Sunday, May 26, 2013
Adirondack Baker's 4th Anniversary!
I've previously said that, when this blog was first launched, I was cautioned by an I.T. person, "Most blogs last six months, if that." I saw that as a challenge, to prove his prediction wrong. Four years later, I clearly have, yet I still work toward that challenge, inspired to write in a way that will relate to my readers, to bring them something real, something genuine, perhaps not always right, or pretty, or perfect, but something sincere. If I can write a few paragraphs that brighten your day, or inspire you to create, or provoke thought, or even provide a few moments of escape from a difficult day, then I've accomplished what I've set out to do.
There are many more-polished blogs out there, and I must admit that now and then I suffer an extreme case of blog envy, especially when I see what others contribute compared to what I do. But then, I realize that what I bring to the table is unique, and personal, and very real, and something my own. My confidence is restored when I remember that, as the CEO of this little operation, there's no one to tell me it's not good enough, to go back and rewrite, to reject what I submit. Here, I am the boss of me! :)
So, with my "Field of Dreams"-esque attitude of "If you write it, they will come," I have faith that this effort is worth it, that you will come back again to see what's new, to read about it all. And I am grateful, very grateful.
Thank you, ADK Baker readers. The fact that you are here, reading this, means the world to me. I appreciate each and every one of you.
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