Something curious happened last weekend: I published my 9,000th blog post here on this particular WordPress installation.
I stared at that number for a moment – that’s a big number. Wow, that’s a lot of clicks on that “Publish” button.
I could probably say a lot about those 9,000 clicks but instead my mind and my hands wandered to another question that I am not entirely sure I’ll ever be able to answer or know concretely: I wondered about the total number of blog posts that I’ve ever published in my entire life.
My guess is that it’s closer to 20,000 as I only put this particular software instance together in 2008 when I had 7 previous years of posts in other blogging platforms, not to mention the many, many other blog posts that I’ve written for other publications.
But it’s just a guess… I’ll never really know. I wish I could know definitely but that would be impossible.
Is there anything to be learned from this large body of work? Not really. It’s just a lot of blog posts, the sum of which have been a fundamental part of my digital success. It’s hard to imagine my life without a consistent practice, hobby, and love.
And I do love blogging (and I will always call it “blogging,” btw). I’m so thankful that I’ve found something that has so much tangible and valuable utility for me. It’s nice to know that I’ve landed on something in my so-called “career”… lol.