I wrote the first post for this blog on February 16, 2011, one year and 7 months ago. It was titled "First Disclosure," and received more readers than I expected. I think the title created the impression that I was going to reveal something really juicy. The name for the blog," Disclosures of a Dilettante" perhaps also gave that impression. Actually, the blog name was to give me leeway to write about most anything.
Originally, I thought I'd write at least three times per week, but that didn't happen. Trying to come up with 3 new original ideas and live my life was more blog time than I wanted to manage.
I've enjoyed writing the blog. As an old English teacher, it has given me a writing outlet. You know, all of us English majors have a few poems, stories, incomplete novels stuffed in a drawer somewhere. We feel that need to write. I enjoy taking photos for the blog also.
I've read of bloggers making lots or at least some $ with their blog writings, but not me. I've not received a cent for any of it. I write purely for pleasure. So, here I am at blog #100 still at it. During that year and 7 months, according to my statistics page, I've had 7576 blog views. That's not very many in the great scheme of blogging, but still I carry on.
I'll continue until it isn't fun anymore, or one day I just can't think of a thing to write. So my few loyal readers, thank you, and I'd love to hear from you sometime.
Your faithful blogger,