Marking Time: An Anniversary

Two years ago today, I wrote the very first post for Random Acts of Writing [+art]. It was just a first step — and I had no idea where the path ahead would lead or what I might see along the way.

From there to here, there have been 25,597 visits to this blog. On average, 100 people check in every day now, mostly from the U.S. but also from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Maldova, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

I’ve posted almost 400 posts, about which, collectively, you have been inspired to comment on 1,968 times!

The most popular post, with the most visits in one day, continues to be Something More Important than Fear, which was Freshly Pressed by WordPress in December 2010. Fear, oddly enough, tends to be one of the subject tags that gets a lot of attention — fear and frog, actually, which makes me laugh.

Other popular posts include Backyard Respite and Summer Top Ten, two of my favorites, as well.

As you’ve seen, this blog meanders through a variety of subjects: art, books, creativity, food, nature, photography, poetry, spirituality, travel, writing. It’s never been about just one thing — I suppose because our life’s journey is never about just one thing.

It’s the commonality of that journey that brings us together, and it has been a pleasure to share that with you over the past two years. I look forward to continuing as we move forward.

Thank you for being there, reading this.

Love, Jen

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“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”

— Leo Buscaglia

16 thoughts on “Marking Time: An Anniversary

  1. Thank you. I enjoy reading the Posts, including this one.

    My grandson places little rocks one on top of the other. I wonder how did someone get that big rock in your lovely photograph on top.

  2. I especially liked this post…on so many levels.
    Thanks for all your meandering. There always seems to be a destination within each post.

    El

  3. I think the meanders are because YOU are so various.
    As Walt Whitman trumpeted (you are quieter than he): I contain MULTITUDES.
    And so you do.
    It’s always interesting to encounter the various you’s.
    Long may you wave, Jen!

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