The Checkered Flag/ 500th Blog



And at the checkered flag it’s Jeffery Todd. And the crowd goes wild. Ok, I didn’t win and there’s no crowd. But this is my 500th Blog and I’d like to celebrate.

I don’t drink and sparkling cider just seems lame to me.  So I guess I’ll have to settle for plain ole reflection. Hmm, let’s see.

The truth is I’m really grateful.  When I started this blog it was purely because every thing I read about getting an agent said to get involved with social media so that you build an audience—so thank you all that have joined me. At first, I was just going to write once a week. But the number of days grew fast and I’ve gotten pretty consistent at six days a week considering it’s just about a year and a half and I’m at 500. All of them haven’t been brilliant but there’s been something nearly every day.

And that’s what I’m grateful for. I have discovered that I had more talent than I thought I had. And I don’t mean that egotistically because if I thought that way I would have also figured out how to get ads on here where I make money and not WordPress. No, I mean for many years I pretty much just had my magic/comedy act and thought I needed the magic in order to be funny. Turns out I never really needed those doves or rabbits and I could have saved myself years of cleaning up poop.

But I don’t regret any of that as if it stood in my way and I could have been a writer while I still had hair. No I’m happy with right where I’m at, and having to work hard at web design and not getting to work on my novel as quickly as I’d like is ok too. Because I have this every day. I get to think of something funny and write it down, WordPress let’s me put it out there and there’s been people that like it. That’s cool. That’s really cool.

I’ve had friends who’ve known me for a long time ask how I come up with something new every day. And I don’t know. But that’s the part that I am most grateful for, that it keeps coming. I’m going to stay open to the belief this race will never end and not question it. Just think of the next one.