In the very last days of 2015, when I considered doing this “one blog a day”, I was loosely thinking of a gratitude theme. I’d read about it somewhere. There are oodles of sites for that, with tips and ideas. Supposedly, it’s good for your mind. A fellow “postaday-blogger” and I, talked about this in a separate conversation — how our posts would have been contrived. Now, a hundred and fifty four posts later, I’m filled with gratitude that I let go of the whole idea. I’m always thankful for lots of things — all the ordinary ones, like my health, my husband, our cat … having all my extremities intact … the list goes on … but I don’t think forcing myself to write about it every day would have bettered me as a person. Most likely, it would have sent me on a guilt trip for not being thankful enough, and I would’ve given this project up after a week or two.
But as I’m on the subject of gratitude (can you even start a sentence with “but”?), I’ll just say I’m thankful for WordPress that makes all this possible. Not only can you blog your heart out for free (well, with ads), but they’ve also turned it into a blogging community. I’ve used other platforms, where nothing happens at all. Here, we have the Daily Post page, where we can get ideas, inspiration and even make new contacts. As much as we hated the “Beep Beep Boop” — at least they’re doing something. The other platform, owned by the big search engine, got an update, perhaps five years ago, and then it has stood still. They don’t even have threaded comments.