Joy, excitement, hilarity, absurdity, outrage, of the many shades of expression, there is none more commonly shared by bloggers than the rant; even unintentional ones. Sometimes a post takes on a life of its own through the comments of readers and before you know it, you’ve got yourself a full-blown rant-a-palooza. Bloggers who can incite a riot and create a diversion are some of my favorites.
Of course, bloggers who make us laugh out loud top my list of must reads. Others simply make us smile knowingly. They say the very thing we are thinking or capture nature in all her splendor with exemplary skill. They show us the shadow and light our souls crave. The fleeting moments their art reveals bring us to our knees. We are humbled by whispers of angels, “Sleep well until tomorrow,” they seem to say across the cloud swept vista as the sun slips silently to the other side of the world where a brand new day is about to begin.
My heart has been touched by friends I have made through this blog. It has been my privilege to get to know those of you who stop by regularly, and though some days my posts are pedestrian, my frustrations all too common, I think this blogging thing has improved my writing. Some days when I can’t find the words, I think about chucking it all. On those days, I am reminded that we all laugh and cry, complain, console, and rant. I am reminded that each of us, for better or worse, experiences life on our own terms, or if we don’t, we should. There will always be someone who says it better, someone who makes me wish I were a better writer, of this I am certain. Bloggers are dependable like that.
The anniversary of HonieBriggs.com is coming up in a couple of weeks and I am starting to think about how to celebrate as I begin my third year on WP. I thought about hosting a progressive post party, you know, like a progressive dinner party only with posts written by followers about what you enjoy most about HonieBriggs.com. Then I thought maybe that would seem conceited. Last year I celebrated my followers with the video montage recycled at the top of this post, you know, because I love them so much. Followers, not video montages. Now though, there are over a thousand of you, and I don’t have that kind of time. Plus, I don’t believe all of you are human so…
Got ideas? Tell me what you think.
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