It’s only taken me four years to do it, but this is finally the 1000th post on this blog. Admittedly, my first two years of blogging were sporadic at best. There was something about the Xanga community that just never really inspired me to write much. I think it mostly had to do with the fact that it was so exclusive – you had to be registered there in order to interact – and most of my intended target audience were _outside_ the Xanga community. Xanga also never really let me customize my site anywhere near as much as I wanted to. You were pretty much stuck with their chosen layout – and I’m pretty sure it’s still that way.
So, stumbling across WordPress was literally the best thing that ever happened to my writing. It took me a few weeks of playing with my new hosted blog to really get a feel for how things worked, and then it took me awhile to develop a readership of any kind (a readership which, I’m sad to say, I haven’t been able to put as much time an effort into fostering as I’d like lately). But since writing on WordPress, I’ve been much more focused on my blogging and becoming a part of an active, growing community that has been very satisfying and enjoyable.
I’m thrilled to be a WordPress blogger, and I’m looking forward to getting more actively and intimately involved with both the WordPress community and the WordPress code. I’m certain the next 1000 posts will be as enjoyable, if not more so, than the first 1000.