I launched Mount Virtus four years ago today. On February 6, 2004, I was a complete neophyte in the world of blogging. Today, I am practically a blogging grandfather, but far from the bigtime.
A lot has changed in four years. My how heady those early days were – ready to change the world, waiting for the 1,000th visitor, thrilled to receive a link or comment from anyone. (Someone noticed what I wrote?) Over the years, I’ve taken occasional breaks (never too long) from putting up posts here, and once or twice even contemplated letting it go. But here we are, two election cycles later, still hovered over my laptop, wearing my pajamas, typing away, trying to share a serious thought here and there.
Okay, time to ditch the sentimentality (not to mention the self-referential postmodernism) and move on to the practical lessons. Well, actually I’m too tired to talk about lessons, so here’s just just one: Persistence and continuity may not be enough to become a successful blogger, but they are needful if you wish to come close to ascending the blogosphere’s heights. (When I come close myself, I’ll let you know).
Four years old, how fast they grow up….