Reflecting on 400 posts

It’s taken me a while to write about reaching this milestone, partly because I’ve been busy, and partly because it’s hard to wrap my mind around a number this big.  The only wise thought that comes to mind is, “Wow, that’s a lot of posts.”

Writing has always been a mode of discovery for me, a way of digging below the surface noise of the mind and excavating what I am really thinking/feeling/imagining at any particular point in time.  I like the image of archeology – writing as inner spade work.

Fiction most often reveals where imagination wants to go, while blogging typically tells me what I really think about the topic at hand.  I don’t much care for this western way of categorizing awareness.  I prefer the Tibetan conception where  “mind” resides at the heart chakra and includes thought, feeling, perception, imagination, and intuition – all the shifting contents of consciousness.  That seems closer to our lived experience.  When I say, “This is me,” I point to my heart not my head.

But I digress.

I am grateful to every one of my readers – I wouldn’t be doing this without you!  The realization that others find something useful in what I write is as thrilling now as it was when I first wrote stories in grade school.  I was especially gratified with your interest and encouragement for my exploration of Njal’s Saga.  I invested a lot of time and effort, and I’ll remember your response the next time such a major project tugs at my attention.

I don’t have any clear roadmap for the next 100 posts – it wouldn’t be exploration if I knew where I was going.  I hope you’ll ride along and continue to post your wonderful reactions!

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11 Responses to Reflecting on 400 posts

  1. complynn says:

    I look forward to whatever it is you write next. Congratulations on 400!

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  2. Amy Rogers says:

    I’ll be here too, intrigued to see where your chakra takes you next.

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    • Thanks, Amy. Since I wrote those words, I’ve discovered what my next two posts will be about. I used to fear not having a lot of ideas in the queue, but one thing I’ve come to rely on – something always comes to mind.

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  3. Rosi says:

    Congratulations, Morgan. That is quite a milestone! I always enjoy what you write and nearly always learn something from it. Keep up the good work. I may not get to your posts as soon as they go up, but I always save them and spend some time with them.

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  4. JT says:

    Morgan you were one of my first mentors here in the (blogosphere), though you didn’t know it. I always appreciate not only the depth of your writing but the willingness to try and decipher my random comments 🙂 I also thank you for your open mind that considers others points of view. 400 says that you are one who not only perseveres but that your motivation to write is born from something inside you and not solely dependent on what others say… or don’t say. Kudos to you my friend !

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    • Thanks for your kind words, JT. There’s a certain refreshing anarchy here in the blogosphere that makes me think of cross-pollination rather than mentoring, which implies a hierarchy of wisdom. It’s more like were all figuring this out as we go along, inspiring each other. I certainly appreciate your writing too.

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  5. eparkperry says:

    Wow, 400! That is inspiring! I’m going for it! Thanks for sharing.

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