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Monday, October 10, 2011

100? Really? Wow!

Today is a special day. This is one of those milestones. Getting ten thousand hits was pretty cool, but this one is personal. This is my one hundredth blog post. The first post was May 9th and was titled the Garden of Eden. I talked about things pertaining to home. This whole thing started as an exercise to learn the discipline of a new profession. This has been a way for me to learn how to take writing and turn it into work.
The trouble is that it has not become work. It has not grown into a profession, it is still a passion. I still look forward to doing this everyday of the week. I still enjoy writing and trying to put my thoughts on paper. So I am still looking for when this all becomes "work". I am looking for the day that I set in front of my laptop and look at the keyboard with dread.

I would have thought that sharing my thoughts and my heart would suck, and I was fearful. I expressed myself in ways that I normally reserve for friends or at least in closed company. I will say that I have learned a lot about myself, and about the people in my little corner of the world. This has been one hell of a trip, and is not even close to being over.

Some of my most popular blogs surprised me, because those where the ones I saw as more anger then thought. Some of the blogs I was most proud of were left to the wayside. I have to admit that clearing my heart and mind felt good, but the postings with the most venom seemed to be the most popular. Calling people out on their bullshit was great, but it makes me feel like people want to hear the tabloids rather then hear about news, or editorial views.

No worries though, I will keep on writing. I will keep calling people out, and I will keep on keeping on. I will share the issues I wrestle everyday even if it is dealing with ass hats. I will continue to put the spot light on toxic people. I will also never betray my heart. At the end of the day, yeah I am sharing this with you all, but this is still mine. I make no apologies.

I think that is one of the lessons I learned in life through this blog. I learned the value of my own truth. I have learned that their are courageous people out there hiding in the flock. I have learned a different kind of respect for some people. All of these things are grounded in truth, and not just MY truth. So keep reading, I will keep writing.

So I say thank you to all the people that have kept up and posted responses. I say thank to those that dealt with my rants, and philosophical hippie bullshit at times. I say thank you to people that have also walked with me through this journey. I know that not all the people I wrote about here was Crystal clear, and there were shades of Gray on my Heart, but as sure as the Aspens whisper lies on the wind, I will keep writing.

So in closing out this one hundredth post, I ask you all what would you like to see me write about? What was your favorite post so far? What would you like to know about me? I will dedicate the next post for as many comments that I get to you, as a thank you for reading and offering support. I say thank you for joining me on this journey. Thank you for sharing links to my author page. Thank you for not calling me a baby killer. Thank you for directing traffic to this page. More importantly, thank you for seeing my naked soul and not screaming and running away.


  1. Thank you for inspiring me to re-start my long lost blog, and know that you are not the only one traveling the road to be truthful to ones self. I think that in the future more people will decide that they are done laying down in fear of what others think.

  2. Congrats, man! Great job! My measly 1,600 hits over the past two years is certainly a testament to your appeal, dedication and style (and however much money you pay for folks to visit ;) ). I figured blogging would be a far better alternative than pulling the plug way back when you thought you would quit FB. You have too much to say that shouldn't be silent.

    Personally, I enjoy your posts that are fixed on a specific political or ideological subject. Of course that's what I write about, but I like me too, damn it!

  3. To my enemies, from my ego, was definitely one of my favorites. I think you should write a bit more on the mental aspect of combat. Me and you, we've had some good talks on this subject. :D Keep it up brother, more links!

  4. Foundersten, I read your stuff brother and its good. Keep writing, do it for yourself and don't worry about the hits. If you want to generate hits though, link it on stumble upon, +1, FB, or other social networks. It will help. The blog is good enough to keep people coming back, you just need to get them there in the first place.

    Drywall, thanks brother. You know I will get some stuff up there just for you.

    Mrs Burton, your stuff is good as well. I like reading it, and when you do the Fig and Frag stories you usually get a solid laugh followed by an ah ha moment. You have an artist soul, and it shows through in how you express yourself.

  5. Jesse, I just got my internet back today. I sure did miss reading your blog! I Had a few days to catch up on. I so enjoy your blog. In fact, it's the only one I read. Not because I want to blow smoke up your wazoo, but because you tell it like it is! There are few people in this world who are willing to take that risk of putting feelings to paper. I applaud you for it. I can only hope that others will follow your example. Expressing all feelings is very important! To include what people would conceive as "negative feelings". It is the make up of the total person :) The duality of humankind.

  6. True enough. I haven't really been too concerned about the hits, but I would like more as my thoughts get more refined. I'll try some of your suggestions. I also need to write more frequently :P

  7. I enjoyed the oh so Subtleties in this one. Congrats on that milestone and I will continue to read and promote your awesome blog!