You know how to write 1,000 posts? Turns out you write 300 words a day on 1,000 days. As of today, that’s where we are.
Here are some thoughts at that milestone.
1. I don’t get to write very far ahead. The most I think I’ve been able to schedule is four. That means I’m incredible grateful for Nancy and the times she gives me topics and reads posts that I’m really uncertain about and the time that she spends sitting on the sofa while I’m in my office writing.
2. I’m glad that Paul Merrill writes the first Friday each month. Paul’s part of a small group of friends called the “Random Twitter People.” Writing here stretches him and encourages me.
3. I sometimes keep up with comments, but sometimes I don’t. I know that I should be more pastoral about that, following up, “tending the flock.” But sometimes I don’t know what to say. And so I don’t. I am, however, very grateful for comments in public and not, conversations that challenge me and keep me writing.
4. I can rerun posts because when we started in January 2009, most of you weren’t around. So I occasionally take a break and pick something from the past. Sometimes I wish I knew how to make the subscriber list grow. Then I realize that I don’t have any good reason for that wish other than ego. So I go back to trying to help you grow.
5. I wish I could tell you where 300 is going next. Some great initiative, some grand project, some book deal. But I can’t. The focus here isn’t just on the “300 words” part, it’s also on the “a day” part. Following Jesus happens daily. So does talking about it here.
Thanks for coming along on the walk. It’s done more for me than I imagined.