Three Sixty-Five, or Thereabouts

I’ve put some serious thought into whether or not I was going to write this post.  I wondered if it really mattered in the grand scheme of things.  I see these posts all the time and I feel like I should share how much I have grown since creating this blogsite, but I truly wonder.  Have I grown?  Has utilizing this form of media been beneficial?

I honestly can’t answer these questions myself.  I won’t allow my ego to step far enough forward for it to happen.  These are questions best left to my friends, my fans and the casual readers who return here from time to time.  Rather than spend the next few lines smothering you with things like; “I’ve had so much fun over the last year,” or, “I never would have thought about how good this blog would be for my writing,” I’m going to do something a little different.

I want to thank you.

Thank you for reading my posts.  Granted, it’s not very often I write in this form, I do appreciate that you listen when I’m speaking my mind.

Thank you for reading my stories.  I’ve had quite a few positive comments on my writing, and have made some very special friends over the course of this journey.  I’ve appreciated your insights, I appreciate the wisdom you share and when I’m not buried in deadlines with my books, I vow to spend more time reading your work as well.

Not that I don’t.  I try to read the stories, blog posts, reviews, (etc.) each and every day!  In the very least, I ‘like’ your work so that you know I stopped by!  And, little do you know, I occasionally promote your more interesting pieces on my various social media platforms.  >:)  It’s just that the growing list of bloggers I follow has created a waterfall of posts for me to sort through each day, and sometimes I only have enough time to read through a dozen of them before having to move on to my next task.

I’ve grown quite the collection in this old burial grounds.  I gain new mourners every week.  Many of the empty plots have become filled with the stories I’ve resurrected and there are many more waiting for those to come.  I may not always show my appreciation immediately, but I make my rounds.  A good undertaker always does, doesn’t he?  And though some of my plots are rough around the edges, so too do I find the time to clean them up from time to time.

By my count, there are now (as of this post) one hundred and two mourners who have visited or regularly visit.  Some of you are quite lively!  Others?  Others have faded back into the lands of reality, leaving their own blogsites untended and overgrown.  I’ve enjoyed meeting each and every one of you, and I look forward to meeting those who venture here in the future.  While you may not like some of the creatures I bring to life in these lonely old plots, you can always count on something new to ‘popping’ up from Beneath The Headstone.

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