Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Five years ago today, I acted on a crazy impulse to start a baseball card blog.
In other words, this blog has been around for half a decade. That's almost inconceivable to me. I started this blog when I was still a teenager, and here I am now just having received a college degree. I like to think I've matured in the years since then, but who can say for sure?
At times, I'll stop and think Gosh, it feels like just yesterday I started this thing while other times I'll mull it over and say Man, I HAVE been blogging for a long time, haven't I? As is the paradox of time.
It's safe to say that year five has been the most teeter-totter one of them all. I said goodbye, returned when I realized just how much I needed blogging in my life, and have stuck around since then, albeit infrequently. Granted, I don't post much anymore. Three times a week tops, ten posts a month if I'm lucky. I'll admit, this dip in posting has made me feel like an outsider at times, someone in the back of the blogging group photo.
Still, I guess what I've learned this year is that staying a part of this wonderful community isn't wholly dependent on how much you post around here. I still make it a point to read/comment on other blogs and ship PWEs out to my blogging buddies as often as possible, and I get a great amount of joy out of that. (And I do offer a heartfelt apology to the delay in trade posts for anyone who's sent me cards over the past handful of months. I'm working on it.)
I tend to get a bit introspective on these blogging anniversaries. But in the end, the only word I can really come up with to describe what I feel is: thanks. Whoever you are, wherever you live, however you read my blog, thanks.
I wouldn't have made it anywhere near these five years without you.