My good old blogging days, can't help but join in
Ahhh, the good old days, they were amazing, Wonderful! Almost therapeutic. They have profoundly changed me. I was a whole other person back then. Although many essential things remained. Many others have changed
Don't think a minor change isn't worth mentioning. We are all the sum of our experiences and the little minor course corrections we do in our lives.
I remember meeting so many wonderful people, a lot of friends. I am so worried to about forgetting any one of them that I will not mention them. But you know who you are, I'm thankful to each and every one of you for helping shape the person I am today.
Trust me, I'm not exaggerating when I say you have helped me.
I recall being this wounded lion back in those days. I wasn't completely sane about so many things, but my mind was never, ever absent. Twisted, perhaps. But essentially good. It only took a little bit of nurturing for everything to go back on track, and thank god, and your help and support, my cyber friends, it did.
I think no one had a greater impact on me than my dear wife. She believed in me, saw the goodness inside me and made a commitment to helping me through everything. She suffered a lot, and tolerated my madness and pitfalls long enough to see her efforts through. So did many of you, and if you're reading this then that means YOU personally. Even the haters. I think you all know I never hated back. I never retaliated, or ever harmed anyone. Although I was personally harmed. Severely.
Anyway, after all this time, I still love blogging, I still love to support all the wonderful bloggers who help enrich our lives with so many wonderful things to read.
Back to the good old days of blogging, where I had the stamina to really actively read and engage every single post that came through Qwaider Planet, and Jordan Blogs (and before that Jordan Planet). I engaged everyone and made so many people challenged. I actually, sincerely, whole-heartedly cared. I cared to promote ideas, and to challenge them, every way I can. Along these lines, I crossed a few lines and a few people, and ended up on the bad side of some. It doesn't matter what I said after that, it was simply rejected. I got used to that.
Anyway, as I look forward, I see blogging is still alive and healthy. With people deciding to create new blogs because they want to. Not because it's the only way to have an online existence (like the good old days). With so many alternatives, I still see new great bloggers emerging every day, their work speaks for itself.
In closing, I want to thank you all, for making this such a memorable and enjoyable journey. I learned from you as you enriched my life with your wonderful experiences and perspectives. You helped me grow as a person and made me a better human than what I could have been on my own. You taught me things I could never learn in any school or university. Lessons in life and in human nature.
Thank you, happy holidays, and have a wonderful new year
PS: If I didn't mention you, it's for your own safety :)