I 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.