more. I do cherish all of you lovely people who continue to hang out here and read and respond. I love all my commenters. (Except you nasty spammers.) Thank you all for visiting and please do come back soon.
As I wrote in my last post, I have frequently found myself resenting Facebook and the way it steals my time and attention from this blog. And yet for many reasons I can’t quite detach. Still, I think this year I’m going to try to spend a bit more time composing blog entries, trying to actually write substantial posts. But since I now have five kids, I’m not going to sweat it too, too much.
As always, a little shout out to Here in the Bonny Glen. I’m still tickled that one of my favorite blogs ever shares a birthday with mine.