Writer’s Workshop: 15 Lines About 1,800 Posts

Kat and her family are having a wonderful time, I hope, on vacation, and didn’t mention anything about whether or not we’d still be doing Writer’s Workshop today. I’m assuming we are, so I looked up this month’s prompts and chose one from the group I think we’re on: writing a post in exactly fifteen (15) lines.

This is an exciting time here at The Sound of One Hand Typing. This Saturday, July 1, marks the third anniversary of the day I started posting here every day. Those three years mean that I will have posted on 1,096 days, and that means that July 4 will be the 1,100th straight day. I keep thinking I should do something to celebrate these achivements, but I’m not sure which one I should make a bigger deal.

And there’s that little voice that says I shouldn’t make a big deal out of either, that I should wait until my 2,000th post. I checked to see how many I have, and realized, much to my delight, that this post is my 1,800th. So this is also a special day.

Every blogger has a reason for starting a blog. Whether it’s a good one or bad one, whether they have something to say or just decide to start one for giggles, there is something that gets them going. I started TSOOHT in 2012 because at the time I wanted to be a big-time novelist (as Jethro Bodine would say), and Kristen Lamb said that “If ya wanna be a big-time novelist, ya just gotta have a blog,” but in doing that, I realized I don’t even like to read novels.

Will I write a book someday? I’m sure I will; with 1800 posts behind me, I have more than enough material, and I think I’ve managed to develop the habit of writing every day. But for now, I’m having too much fun to quit, because I love writing like this, and all of you for reading it.

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Author: John Holton

I'm a writer and blogger who writes and blogs about things that interest me.

21 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: 15 Lines About 1,800 Posts”

  1. Considering Canada will be celebrating 150 years on July 1st, I think a little fireworks is in order on your blog since this is huge! You have been writing every single day for 3 years and always find something to say and you make it interesting. Other bloggers have said that they can’t find anything to say and even leave blog Land. So I commend you and will await what you say for July 1st:)

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    1. Definitely join us on Thursdays. There aren’t too many people doing it now, maybe just three or four of us, so everyone’s welcome. Thanks for the kind words!

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  2. It is my pleasure 🙂
    I don’t know how many posts I’ve written and I don’t know that I’ll ever finish writing a single book, but I know blogging keeps me sane and blogger people are the best!

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  3. What an accomplishment. Something for me to aspire to. Love reading your daily missives and learn so many interesting things. I think you should celebrate them all!

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  4. Oh I’m glad you still participated even though I dropped the ball. This vacation has set my clock off and I haven’t been updating like I’d like to! I started my blog for similar reasons. I thought a book might be in the cards for me, but then realized I just like to write. I like looking back on the memories…and I guess that has fulfilled the desire I used to have to publish. So excited to see you approaching those big milestones. Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks! I’ve been to Hawai’i a couple of times and I know how it can throw your schedule off. Not as bad as crossing the International Date Line, but still…

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