So this weekend is the one year anniversary of this blog. Not at this site. I started over at blogspot and migrated over here – to OnSugar with my own url a few months later. But I started the site exactly one year ago this weekend.
Technically tomorrow. But tomorrow is Sunday and Sunday is the Guy’s Story day.
Anyway, I’m pretty proud of myself on a lot of levels. I had no idea, when I started this blog, what I was getting into. NONE. Truth is, I still don’t really know what I’m doing. But I enjoy it and there are people who like to read my blog so it’s all good.
In case you’re interested - here is my very first post.
And now some random thoughts on being single and the blog. First for the blog (SO much easier). I can’t believe how much richer this blog has made my life. I’ve met some of the most amazing people, both online and IRL. And for that I will always be grateful. The fact that the blog’s (relative) success* has actually started to lead me into my career of choice (writing) is the cherry of top.
As for being single, it’s been a weird year on that front. I’ve gone on a lot of dates. I thought of clicking through all of my posts and trying to count them, but that seemed a bit too masochistic, even for me. There were a handful of guys who made it to date 3 or 4. And one I saw for a couple of months. But no boyfriend emerged from the crowd. I don’t, in any way, feel like a failure. I feel like a person who is out there meeting people and trying. Who is honest about what she wants and needs.
Random tangent – I know about a half dozen people who are in various stages of messy break-ups and divorces. The world brought another one into my life last night, which is what made me think of this. Can I just say how happy I am that I am NOT in the middle of a breakup right now. And that, even in my messiest and most emotionally exhausting breakups there were no kids or mortgages to deal with or fight over. I don’t, by the way, consider any of those folks failures. I just feel so very bad that there is so much pain in their lives. And I feel fortunate that I’ve been spared that pain.
*Speaking of the blog’s relative success – I’m always trying to reach new readers. If you’re a fan of the blog, please consider stumbling in, digging in, tweeting it, facebooking it… whatever it is you do to tell people about something you like.
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