On April 17,2011, the doors of Tall Tales from Kansas were officially thrown open with this story of 4 college friends meeting in Chicago. Since that day there have been a total of 2000 posts sent out into the blogosphere from this old table my computer sits on, up here on the second floor of our house in Lawrence Kansas. I wondered at the beginning if I could do it for a couple of years. Would I be able to think of things to write about? Things that people would stop long enough to glance at. There was no long term plan, just a desire to start. So I did.
2000 posts in 6 years equals 333.333 posts per year. In that time this blog has had 557,033 page views which equals 92,838 a year or 7,736 a month. It's a small operation. With a select group of regular readers. I have thought about closing up shop a few times, but then I wonder would I miss it? Without the impetus to do things so I can tell you about them, would I still do them? Maybe I would do more things because I would have more time?
The whole truth of the matter is, deep down I'm not sure if I write this more for you or for me. I am the kind of person who figures things out as I do them. And talk about them. And write about them. And that is what this blog is. Me writing about how I continue to figure out life and the funny, beautiful, sometimes sad, wonderful, awful, heartbreaking, amazing, joyful experience that it is.
So what I want to tell you tonight is hello. Thanks for reading and for adding your two cents to the dialogue every once in a while. If I ever get to the point where I have solved the mystery of life and have no more stories to share, I will put up the closed sign. Until then, I'll just be here. Tapping away on the keyboard. Thinking about terribly important concepts. Like why did the chicken cross the road. And what will work better than cayenne pepper to keep the squirrels from digging in my flower pots.