In April of 2017, I wrote my 300th post on this blog. I had been aware of this milestone for some time beforehand, and had contemplated how best to mark it. I ended up designing a pattern for a shawl, and posting it for free on the blog, along with the post aptly entitled A pattern to celebrate my 300th post!
This year, I was vaguely aware that my 500th post was approaching, and occasionally I would think about it and try to come up with an idea on how to celebrate it. 500 seemed like a big deal! When Emma was trying to convince me to start a blog, my first thought was “What will I write?” and my second was “Who will read it?” At the time, I would have been shocked to imagine I would still be at it all these years later.
Earlier this week, I wrote a blog post and then had a bit of a meltdown with the new block editor (hate, hate, hate!). I accidentally published it before it was ready, and then tried to un-publish it, and then totally lost the plot. I ended up writing another post – a really, short, stupid, complain-y post – about how I had screwed up the previous post.
Shortly thereafter, I received a message from WordPress: “Congratulations! You have published your 500th post!”
Ha ha ha! THIS IS SO 2020! I practically did fall on the floor laughing. There you have it, folks, my 500th post is history. (And now that I think of it, I forgot to mark my 9th anniversary of blogging earlier this month, too.) Onwards and upwards!
Thank you all for reading and sticking with me, through good times, bad times, and totally crazy times.