Earlier this week, when I popped onto Blogger to write something about Oprah, or a Backstreet kid or some other sort of nonsense, I saw on Dashboard the number "99." My next post--this one, in fact--would be number 100.
Compared to some of the folks on my "Blogs I Like To Read" list, 100 posts ain't that many. Some have been writing for several years; others have just been quite prolific in a shorter period of time. For me, however--a guy who used to write a political and issues-driven blog that my best friends and family refused to read (even when I begged them)-- 100 posts is a real milestone.
Milestones are checkpoints, places to pause for a brief second and gauge the road ahead. Will I be able to write as honestly as him? Can I be as genuine and authentic as they seem to be? When the hell will the words and phrases flow more fluidly, like they seem to do for him and her. Will my dry humor come off correctly in type, like it seems to do so easily here? And here.
So, it's with sincere appreciation that I thank those of you who pop onto The Film Geek frequently, and those who take the time to comment about something I've posted. I've learned a lot, and laughed a lot. I've been inspired. Mostly, though, I've enjoyed making the new connections and relationships that have occurred because of this strange, narcissistic cyber journal.
Now, gotta go find me some Oprah news...