I just noticed that yesterday’s article was my 300th blog post. Absolutely insane, I tell you. For some reason the number caught my attention and really sticks out to me as a landmark. I guess that when I first started my poor little blog back at the end of the 2008, I never thought I’d stick it out for so long. And not only have I stuck it out but I’ve been loving every minute of it (except for when I get called a cock for writing provocative guest posts… well, maybe just a little).
If you look through my archives, I started off pretty strong in January 2009 and posted very frequently but it then it all took a big nose dive in the Spring as my commitment wavered. Back in March and April 2009, the pressures and commitments of work and relationships made it difficult for me to clear a path for my budding blogging hobby and I found things just weren’t clicking.
However, I woke up one day in May and decided, with sheer utter determination, that I was going to make a solid go of this whole blogging lark and since then I’ve been blogging almost every day with no sign of stopping. I think now I can honestly understand the whole mentality behind mind over matter and all that guff. If you want to accomplish something, you just have to make it happen regardless of the obstacles. Of course, now it sounds like my blog has done something tremendous like found the cure of cancer which it hasn’t (yet… that tomorrow’s post) but it’s still a personal sign to myself that I can actually do the things I want in life.
I’ve gained so much out of blogging that I never anticipated. I’ve made great cyber friends through other blogs and social networking and learnt more about MMORPGs than I ever could have imagined due to all of the great feedback I’ve had and other blogs that I’ve discovered. It’s all been very rewarding. If, of course, you think knowing a lot about an addictive video gaming genre is valuable.
My writing, another passion of mine, has also developed a lot in my last 300 posts. I started off very self-conscious then went through the stale, purely objective phase and now I’m entering more of a subjective, personal and intimate phase. I’m restraining myself less and writing more sarcastic and opinionated articles which are hopefully more humorous and engaging. It may not be to everyone’s tastes but it’s very interesting to me to see my style of writing evolve this way. I guess now I’m off the opinion that I want to challenge and shake things up a little (in a very British mild-mannered and sexual repressed kind of way).
So that was post number 301. Tomorrow, more interesting facts such as how I’ve received 4,033 comments, some not even spam. Excited? I bet you are.