“Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
- M. Scott Peck
Many, many times recently I have felt the desire to shut down this blog. I find myself thinking, "Why would anybody be interested in anything I have to say?"
It's probably what gave me the opening lines to a song I posted some time ago that begins:
No one here is listening
To a single word you say
But you know yourself so well
You're gonna say it anyway
(From 'The Last Road' ©2007 Dave Tutin)
Today I happened to notice that since I started writing this blog I have had 5,000 visits. Okay, I know that several of you visit often - for reasons known only to yourselves - so that's not 5,000 visitors.Even so, 5,000 visits represents a lot of communication. It's far fewer visits than many blogs get but whether you like what I write or not - whether you visit out of true interest or just to see what the old idiot has to say today - it's communication that would never have happened before blogs were invented. And when I see that I have readers in Brazil, Italy, Spain, England, countries of the Middle East and Asia, as well as the USA, I am somehow happy.
I happen to believe that communication is never bad. So, for now, the old writer writes on.