Sunday, May 09, 2010


This is my 1068th post, since I began the blog in December 2004.

It's not as if I have much to say this evening, but I liked the idea of writing a 1068th post. What the heck did I have to talk about in the previous 1067 posts, I wonder?

Every now and again -- less seldom these days -- I review my earliest posts. It's interesting to see if and how my writing has evolved; what caught my interest...say in May opposed to May 2009; which bloggers responded to my posts in the early days (very few) and who comments now (very few).

I used to blog about not having comments; someone advised me to just keep writing, and they (readers) will come, read and post. Or I was told to comment on other peoples' blogs, and in doing so, people would see my name and perhaps be curious to visit my blog on a sporadic or regular basis... and thus my blog developed.

I write blog posts less frequently these days; I read fewer blogs these days. My interests in reading blogs remains the same: personal stories, family dynamics, medical issues, a typical day in the life of a suburban mom or dad, entertainment trivia, household hints, recipes from the kitchen, religious personal quests. I've never been keen on politics or too taken with current events and religious battles.

Humorous blogs still grab me and sustain me. One recognizes that it's not just a blog post that has humor shine through, but often enough, the volleying of comments that follow are equally...if not more...humorous than the post itself.

I'm hoping that my next blog post -- #1069  -- might offer something more meaty than just my rambling thoughts...but then again, aren't "my rambling thoughts" the basis of pearlies of wisdom after all...?


Jack Steiner said...

You have been doing this for a long time now.

Robin said...

Woa, Baby! 1068 posts is a whole lotta posts! Congratualations!

I love your blog. #1- I like you #2- you have a very interesting perspective on life. I really like the way you mix your religious life so seamlessly into the rest of your life. Since I've never really had that, I find it inspiring and informative #3- You make me laugh!

Minnesota Mamaleh said...

pearl, congrats! that's a long time and *a lot!* of posts! i'm with robin, you seamlessly present all facets as just you-- very real and very down-to-earth. that's why *i* read *you!* :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW! That is a lot of posts, my dear....Amazing, really. CONGRATULATIONS on staying with blogging, as you have.
I'm finding that I don't post as much or read as much, but STILL enjoy reading the many interesting things that people have to say---as always, some, more interesting than others.
I hope you will keep on blogging, dear Pearl, because you have a lot to say that is interesting!

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

nice! was it jack that said keep on posting? i like your blog and agree that you shgould please keep going...

torontopearl said...

Neil, I believe you're correct, and that Jack was one of the people a few years ago who said to keep posting and eventually the readers will come.

Thanks, all, for your comments. I'm not giving up blogging just yet, but I wish I had more inspiration for writing posts.