Happy Blogiversary

My name is Mike, and I’m a blogger. Two years ago today me and the Words & Music staff (I hope to have it tattooed one day) first dipped our wick in the blogosphere. One of the things I’ve learned blogs do best is making lists, and anniversaries are a good time to look back and quantify. So here goes.

In two years of Words & Music, I’ve posted:

    3 obituary tributes
  12 sketchbook selections
  14 original poems
  14 Fictional Humans of New York installments
  15 reviews of literary/music/art events
  45 flash fictions pieces
  62 original recordings of songs in
104 weeks for
230 total posts across
730 days

And, thanks in part to whoever is reading this, I’ve had almost 30,000 page views.

I cannibalized one novel for short fiction pieces to serve up on the blog and just last week finished writing the novel that’s been my main creative project and bête noir over these last two years, and the two before them. I visited Paris, Cancun, Sicily, Wildwood, and the Catskills, and put a few pieces of each on this site. I lost a job and more precious things than I care to remember, even if I could. I got older trying to figure out how to get wiser.

I’ve done my due diligence, paid my dues to sing the blues, saw the light in the strangest of places if I look at it right, looked at the stars from the gutter, and found inspiration and love over and over and over again, sometimes just from the knowledge that someone was reading this blog.

So thank you for that.

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