I’ve been blogging for almost a year now. When I started last May, I really wasn’t sure where I was going with this thing, and a lot of days I’m still not sure. But it’s been a great experience.
When I started, I thought my role as a single dad would provide a unique prospective of parenting. And I also hoped to make my posts fun and entertaining to read with my . . . (hmmmmmm, how can I say this nicely) . . . unusual sense of humor.
And that’s how I started out. But then something happened. I found that I really enjoyed the writing process. And as I continued to write, I started to add more serious posts, posts about my past. Posts that allowed me to examine events in my life that I hadn’t before.
If you’ve read my blog before, you know that over the past year, I’ve written about experiences with my late wife, Tracie, who died of cancer. Some were very serious, some were more fun. But I’ve found the whole process to be very therapeutic. Some of the details I hadn’t thought about in years. And many I had never really talked about before. It was a good feeling to share those.
That’s why I want to thank you, my readers. Some of these things were not always easy to write about.
I want to thank you for putting up with me during some of these more serious blog posts.
Thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the past year. I really had no idea what to expect as far as feedback when I started last year. But the comments I’ve received have been so overwhelmingly positive, and I am so thankful to each of you for reading, liking, commenting, following, passing along a word in person, liking on Facebook, . . . well, you get the idea.
I wish I could go around and thank each of you personally for the kindness and encouragement you’ve shown me over the past year.
I’d also like to thank WordPress for providing a forum where writers can write, experiment, and talk to and received feedback from readers. This is a great forum, and has allowed me to grow as a writer, and as a person.
And as some of you already know, I have a book coming out in just a few months. Raburn Publishing thought my story was an interesting one, and we’re putting the final touches on the book now.
I find the whole process exciting. And amazing. When I started, I never imagined that I imagined that it would lead to a book. But again, I want to stress that each of you are a part of this success as well. I promise without the support and encouragement I’ve received from my readers, this would not be happening. I’ll share more details about the release of the book as I know them.
Again, thank you. Each of you, for taking the time to read my blog. And for the support you’ve shown me over the past year.
It’s been a wonderful experience for me. And I look forward to where the next year can take us.