13th Anniversary of Blogging

I started blogging with WordPress 13 years ago! My stats page tells me I’ve published 365,803 words, uploaded 3168 images and posted, on average, 80 times a year.

Sometimes I run out of blogging ideas. That’s when I go to the fabric store and find new material.
– Author Unknown –

Okay, not just the fabric store… a trip to Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and I’m good to go for a few more craft posts.

If I wasn’t a blogger, I’d probably still be a craftsman because crafts are an interest. It is hard to say, though, whether I would have become interested in photography and digital image processing.

A composite of some of the full moons that I  have photographed.

I might not have become as interested in bugs and snakes and lizards either.

Seven Spot Ladybug

I certainly would not have had the incentive to research things as thoroughly as I do.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
– Wernher von Braun

Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.
– Roger Ebert –

I might not have been following  ‘alt-middle’ thinkers like Zubin Damania, Jordan Peterson, Hans Rosling, Mike Rowe, Thomas Sowell and many others.

This is now the prime challenge. First of all, you cannot villainize or demonize each side. You have to understand there’s going to be extremes that are crazy on both sides, but that the vast majority of people are trying to be good based on their moral matrix. So we have to, first of all, open dialogue between the sides that doesn’t involve, shaming and name calling and ad hominems and logical fallacies… Then we need to have dialogue across these lines respectfully. And that’s what I call Alt-Middle.
-Dr. Zubin Damania –

Last, but not least, without this blog I would not be sharing all the quips, quotes and things I find funny.

When filled with humour the body becomes loose, relaxed, tension dissolves. Thinking becomes clearer, more optimistic, it is easier to focus. Our manner also changes and we become more expressive, more giving…
– David Granierer –

Do tell – if you are a blogger, how long have you been blogging? Why do you blog?
If you are a regular reader, what keeps you coming back for more!?