December 10th came and went without me noting a major milestone in this online experiment. It marked the fifth anniversary of this blog. Five years, more than 1,200 posts and over 4,000 online comments left by readers, plus thousands of comments sent to me privately.
I’ve been truly humbled and amazed by the way this thing has grown, the doors it has opened and the opportunities for civic involvement it has provided for me. Sure, it got a little old at times attending meetings and being cautioned that the discussion was not to be used as blogging fodder. But, as time has passed, people have realized that I don’t write about what I hear, I write about what I read. So, I hear that admonition much less often.
Last week marked the first time in five years that I went an entire week without blogging. No, I wasn’t away on vacation. I just took a break. I have to confess that I actually considered just stopping altogether. I mean, five years is a good run, right? But truth is, I think I’d miss it. So, I guess I’m not going to stop anytime soon. I’m going to keep on writing, and hopefully, you’ll keep on reading.
For those of you who have been with me from the beginning, thanks for the company. And, to those who have joined more recently, I hope you’ll stick around. The world around us is going through major changes, and for what it’s worth, I’ll keep contributing my two cents from the side of this mountain as long as you’ll keep reading.