14 January 2008

Happy Anniversary

Well, it has been just about 1 year of blogging. When it started out, I wondered how it would turn out. Certainly, given that it has given me an outlet with which to express my lyrical tendencies, it has been a great success. I often look forward to my next blog - unfortunately, I often lament not blogging more. I have about 100 posts in 2007, which is basically 2 a week. Given that I had 1 post a week for book reviews, that only leaves 1 post per week for non-literati comments. In one sense, hearing from me once a week is not bad. Many journalists have one main editorial a week. But they usually write for many outlets or else cover many beats.

Let's not kid ourselves - I don't get paid to write. Wish that it were so. I'm not going to make the mistake of setting myself a goal for 2008. Better to just let the words do that talking. I will state that on many fronts, although the words were absent, the thoughts were in full force. Performance enhancing drugs is a big topic that I could speak on ad infinitum. With the summer Olympics slated for this year, I won't be able to ignore these subjects for much longer.

Politics may not be what my readers want, but in honesty, I write for myself - not for you. I am glad that you read - in fact I am humbled that you keep reading. Your readership means more than I could ever express - for that I thank you. But I know that you expect more from me. I am here to say that I expect more from myself. When I am doing this review in another 12 months, I would hope that there is more on the political front. I would also like to comment more on sports - and certainly will with the expected Chinese dominance in Beijing. And of course, I know you have waited too long for my views on peanut allergies. For this alone I say, watch your nuts for 2008 - i'm going in for the low blows!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now, as a 'stay-at-home mom' (and I mostly 'stay-at-home') I really appreciate your thoughts Richard. They let me see into the 'outside world' that I have currently taken a hiatus from. Keep up the great writing. I truly enjoy all of your musings. I especially enjoy your book reviews - lets me know what not to waste my time on...if you can really waste time reading...

Rich said...

And RICHARD said....

Let me be the harbinger of light to all moms in search of knowledge!