milestones are tricky
almost a year has gone by
likes, views and new friends
senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
How does one measure a blog? The number of posts: 346? The views: 14,310? The visits: 4,464? The likes: 4568?
Or is it the conversations? The writing companions and friends you make? The circle of people who read your stuff and whose stuff you read? The things you learn and think about?
Almost a year has gone by since I started blogging. A year is a milestone. I discovered I enjoyed writing haiku/senryu and the occasional tanka and what’s more can do it just about everyday. I have enjoyed conversations, learned a lot, visited a lot of other blogs. Found new poetry, photographs and warm sharing circles.
How will I measure this year? What milestone will I have passed?
My milestone is measured in 17 syllables, in the itch to write a poem before I can go to bed, and to see what others have written today. What can I capture today in 17 syllables that will carry some small measure of truth, or give joy, or connect an idea?
When I pass my milestone, where will I be going? Do I care? Not really. It’s enough that I’m on my way and I have companions on the road. See you on the road.
The Ragtag Daily Prompt now has it’s own blog site called the “Ragtag Community“. Each day of the week a prompt is presented by a different person. Today’s is “milestone” by Curious Steph. Come and participate by posting writing or images evoked by the word and add your pingback or link to the comments there. Hope to see you at Ragtag Community!