When I tiptoed into blogging, with my heart in my throat, I had no idea what was about to happen. Let me explain.
All my life, I’ve been a few beats off from the norm. I’ve always known it and have long ago accepted it. My Beloved Husband had a lot to do with that. Somehow he finds it endearing that while he is pointing out (relentlessly) the price of gas or the current construction stage of some suburban blight, I am contemplating minotaurs or the meaning of the universe. I am a very lucky girl.
I used to fantasize about how marvelous it would be to recreate the age of the salon where I would gather with other members of my tribe and we would discuss….well….everything. Around my imaginary Algonquin Round Table, we would carry on about books, art, politics, love, and life. We would gossip and have cocktails and laugh ourselves into stupors, enchanted and amused at our own brilliance.
Blogging is my cyber-Algonquin Round Table. And you are my Dorothy Parkers and Robert Benchleys.
To have found an outlet for my internal world through my blog is just a marvelous thing. The fact that so many of YOU wonderful people take time out of your day to read whatever might be flowing from my fingertips is a great joy. How you all have enriched my life with your intellect, humor, and support is impossible for me to describe, other than to say that this introvert feels she has found her tribe. At last.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you! I can’t wait to see what the new year brings us all.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.