This weekend I’m celebrating my 5th blogiversary! Well, “celebrating” might be too strong a word, but I did take notice. And as I reflected on 5 years of blogging, and being a dog lover and all, it occurred to me that blog years might be roughly equal to dog years:
Early on, I was filled with a puppy’s curiosity and boundless energy. Then, like most bloggers, I experienced a sort of adolescent period, where I wondered what it was all about, and some days I just wanted to shut myself in my room for a while.
But with perseverance, my blogging reached middle age (35-40 in human years). I’ve found my voice. My blog has a clear purpose, and I understand my strengths and weaknesses. And I feel pretty good about it. I’ll never be one of those ultra-popular bloggers, but I read books I enjoy, and I enjoy sharing them with you. And hopefully, if I’m like my sweet dog Lily (pictured here), as this blog heads into its “senior” years, it will continue to show the pluck and, er, doggedness of its youth.
Well, I think that’s about as far as the dog years metaphor can go! It’s been a slow reading week so now I’m going to get back at it in hopes of having something bookish to say next weekend.
Have a great week!