Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

img_1349I got a notification yesterday from WordPress that I had “registered” for this blog a year ago. Woo hoo!

I guess it took me five days after establishing this blog to publish my first post, Practical Pragmatist. It was posted on May 14, 2017 and it generated all of five views, one like, and not a single comment. A rather auspicious start, right?

And now here it is, almost a year later. This is my 995th post. My posts have received almost 14,000 visitors, more than 36,500 views, 10,765 comments, and my blog has 752 followers. So stat-wise, anyway, not too shabby.

As I reviewed my posts over the past year, I was surprised that I categorized 426 of them as “Flash Fiction.” When I started this blog, I had planned on posting about my observations and perspectives on the world around me. On life, politics, and on society. I really hadn’t planned on writing short pieces of fiction.

In fact, my blog was six weeks old before I posted my first flash fiction post. It was in response to a daily one-word prompt. And that’s when I discovered how much I enjoyed writing short fiction. I also discovered a whole host of flash fiction writing prompts and, as they say, I was off to the races.

But my point for this post is simply to say thanks to all of you who have visited my blog, read my posts, liked what you read, and took the time to comment. And to those of you who follow my blog, thanks, especially to those of you who truly follow it and actually read my posts.

You are a great, diverse, and talented community of bloggers and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

19 thoughts on “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

  1. newepicauthor May 10, 2018 / 8:06 am

    I like the situational dialog that you develop in your Flash Fiction, it usually involves just two people, but what they say to each other seems meaningful. I am so happy that I found your blog and I look forward to reading all of your posts. I never got a notice from WordPress about my anniversary, but I am not as popular as you and they probably hate me for complaining about them.

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    • Fandango May 10, 2018 / 10:23 am

      Thanks, Jim. By the way, I’ve done my fair share of complaining about WordPress.

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  2. Michael May 10, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Well done you, I like your political comments, mainly because I agree with you and you fiction is always entertaining, plus I see you have started writing for the tale weaver, you’ll never look back. Congrats to you good sir.

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    • Fandango May 10, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Thanks, Michael. And Tale Weaver has become on of my favorite prompt.

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  3. Sight11 May 10, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    So since I’m a regular. Will I get an invitation for the party that you will have for achieving this milestone Sensei?

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong May 10, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    You’re running pretty close to what I did in that first year. Now comes the hard part: sticking with it! Great first year.

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    • Fandango May 10, 2018 / 7:56 pm

      Yeah, sticking with it is the challenge.

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