I'm on vacation this week -- no blogging, no twitter, etc. -- but I did manage to get around to checking my blog for any interesting comments.
And I happened to notice this.
Backed by 664 posts and close to 3,000 comments.
I don't know whether that's a comparatively good number or not, but it's pretty clear to me -- people are reading what I write.
If passion is your primary blogging motivation (as it is mine), that's pretty satisfying in itself.
My message to you?
If you're passionate about what you do, you should be blogging.
Blogging can do more for you than any classwork or degree. It can open doors you never knew existed.
And if you're not passionate about what you're doing, I'd suggest you find something that does get you excited, because that can make all the difference in your life.
This October, it'll be four years of blogging. Going back and reading my earlier stuff is painful, but I guess everyone has to start somewhere. I kept at it, and I got better in the process.
To be a successful blogger, you'll need to be prepared to put time and effort into it. You'll also need to develop an especially thick skin. Rudeness and crass behavior knows no boundaries in the blogosphere, especially if you take on controversial topics.
But having a thick skin helps in other pursuits as well :-)
If you're reading this -- and you've been following me for a while -- I wanted to say "thank you". I hope I've been able to occasionally enlighten, educate and entertain you.
Maybe even inspire you.
Here's to another four years and another million page views ...