Well here we are again, The Wine Dark Sea has a birthday. Now we are ten! Double digits. Aren’t we getting big?
I feel like I should write some kind of fabulous retrospective but I find that I’ve already done a few of those.
When we were five: The Wine Dark Sea Turns Five!!! (and so does Bonny Glen!)
Just a quick check-in for six: Now We Are Six
For seven I wrote seven quick takes, Seven for Seven, looking back at highlights of the previous seven years.
Eight: Eight Is Great. I guess I was still recovering from Lucy’s birth and not feeling very peppy, but I still marked the day.
I didn’t mark nine last year because I was preoccupied with posting a poem and a painting every day.
So here we are… ten. Ten years. Ten years of blogging. Yep. Five kids, ten years. So many words. I feel like I should be gushing, but instead I’m preoccupied. I’m a little sad really that my blog these days is mostly learning notes and an occasional excerpt from what I’m reading and not much real writing. It’s a season, yes. It’s also Facebook and distraction.
But I love this blog. It’s been a labor of love and I could no more think of giving it up than I could think of giving up one of my children. I’m looking forward to another decade of writing in this space.
I can’t even imagine what life will look like in another ten year. For one, I’ll have four teenagers. I’m guessing by that point I’ll be writing much less about the kids and be back to blogging about books and poetry and ideas as the core of what is here. Or who knows I might be writing about other stuff altogether.
Thanks to all of you who are still around and reading. I very much appreciate my readers. This blog just wouldn’t be the same without you.