Three Cities, Two Names, Two and a Half Christian Confessions, 550 Posts, Lots of Delusions, and A Number of Faces Later
I have seldom given myself occasions to celebrate personal milestones on this blog. And personally, I think most of you could care less about what I am reading, what I like to eat, what I do when not blogging, the ins and outs of my relationship, etc. (And if you do, your life must be really boring.) But I just realized that I am reaching two years of doing this without any end in sight, so I might as well point this out.
Personally, I don't know why bloggers sometimes get so melodramatic and stop blogging, as if there is an unheard tortured voice in the background saying: "That's enough! The waters have dried up and the Muses have gone silent! Goodbye, cruel blogging world!" I guess there are lots of people who are just too busy to keep it up. But thankfully I have not hit that wall. I have run this little page even with some rather demanding time constraints, and truth be told, I really don't know how I have posted so much. Maybe I just feel I have a lot to show / say. It helps to be an egomaniac, I guess.
I refuse to give here the typical discourse about the benefits and pitfalls of blogging. I write and you read. And sometimes you comment (thank you for that, by the way). But this is a rather innocuous relationship. I would write even if you weren't reading anyway. The evil Arturo in me likes the fact that you do read. ("They really, really like me!!! I must be really cool!") Then I realize that I don't get paid for this, and the immediate benefits are few and far between.
The greatest reward of this blog is to actually meet and correspond with people I meet through this blog. For crying out loud, I met my significant other through this blog! But I have met enough people through this blog alone that it is well worth it. It is great to finally put a face to the people who read and comment. I would encourage you to e-mail me privately from time to time just so that I could know in a limited way who you are. And if you live in the Bay Area, I don't have many friends. Would you be my friend? I promise not to climb onto too many soapboxes.
And from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for reading. Please say an extra Hail Mary for me. God bless and Merry Christmas! Tommorrow, dear reader, I will post your Christmas present. Here, however, is another one, for those of you who like cheesy music in Spanish.
P.S. After tommorrow, I won't be posting until about next year. I am going out of town.