I am not one for celebrating milestones: I don’t really “celebrate” my birthday nor our wedding anniversary (although I certainly should–convincing my wife to marry me has to be one of the greatest feats in human existence). I guess I celebrated a bit when I got my Ph.D. from Penn, but it has not really changed my life all that much–no one ever calls me “Doctor.” In fact, most of our mail is addressed to “Dr. and Mr. [and then my wife’s last name]” since my wife is a “real” doctor (she is a physician).
I don’t really celebrate this blog, either. I do have a couple of badges up–one for winning the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (I won back when there were only 8 entries, instead of the 18-25 that we have been getting the last few months, but still, a win is a win). I also have a badge indicating that I was a finalist for the Wine Blog Awards last year for Best Writing on a Wine Blog. I sincerely still do not quite believe how or why that happened, but I plan to leave that up for a while (at least until it is abundantly clear that it was a fluke).
The only other time I mentioned that I had reached a posting milestone here on this blog was way back at post 100. Post 100 (actually it was post 101) was the start of the Ohmygod series, which I thought would be close to done by now (but it is not even close–I figure it will still be going well past Post 1000).
The biggest surprise, by far, however, was the unbelievable blogging community of which I have become a part. I have met some incredible people, both virtually and in person, which I never anticipated. Before I started blogging, I always thought “bloggers” were a bunch of introverted navel-gazing geeks that spent a lot of time in their parent’s basement. I guess that still might be true (but I rarely blog from the basement).
So thanks to all of you out there that take the time to read (or at least skim) my ramblings. I honestly try to think of you as I write, which hopefully is gradually making me a better writer.