Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My 500th Post



This is my 500th post. I started in September of 2007 and haven't stopped. My first post explained why I chose COEXIST as my title. I wrote " When you think about it, the word coexist embodies all the good and bad of this earthly life. There is very little in life that does not require us to coexist with something or someone."

Much to my surprise I now coexist with many amazing and prolific writers in the blogging world. I coexist with oh, so many "friends" on Facebook. These are new and wonderful ways to be a part of the world, but they also require time, energy, interest and creativity.

What surprises me more than anything is that I have found 500 things to share. I used to lie awake at night fretting over what my next post would be and if all my readers would abandon me if I skipped a few days. Now I just write spontaneously as I am right now.

I appreciate every kind comment and word of encouragement. I have enjoyed meeting a few of my blog followers in person. To be honest, I wish that my readership would have grown much more than it has, yet, I believe I do this for myself more than anything else. It's a bit of a challenge, but more than that, it is self-expression. And if anyone thrives on self-expression it's me!

Blogging has given me a new perspective on people. All the people I've met through blogging have truly been wonderful, creative, often spirit-filled humans that have inspired me endlessly. Bloggers and writers, in my experience, are extremely generous people, and that gives me hope in the future.

So, if you are reading this - thank you. You have blessed my life more than you could imagine.

14 comments:

Lena said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. I have enjoyed your blog for quite awhile now. I look forward to all of your future posts.

JackiesMagic said...

Love your blog and your heart. So happy to find a kindred spirit and learn that I AM NOT the only one who believes we are all children of the same universe and we CAN COExist! Love that prissy new COExist photo on the top right! Cuuuute!

Blessings & Love! And Congrats on your 500th post! Don't stop!!

Jackie

Leslie Waddell said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! That is an incredible feat. Even though I don't comment alot I check out your Blog everytime I am online. Love you cousin and have learned alot about you over the past few years! Keep on typing!

Jan said...

Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

500 is quite a lot. Congratulations. It's been a pleasure reading your posts these past few years.

Ms Hen said...

Big Congratulations...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RachelW said...

500 posts; a triumph! Sweet!

John Ettorre said...

Congratulations, Diane. This is a milepost to be proud of. It shows that you've persisted in something which many writers dabble in but ultimately stop doing. Ninety percent of success in writing, as in anything, is simply staying with it. Here's to your next 500 points of light.

Poetikat said...

Congratulations! Long may you blog!

Kim said...

I look forward to reading another 500 since I just discovered your blog!

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Rob-bear said...

WOW -- 500 posts. Congratulations!

Somehow, I don't think you'll ever run out of ideas to share. You're a very creative person.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Congratulations!

74WIXYgrad said...

Woo Hoo!

Congrats on the big Five-Oh-Oh!