One cold day in April four years ago, this blog was born. I could still remember the confusion I had when I got in at the BlueHost (my web hosting provider) control panel and getting all overwhelmed by all the information available to me. I didn’t know where to start and the next step after start.
So I moved around the ‘control panel’ and familiarized myself with the dozens of icons available. After a few hours, I was finally able to post my first entry (here). I was ecstatic after it happened. After that initial euphoria, I realized I’d better come up with something every week or so to maintain this blogpost. The primary objective is to give wisdom to my grandson James, but closely following it is to present my life learnings to other people hoping they could profit from it.
Four years is a long time. Here’s possible accomplishments in four years: A bachelor’s degree in college, A paid up car after four years of payment, A round the world trip on a bicycle (a few did it in less time), four enlisted promotions in rank in the navy, an honorable discharge in the military after active duty, a happy healthy four year old child smiling at you.
So what happened here in the past four years? I wrote 195 posts and this is my 196th post! Please hold the applause – I need to deflate my ego first. My goal was to write 200 posts and then slow down. Well it looks like I’ve slowed down the last few months, so I’m trying again to go back to writing more.
At one point I thought I had almost 1,000 visitors a month but then when I put a filter, I noticed that most of them are hacking attempts from mostly two countries – which will remain unnamed but they’re both associated with the Red color.
Did you notice that I always mention bicycles in my posts? I really like bicycles, steel or titanium ones in particular. I’m not a fan of the new carbon fiber bicycles with wide tubes that yell their brand at your unsuspecting eyes. They’re supposedly lighter but let me tell you a secret. If you have light but strong wheels your bicycle will go faster with the same energy output.
My favorite workout and hobby is riding a road bicycle. I love being out in the sun with a cool cool breeze on my face. I like both uphill and downhill riding – and if you ask me which one I prefer, it depends on my riding mood that day. Uphills are challenging but downhills are exhilarating.
So what’s my plan? I want to write 300+ posts and maybe, a very strong maybe – I will turn this into an ebook and sell it for an affordable price at Amazon. Maybe not if I don’t have enough readers in a year or two.
Speaking of readers, Thank you dear READERS for taking the time to read it. I hope you got something out of it – even a little bit of entertainment. I try to keep my posts short (approximately 550 words) so it doesn’t get too wordy and induce sleep. Speaking of sleep – naps are great as energy boosters. I got one for over and hour earlier.
Thank you very much for the past FOUR years!
POST NO 196