Today, I decided to look in on my blog after so many days away, and I noticed the orange glow of an unread notification on the top corner of the webpage. I clicked on it and saw a message from WordPress “Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com, you have been blogging for 2 years”
So, even though I didn’t have anything to say, I thought it would be nice to write, do a post to commemorate the day.
First, I reflect over the last one year and well, it hasn’t been encouraging in terms of readership and engagement on the site. The stats are abysmal…but hey, I have still got my loyal fans…
Plus, writing hasn’t been too good either. I have read so many rejection letters…and boy those things do sting! Ouch! Plus do they have to be so condescending?! Mean people! (Please don’t mind me o, I am just sulking…they are not mean or maybe not all of them…)
Second, I search through the blog posts and read again the post I did last year and the comments and smile. I see the enthusiasm and excitement bubbling over that page and I can only see a fraction of that here and now. So much has changed since then…
Third, I see the plans I had for my writing and reflect on how far I have gone in actualizing them and well, let’s just say not much has been done. I am happy to inform you that as soon as Master Su gets in touch with me, I might have some good news to share…Master Su! Please answer me…
Fourth, I am grateful that my dream came true. Yemie aka super fan finally heeded our collective advice and started writing! And boy the things she writes…sizzling, piping hot and spicy stuffs! It is so sweet that the Master Su himself, the award winning writer and poet is yearning for more screaming for “part 2” while he meant “part 3” or maybe he really meant “part 2” meaning that he wanted a second helping….
If you have not been to her blog, one word for you: where have you been hiding?! Under a rock perhaps? Go there now! www.oluwaballer.wordpress.com
Fifth, I am grateful for the loyal readers who have remained solidly behind me, supporting me, encouraging me and always getting in touch when I go into hibernation for too long. Shout out to Senor Joe, who braved all the odds of time constraints, conflicting schedules and competing interests to come into the cave I had been hiding just to look out for me. To Amity, and her ever timely and surprising sweet messages, that warm me first thing in the mornings…such a sweet heart! To Jules, and her ever comments. To Zee, my elder sis…lol! To Dr Swag.
To Yemie…words fail me: only you get me to become speechless…you take my breath away dear.
Sixth, I have been working on a little project for a while now…and had forgotten all about it till now. It is a poem collection (celebrity edition) featuring poems about my favorite people…a collection of personalized poems for my favorite people here on blogosphere….watch out! And erm, thank you Yemie for your input…you rock!
Seventh, I am going to post a poem too. It is apt for this occasion…I wrote it some days ago but wasn’t sure about putting it up….but I like the message and it is fitting. So go to the next page to read it…and please comment and share.
Eight, this is turning out to be longer than planned.
Ninth, thank you all dear readers for making the journey worthwhile….keep reading, keep commenting…keep sharing.
Tenth, just because it is cool to have a list of ten things!