I woke up in cold-ish Toronto this morning to a congratulations message from WordPress telling me that it’s 5 years since I joined WordPress. I knew it was coming up this month but hadn’t taken note of exactly when.
I’d like to have written a more considered post about this landmark but I’m so taken up with travelling, and seeing our lovely daughter for the first time in 21 months, that my mind is “confuzzled”. That’s my new favourite word heard in the charming Indian movie 2 States that we saw yesterday.
But, I can’t let this day pass without thanking all you readers who have made writing this blog such a delight. I started it primarily as a discipline for writing up my thoughts on my reading. I figured that having a blog would make me get my ideas together. It has. But I was nervous about the public aspect and did my best to keep a low profile.
However, it’s hard to stay completely quiet when there are so many great blogs out there to read and comment on, and so many wonderful commenters on my own blog to respond to – and so it is to all of you that I say thanks today. I love reading the blogs of those of you who have them. And, of course, I love reading the comments made on my own, and enjoy the conversations we have. It does cut into my reading time but, since reading is only one aspect of a literary life, that doesn’t really matter does it? It’s the conversation that reading engenders which enhances our lives … Or so it seems to me.
A man [a person!] only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. – Will Rogers
Thanks to all of you who have helped me learn …