March 14, 2011

Neglected Milestone

Lost amid all the preemie drama of the unfolding year, I completely forgot: February marked my ninth year of blogging.

Nine freakin' years. I was 26 when I started blogging, which is hard to wrap my head around.

I started this blog as an experiment--prodded by my then-office mate, Jen--to hopefully improve my writing skills in general. . . and it's just kind of taken on a meandering life of its own in the ensuing years. It's definitely been an interesting ride, and it's a ride I almost abandoned a couple of times but soldiered on regardless.

And it's a good thing I kept at it, because having this blog to turn to in these dark--yet steadily improving--months has provided some of the strongest therapy imaginable.

Thanks again to all of you who have taken the time to comment, e-mail and share your own preemie experiences, well wishes and prayers. You've provided a source of strength during a seriously necessary time.

And, at this point, I see no reason why I shouldn't keep blogging, if for no other reason but to acknowledge a tenth year next February.

Posted by Ryan at March 14, 2011 08:05 PM | TrackBack

Hurrah and three cheers! It has been my honor to stumble in here, thanks to the inimitable Instapundit. Keep it coming... for as long as "the spirit moves you" (as my old English prof used to say). So how's the kid?

Posted by: SK at March 14, 2011 10:09 PM

And some of your best work wasn't even done here:

Posted by: LearnedFoot at March 15, 2011 08:33 AM

Ah, the multifisk. . .

If only you had stuck with KAR blogging.

You pussy. :-)

Posted by: Ryan at March 15, 2011 08:56 AM

writing is definitely the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes.

here's to a year from now, for both your blog and your family.

Posted by: amyleblanc at March 15, 2011 06:36 PM

I remember 9 years ago! I can't believe I'm still reading. You would think I would have run away after the mushroom pictures.

Posted by: Mandy at March 28, 2011 10:39 AM
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