Nearly 11 years ago, I started this blog. This is the 686th post I have written in that time. That’s an annual average of 62 posts — roughly one post per week.
Those posts have been written in phases. At first, I intended for this blog to supplement what I was doing at the time as the editor of an award-winning small, daily newspaper. I wrote 88 posts in the first year and didn’t really start blogging until my newspaper job was eliminated in a round of budget cuts in 2012. In the first year after that cataclysmic life change, I wrote 227 blog posts. Blogging became an inexpensive form of therapy as I processed what had happened and figured out what to do next.Read more