This Wednesday, February 6th, will mark the beginning of my 10th year of daily (usually) blogging.
A buddy of mine suggested I enter this hobby when I didn’t even know what it was. Doug is still a daily blogger and this is from today at Eclecticity Light. Reminiscent of “Scenes We’d Like To See” from MAD Magazine, I think we’ve all been in this situation.
Another early influencer was Kurt over at CulturalOffering and I am humbled to be included in his “25 Blogs Guaranteed to Make You Smarter.”
My original blog was called “A Simple Village Undertaker” and after a brief introduction, my first, real post was “How It All Began” and it is still one of my favorites. The name of the blog was “borrowed with permission” from Bob Horn, now retired, but still one of the giants of funeral service. When asked a question, Bob would often reply, “Well, I’m just a simple, village undertaker, but. . . ” He was and still is a legend and I miss not working with him.
In September of 2017 and after over 3,800 posts (admittedly some much better than others), I ran out of free space and since this was a hobby, I couldn’t see giving WP a penny, never mind $100. I had recently “retired” from funeral service so maybe it was time for a new blog?
During my years in funeral service and the emergency services, I often joked that regardless of what I was doing, my job description was simply to mitigate chaos. I found a neat masthead of chaos morphing into order and I was off.
Wednesday, I will also “celebrate” my 4,400th blog post and while a couple of thousand people have it sent to them via different platforms, there are about three-dozen folks who have been become friends, some I’ve met in person and some are on the other side of the world. They comment, link and re-blog and I do the same for them. We have a great little community and I value my association with some very interesting people that I would never have had the chance to meet had Doug not asked if I ever considered starting a blog.
As stated in “About this blog and blogger”, I do this to amuse myself and if anyone else appreciates the view I see out my window, all better.
There is a song for all every mood and I was torn between a few for this post but settled on the last song on Side B from the 1973 Album, “I Got A Name” The album was released three month’s after Jim Croce’s death and one could make the argument that this was the last song from his last studio album.