Tomorrow will mark 2 years since I started blogging. 160 posts and an average of 2000 page views per post. But while my 'Official' blogging birthday is tomorrow, I started blogging before the term was invented. Since 1996 I have been sharing my thoughts and views. Blogging without the blog. I like things on record so I can go back and grade myself. As long as I get 1 out of 3, I am more valuable than most baseball players. Luckily my numbers are much better. Not flawless. I have called a number of things wrong. But all in all, a damn good showing that I am proud of. But that is the beauty of the net. What one says is on record and time stamped.
In the year ahead I hope to fire up some old computers and find some very old posts. The difference between posting then and now is like being in the wilderness on a stagecoach or being in Times Square in a limo. I like the times better now but the cooks they had then were more flavorful shall we say. The ride was tougher but more rewarding.
I have no ads on the blog because I don't want to be beholden to anyone. I am not here to make pennies by putting up links. I am looking to make millions by reaching people I might never reach and motivating just one connection or jogging one thought or idea. It's a different way of doing things and I have been doing it for 12 years and sometimes it's like yelling into that wilderness. But it is all there. All there to read. The map has been printed. So now it is time to relax on one hand and not worry about it and the other hand to get busy and take advantage of the shortcomings in the market place.
Timing is everything. I mean everything. Not a single factor is more important. If I did not have that 20 year plan in my mind every day of my life I would have gone batty by now. But since I do I don't take anything too seriously. I take things in stride because I realize the game would take 20 years to BEGIN. These past years have simply been bonus years. That's how I look at it. That's how I see it. That's how I approach it. That's how I play the game. The sprinters are long gone. This is a marathon and that is the race I am running in. There will be times to sprint during the 20 years. Knowing when, the timing, is everything. Working your ass off at the wrong time will burn you out. Working your ass off during productive times will invigorate you. Same everything except the timing is different and so is the result. Defeat takes a lot out of ya. Victory gives you incredible energy and stamina.
So on the 2nd anniversary of something I have done for 12 years I can say we are EXACTLY where we should be at this point in time and slightly ahead. The only ones disappointed are those waiting for things to happen on their timetable. Sorry my friends, does not happen that way. I don't predict the future. I see things unfolding. I see things coming because of certain other things. Too the uninformed they are lucky guesses. To me it is like watching an episode of what is to unfold months and years before they actually happen. They are just facts waiting to be born.
Have a GREAT Day!