A thousand posts!

It seems I have reached the magic number of 1000 posts, since I first started this blog in 2016. So many words and pictures. What was it all about? The issues that seem important to me, mostly well away from the mainstream. The photographs I took with my various cameras, mostly very portable travel zooms.

The important thing to me is that I did it, made the effort, tried to do something creative 1000 times, tried to reflect on important issues hundreds of times, went through that publication process 1000 times – that’s all I have to say here, publish and be damned.

It’s helped me to refine my thinking and my photography. Alas, I’m not sure what the benefit might have been for you, dear reader. And special thanks to those of you who have commented, helping me along the way. Great to touch another mind, even if briefly. And great to know blogging friends from all over the world.

I had this bright idea at the beginning to index the posts (using the display-posts shortcode) so that I and others could see what I’d posted on any particular subject. For example: in my passion for the natural world and photography – birds , and in my passion for raising of human consciousness – New Renaissance. I don’t look at these indexes often, but they can be quite useful. See top of page, if you’re interested. [Since WordPress has a limit of 100 display-posts entries, the alphabetically-ordered lists of posts are no longer complete. Anyone know a solution?]

At such a milestone, it’s appropriate to ask, whither now? The blogging habit is now ingrained, so I’m unlikely to stop anytime soon. Salutary to realise that to become an expert blogger would probably require 10000 posts – that’s about another 50 years at the present rate. So, amateur I will remain. And I celebrate the grace that has allowed me the time, health and resources to continue with this process.

To close, I’ve included my current favourite photograph, from Barmouth last year. Thanks for reading!

Towards Tywyn

7 thoughts on “A thousand posts!

  1. Congratulations on reaching a milestone worthy of note. The picture of Barmouth closely resembles a scene here in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia looking across Wolfville harbour to Cape Blomidon, also known as Glooscap, where we will be hiking mid morning.

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  2. Congrats, Barry. Wow, that’s a lot of posts. There’s no way I’ll ever measure up to your posting productivity! My favourite part of this post is when you said you weren’t going to stop. You had me worried for a few minutes. Looking forward to 1001 and well beyond.

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    • Thanks, Jane. Very kind of you! I know we can’t really measure productivity by numbers. It’s the quality that counts, and yours are usually of the highest standard…

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