I started this blog two years ago. Though I meant to post every day I was not able to fulfil this promise to myself.
They say that it would take this long to build a readership and I am delighted to find that the few people who read and comment on my posts regularly are people that I admire and respect. Most of them are bloggers that I follow; I only hope that it is not the reason they bother to read, or ‘like’ me, since I only follow twelve people or less at any one time.
I maintain a shortlist of bloggers I follow because I cannot devote hours each day reading blog posts. As it is I fail to read every post of every blogger whom I follow and though I mean to ‘read later’; it doesn’t always happen.
It’s funny – someone told me that only one in twenty of one’s ‘followers’ actually read one’s work. I did the sums and the result is twelve, not counting the fraction. Maybe they are the twelve that I follow. It is humbling.
After two years I am not sure that this venture is successful but along the way it has become part of my life. It keeps my fingers on the keyboard though these days, those fingers are losing dexterity with the deterioration of the nerves in my neck. It has brought the rest of the world closer to me; I value those long distance connections. It’s almost like having pen friends, like the good old days.