The day snuck up on me without my notice, but here we are. My Auld Acquaintance Blog is one year old today.
It has certainly been an eventful year for the blog. It began like all new borns are, full of enthusiasm,and Hello World type of attitude. In the early days I was churning out two or three articles a day. I had a lot to say,and desperate to get on saying it.That sort of pace could not be kept up though,and I settled into some sort of a stride.
Mid year, from June to September I hit a slump, for a number of reasons. Holiday,other life events,and a feeling of discouragement as the constant negativity of the Unionists started to bite,and the YES campaign didn’t seem to be starting.
However, I eventually managed to shake that feeling of being in doldrums out of my system,and I buckled down once more, but this time reminding myself that my reactions were only to be expected. The reason for this blog is tied to achieving Scotlands Independence,and this was going to be long haul over the two remaining year. There would be ups as well as downs, it was going to be a slog, and the only way I could expect myself to approach it,if I wanted to see it through,would be to tackle like a long distance runner would. If I kept running too fast, I would burn myself out,and not get going again.I had to learn to pace myself. For sure I would hit a wall along the way, but when I came to it, I would just have to grit my teeth and keep going.
So here we are today, One year old. No longer bright eyed and bush tailed, but chuntering along at my own pace. If I hit a spell when I don’t have anything to write about for a few days, so what,and good. There will be something else along shortly. My eyes are firmly fixed at that finishing line in the distance.
I will get there, as will we all, and what comes after that? Who knows,Not I.
Perhaps Auld Acquaintance may give it up then, job done, race run, mission complete. Or possibly, a new direction and purpose will be found? I don’t know.
But in the meantime, let me thank all who have contributed throughout the past year, for all your worthy comments. Thanks too, for those who possibly don’t comment, but subscribed to the blog, Thank You!
A writer is no use without a reader, and the written word is but talking to itself, if nobody reads it.
Thanks too, for all those who have shared out my articles on your social websites, news papers, other blogs,and elsewhere. I am honoured you done so.
So Happy Birthday Auld Acquaintance Is not me just saying happy birthday to myself, It is a Happy Birthday to All of You.
As the Americans say….Have a Nice Day Y’all. Happy Birthday to Ya!!