Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Today, my friends, The Clarity of Night is five years old.
A bit of a milestone, no?
(What's that in marriage anniversaries, a clock or something?)
This run has been more successful than I could have imagined. Years ago, I remember wistfully looking at a popular blogger who broke 250,000 visits and thinking, wow, if I could do what she did (without chronicling sexual escapades, that is), it would be amazing! Now that I'm knocking on the door of 500,000 visits, the truth is that YOU are the amazing ones.
On a more melancholy note, I did give serious thought about whether this is an opportune time to close The Clarity of Night. Maybe it's time to fade back into the twilight. It has to happen sometime, right? These five years have seen some of my best times, and also some of my worst. I'm poured all through these posts. The biggest reason that I am deciding NOT to close my blog now is that I'm so used to having this outlet that I don't think it would be good for me to lose it. Except for two missed days, I've produced 3 posts a week consistently for 5 years. And it hasn't been work. It's been freeing, challenging, fun, inspiring, and cathartic. I guess I'm not ready to stop. So here's to a bunch more!!
Thanks to my regular reader/commenters, thanks to the lurkers, and most of all, thanks for pulling up a chair with a glass of wine and watching the sun give way to a clear, cozy night.
Posted by jason evans at 12:02 AM