Just a bit more than a year ago I started writing this blog. It got me thinking about this first "Blogiversary" and I couldn't help but thinking, "what would this blog say if it could talk"? I know, there I go asking weird questions again. But I have a feeling this idea should be pressed down on and squeezed a bit.
What does this blog say to you? I get some basic stats back on this blog so I know how many of you visit and I even have an idea of where you visit from. Oops, that sounds kind of big brother-ish and kind of creepy. But, it's really not. I know for instance that about one third of you are my friends and family from the Midwest. I know that about 2% of the people who see this blog are from overseas. And, I know that people love, love, two types of things that I post. They love my sons artwork and they love crazy hunting or animal videos!
But what does this blog say about you? I'm not really sure to be honest. I get quite a bit of feedback from some of you. Mostly in the form of emails and mostly people doing some good thinking on a topic that I wrote about. I hear from multiple people on every political article I write. Some of my favorite comments and thoughts have come to me regarding global warming. And I'm always surprised by how diverse the comments are. I also have really enjoyed some of the running conversations I have had with a whole host of different people.
So, does this blog talk? I'm going to say not really. What I mean is that I personally don't think it does it's talking with the words I write or the pictures I use. In fact the only way I find that these words have any importance is in the thoughts that are sometimes spawned along the way, and that is not by me, but by you as you read.
What I believe is that the real talking, the real heavy lifting, the real thinking, is done sometimes between the lines and sometimes off to the side or around the corner from what I'm personally thinking about. I am grateful for the conversations this blog has started between myself and others and I hope that sometimes it may start a conversation that I don't get involved in.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and just for fun check out my first blog post written a bit more than a year ago. It makes me wonder, has this been what I thought it would be? I don't really know. But I do know I have more to say, so stop back and see me and let me know what this blog says to you.