Tuesday, February 2, 2010

50 and counting

Jan. 31, 2010, marked my fiftieth post since starting to blog in November 2009. As milestones go, it doesn’t seem that significant. But it does nudge me to reflect on just what this blog is and the road I have traveled with it. Although I seem to be mentioning the word “retirement” less, Retirement Daze is fulfilling my original purpose as the posts record external and internal landscapes of my retirement. Thankfully, I put the word “random thoughts” in the description of the blog. I have yet to develop a defined niche, but I have enjoyed the luxury of posting about anything that piques my interest.

The technology has been a challenge and is still a source of frustration. The challenge could be character building. Or not. Maybe I am just causing heartburn for those within earshot of my moaning and whining.

What I did not anticipate when I started was how much I enjoy being a part of the blogging community. I can sit down with a cup of hot tea, check out a new post by a blogging grandmother near Savannah, GA, and share a chuckle or a tear about the antics of her little ones. Or marvel at images shared by gifted photographers, both pro and amateur, the world over. And the words. I love words, and writers of all ages and walks pour out words in wondrous, wild, funny and unexpected ways.

The other thing that surprises me is my obsession with Sitemeter. Sitemeter provides a thrill when I see that someone on the other side of the globe is looking at my blog. And even more of a thrill is recognizing a return visitor. Thank you, thank you, thank you for visiting!


  1. Linda, Happy 50th post! I'm so glad that you decided to blog and I am glad that I found your site. It's so nice to make friends with other bloggers from other places! Could I possibly be the grandmother from Sav., Ga that you mentioned in this post? LOL Your blog is one that I always read immediately--every time I see a new post has been published--keep those posts rolling! Most importantly, enjoy those retirement days! Blessings, Kathy

  2. Linda Congrats on your 50th post! I just posted my 158th 'ramble' and you perfectly captured my thoughts* as I sat down with a cup of coffee to catch up on the posts of the blogs (such as yours!) that I enjoy.

    So keep going, rambling randomly or otherwise (tho I'm a fan of rambling - after all it's the way life seems to unfold, lol)!
    *I was thinking how amazingly lovely it is that with a handful of keys, a bit of electric, and the magic of the internet we all find each other. We visit, chat, share life/lives. No limitations of time zones or travel. Around the US and the world in fact, we meet, share, enjoy, learn from each other. And I'm inclinded to believe we each become more than we would have been because of cyber-sharing so many points of view, experiences, ideas...

  3. Thanks, Faye, and I agree about the positives of "cyber-sharing"!