I am, even though I am math phobic, a big counter. I like to keep score of myself and I can get a little obsessed with numbers, sometimes to my detriment. I have at times had unhealthy obsession with 4.0 GPA’s and numbers on scales. In my less pathological counting I do things like count how many steps it takes me to get down the stairs and how many comments a given post gets and how many lipsticks I have( all symbols of mild and undiagnosed OCD).
Today is my 500th post and in a way that feels like a huge accomplishment and at the same time it feels like ‘that’s all?’. I know bloggers who post two to four times a day and so they probably get to 500 in their first year. It, however, has taken me nearly three years to get to the half-thousand mark.To celebrate I had thought about putting together links of all my favorite posts out of the 500. I also considered doing a list of 500, or maybe just 50, things I have learned as a blogger or maybe the 50 big changes in my life since I started blogging. I decided I do enough self-reflection and that maybe today was just a day for a cupcake and a glass of champagne.
As I count this 500 post I can’t help put wonder about the next 500 posts and where I’ll be and who I’ll meet and what I will learn—and if I will ever manage to finish the “365 things that don’t suck about L.A.” series. And truth be told I can’t imagine coming up with 500 more posts but blogging is very much a one day at a time kind of endeavor.
I hope I can count on you to leave a comment on this post. It would make me a very happy blogger(please lurkers, please leave a comment today. I promise not to bug you to comment again until my blog turns three in October). And if you feel like making me extra-happy, and you haven’t already, would you please join the “HONORARY WEASELS WHO ARE THE NICEST, SMARTEST, FUNNIEST, AND BEST LOOKING PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET” and click the “Follow” button. See, I am a bit obsessed with hitting the 400 follower mark. Once I achieve that I will surely start counting something else—maybe how many hairs on my head or how many angels can dance on the head of a pin or how many times I say “Wow!”.