After almost six years of Blogging (daily until six weeks ago), I am retiring to spend more time with Tom Brady’s family.
Although not readily apparent, I have learned so much. I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed poetry and cooking posts. Blogs featuring photographs, music, and artwork were spectacular. The storytellers touched every emotion. The commentary was fascinating, although I could not agree with it all. I cannot acknowledge everyone who impacted me because I still “type” with one finger and a 300 word limit.
I was disappointed to find people who were funnier than me. I laughed out loud at the jokes, puns, cartoons, and controversies over “likes” and statistics. I did not participate in the challenges because I cannot tell the difference between a pingback and a ping pong ball but I enjoyed the creative responses.
I was frustrated I could not post some stories that belong partially to other people. Perhaps the passage of time will eventually allow for respectfully negotiated privacy intrusions in some other venue. I am not qualified to give advice but endorse the views of those who advocate quality over quantity. I leaned into quantity only because it was easier than carefully crafting, editing, and eliminating redundancies. But I was truly impressed by those who produced quality original content, and of course, by those with the courage to pour their lives on the page and inspire others with encouragement and lessons learned.
I genuinely appreciate anyone who visited, read, skimmed, did not read, liked, secretly disliked, commented, and/or followed me. So I basically loved you all, except maybe not the bots because, well, they are only bots. Still they are more amusing and less annoying than flies, mosquitoes, and gnats. Right? 😎