What I have learned 45 days, 63 post, 3,696 views, 1,411 likes later about this weird little universe called WordPress;
- I have encountered an incredible number of very positive and supportive people. Not everyone agrees with my point of view which I am okay with provided you disagree tastefully, but for the most part everyone has been very respectful. The few that have been “ugly” to me, as my mother would say, I can simply delete with a smile and move on (what a nice feature).
- There appears to be more women posting than men which doesn’t really surprise me. Having grown-up in home full of women and been the husband/father in a house full of women I realize that the female sex is much better at sharing their emotions than the cavemen some of us imagine we are (just rub some dirt on it). If you read my post this might explain why it seems I write with equal parts of estrogen and testosterone at times. I make no apologies for my feminine side, honestly I embrace it. What I lack in fashion sense (zip-zero-none) I make-up with the empathy and compassion I learned from the women in my life.
- I have read hundreds of very interesting post from other people. Most seem very genuine and unpretentious, others appear to just like to hear themselves talk (or rant). I try to avoid reading or liking the post of people who think of themselves as “experts” on a particular subject. I figure if you already know-it-all I really can’t help you and you can’t help me.
- There is a lot of humor on WordPress but there also seems to be an equal amount of sadness and hurt. Balance is important in life and I am the poster child for preaching the middle way, but my hope, not only for me, but for my family and for you is that the scale will always tip more towards happiness rather than sadness.
- I am impressed with the number of young, smart and compassionate people here. Many of them seem very engaged with both current and impending issues and events. This gives me hope for the future.
In 63 post I have thrown a lot of “stuff” out into the blog-o-sphere. Some of it has stuck and struck, some of it just withered and died. It is interesting to me what readers like and what others simply brush off. If there is a formula for blogging success I haven’t figured it out but that’s okay. The handful of you that read what I write and share your comments means the world to me. It is enough to keep me going for a little while longer. When I feel like I am talking to myself or I have run out of “stuff” to share, I’ll stop. Until that time, thank you for reading and taking the time to share your thoughts with me in this weird little universe called WordPress.