January 03, 2006

Where have I been?

I guess there should be something magical about the number 150. The first 50 were difficult. I think with the first 50, you are getting your feet wet. Getting used to the idea that you have at your keystroke a forum for your mind to use. The second 50 came pretty easily. I poured out the easy ideas. That stuff flowed like liquor at an open bar. The last 50 didn't come so easily. Perhaps you get to a point where you are not so enthusiastic about Blogland anymore. Or perhaps you worry that you are becoming trite.

Will the next 50 will come easily?. I don't know. I've been here less than a year, but long enough not to think of myself as a newbie. I set out to blog for myself. I've strayed from that path occasionally. I've delved into topics I never intended to discuss. I've posted wonderful graceful words. Words that made an impact on the people that read them. I've posted stuff I never dreamed I would and some of that has failed miserably. Misunderstood or simply trying too hard.

I don't often respond to comments publicly. Mostly, just to clarify a point here or there. I would be remiss to not thank my regular (and not so regular readers though). Without your comments, I would not have learned what I have. Nor would I have experienced the same change and growth. If you've been here since the beginning or dared to go back to the early days and read forward, you've seen the transition yourself. For that priceless gift, I thank the readers. I bow low in homage to your wisdom, your contrasting views. Your sly wit and funny comments to my scenarios and profligations.

When my wit has been steady and keen, it's been a joy to read. For the mistakes and poorly explored tangents, I cannot apologize. For they are as much my children as the pretty ones, and well do I love them.

Where have I been? Indeed. I have been places I only dreamed. I've been places that caused me great pain. I've been the happiest I've ever been in my life. I've hit lower lows than I can previously remember. Yet, upon reflection, it's been simply wonderful. This blog really started with the post The Reason. It's a post I return to frequently. It speaks to me still. Everyday, around us people accomplish the impossible. Isn't it your turn?


At 12:06 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

You have a fantastic blog Mad Munkey.. and I'm proud to be a reader of it. :-)
Happy New Year!

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Her Daddy's Eyes said...

At times the reflective pool is a nice place to sit for a while.


At 1:06 PM, Blogger Annalis said...

I love the way you write, MM. Your posts are always thought provoking even the times I don't agree or maybe especially when I don't agree. I do hope the next 50 flow like a favorite wine. :)

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Chris-el-da said...

i love your stuff
it's sometimes very poetic
sometimes has me rolling
anyway - glad i went back and read about your trips
oh the places you'll go!!!!

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Natalia said...

Happy 150 :) Woohoo for you.


At 10:23 PM, Blogger Lil Bit said...

Happy 150 and '06! Cheers! *ting*

At 11:37 PM, Blogger JD's Rose said...

I like the words in italics! Simple and easy to read!

:) hehehe

At 9:45 PM, Blogger Neonalune said...

It's always a pleasure to read anything you write. Keep up the good work...I'll try to keep reading when I'm not sleeping :-)


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