For some, this may not be important.Â But this is my 200th article, so I decided to post it on Tax Day, so that I would make something nice out of an otherwise depressing day.
This is as the result of five years of Blogging now, starting from my little Blogger site hosted with Google, to the purchase of my first domain name, which is now pointing to this one.Â I never expected that I would keep at it this long, really.Â I was expecting that I would have gotten bored with it and then cast it off.
I cannot say that this has been exciting, it really has not been.Â There have been several times I have had to motivate myself to write something, then there were other times, like now, when there has been a lot I have wanted to say.Â I have no doubt that with the new administration in office now, I will have plenty to write about for some time.
There are some disappointments too… I would hope that after five years, I would have had more than 19 subscribers… and that more of you who do subscribe would interact more with the site.Â You see, three quarters of the time spent on this blog are spent trying to draw in readers.Â People that might find something that they like here… something in my writing that appeals to them and keeps them coming in.Â So the lack of readership can only be attributed to my fault.. not that of the existing readers.
I still have high hopes for the site.Â It really does not cost that much to run it per year, and in addition to being my place to talk with you and share my thoughts, dreams and ideas, it is also my window into the world.
I have learned more about politics, science and culture since I started running this blog than I have over the last fifteen years.Â So you might say that the process of running this site is a developmental process for me in more ways that just the chatting kind.
I thank you all… my few readers, for your presence here, and I welcome all those that are yet to visit and maybe stay.