I’m Not Sure It Really Matters, But . . .

I started blogging in January of 2010.  The name of that blog was “A Simple Village Undertaker” and I ran it until September of 2017 when I put it in neutral and started this blog. (SVU still gets 20-30 views/day)

This is the 1,000th post on Mitigating Chaos. Adding to that the SVU total of 4,358,  gives me a grand total of 5,358 posts over ten and a half years, albeit some better than others.

I have little faith in WordPress stats, as over time there have been too many inconsistencies. Since the only real reason I blog is to amuse myself,  accurate stats really don’t matter to me, like they do for my buddy the Accounting Professor, Dr. Jim Borden  over at Borden’s Blather.

Martha (foreground) and Winnie (on the grass) just before they went back to Michigan today. They are sweet dogs and I will miss them. (I know, what does this have to do with the post?  Absolutely nothing.

Like most blogs, I have my core group of readers, many who have been with me for years. Some leave “likes” and some are regular “commenters,” and there are many who simply read it.

Just the other day I was at an event and someone I have known for over 20 years came up to me to tell me that he continues to read the blog and even mentioned a few, recent posts, so I know he was wasn’t just saying that, (he’s not the kind of guy who would do that anyway).

Two weeks ago  I ran into someone who I knew by name only, but she  mentioned that she had been following the blog for years and really enjoyed reading it.  Those are always nice surprises and while the gentleman first mentioned would occasionally leave a comment, it has been years since he has and I can’t recall the woman ever doing so… but they are there and I appreciate them doing so.

I am grateful for the many people I have met since I started this endeavor and I can’t imagine ever stopping.  One of my daughters has my user name and password so one day, when I don’t wake up or fall victim to some other misfortune, (not that I am rushing towards that), but we never know,  she can write the final chapter of what has been a fun hobby.

In the meantime, there is tomorrow and I’ll be sure to find something to write about. As a matter of fact, I already have it started.

Thank you.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to I’m Not Sure It Really Matters, But . . .

  1. Hey Ray, I was glad to find your article on the WP reader – I loved SVU and will have to revisit, I thought you had stopped writing. Well, glad to find you – just wanted to say hi and I’ll try to visit much more often, though I’ve found that what I want to do is not always what I have time to do 🙂 but know that you have fans.
    Stay well and healthy!

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  2. Jim Borden says:

    congrats on 1,000 posts, for the second time. And I only trust WP stats when they are really high… 🙂
    I also like how you snuck in the photo of Martha and Winnie…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Margy says:

    Good idea to ask someone to do a final message on your behalf if need be. I always wonder what has happened to a blogger if they suddenly stop posting.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dale says:

    I know what you mean. It is always a pleasant surprise to find out people you had no clue were reading, are!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Phil Elberg says:

    Congratulations on keeping it going.

    Liked by 1 person

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