It's hard to believe that this is post number 800 for this blog. I started this blog out of my desire to communicate. Since radio and television is becoming more and more automated and less and less personal, I'm glad I made the decision to go in this direction as it has given me many blessings.
When I first decided to write my musings, a friend from the radio and television boards who goes by the name of newsnomore, told me not to be discouraged if I didn't get any readers. The fact that I did in the early going made me surprised and grateful that anyone was enjoying what I wrote.
I've had people tell me that maybe it wasn't meant for me to ever be in radio, that maybe my calling was blogging. Nowadays I think blogging makes for better two way conversation than terrestrial radio, especially the way I do it, non confrontational. The closest I come from any confrontation is the innocent digs that Pat and I shoot at each other.
On an average day I get between 60 and 100 hits on this blog. Sometimes I look at the referring page. I get amused at some of the search engine searches that lead people here, but there have been some that have flattered me, such as the time someone was wanting to start a blog(he emailed me) and the search was "Cliff, highly recommended blog." If someone is reading this that recommended my blog to this young man, thank you. A large number of hits come from a post I did in October of last year when the Cleveland Indians knocked the Yankees out of the American League playoffs(sorry Diamond). It was from an email I received. I have given thought to removing it, but then again someone might stay and like what they see. It's all in the marketing.
But also when my brother passed away in March, there were many hits here from people looking in Google for "Richard Feightner." But I also had gotten much support from those reading this blog, both my regular readers and others just stopping by for the moment. This being the first Christmas season since Ricky passed, it may be tough on me and my family, but knowing I had the support of my internet family made a great difference for me.
Most of the time, I like to put a degree of thought in my blog posts, even if it's a repost. Those I will edit and add a "Cliff Note" or two to it. I feel that these 800 posts are very legitimate posts. I don't try to use my blog to specifically attack people, unless it's tongue in cheek. The time I did use it to attack, I turned around and apologized.
I am very grateful for those who have stopped here and read my posts. I also have gratitude for those who link me on their blogs and those who follow me. I hope you can come back many times and get something you like.
Have a great day,