WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER.
Twitter said it best this morning.
Another month means it’s time to take a look at the last one, and there’s also an announcement at the end of today’s post so I guess I’ll get it started.
The blog took a turn to sports.
August closed with a letter, but also included a highlight I forgot to mention earlier.
WordPress told me the blog reached 1,000 likes Aug. 25, which to me is a cool milestone.
It wouldn’t have happened without you, and I never imagined it in 2011, when I moved the blog to its WordPress home.
I can’t find adequate words to express my thanks to you for the time you’ve spent here.
I hope you’ll continue to read in the future, but I know you won’t read every day.
Today’s prompt, “end,” is the last prompt Sue has planned.
The end has arrived at what seems like the perfect time for me.
I didn’t write for a long time after I left the newspaper.
I just didn’t want to, because I felt burnt out.
A post a day since April has just about burned me out again so I’ve decided today’s will end my consecutive-post streak.
I hope September brings chances to travel more, safely and within my allowed 100-mile radius of course.
If it does, I’d rather not have to rush to post.
I saw an article the other day about what it takes to build a good blog, and one point stood out to me.
Basically, to paraphrase since I can’t find a link, the point was one good post is better than 10 lackluster posts.
I think I’ve written a lot of lackluster posts just to be able to continue to post every day.
I know I haven’t put a lot of effort or thought into most of the latest posts because I’ve been in a hurry or just felt obligated to put some words on the screen.
I’ve decided to stop everyday posts because I’ve never wanted this blog to become an obligation.
I don’t plan to stick to a deadline, because I’d like to take time to put more thought into my words.
I think it’s important to focus on quality instead of quantity for a while, but I’ve got plenty planned for future posts.
Some ideas have stemmed from a few recent prompts, and I’ve kept others to myself because I knew they’d take more thought.
Since there won’t be as much of a regular schedule for posts, you can bookmark this page, follow the blog or subscribe to get every post as an email.
Thank you for reading.
I hope you stay in touch and stay well.