But there's also the huge benefit I gain from all of you who read this little blog and from all of your blogs that I read - there's that 'two-way street'. I get inspired and encouraged by what many of you post on your blogs.
Those of you who blog about setting explicit goals and working toward them provide a good example for me. Those who are working toward publishing books, or have done so encourage me to keep on trying. Those who share your daily life with its struggles and blessings reassure me. Those of you who have had the courage to share your personal loss have really helped me the past 8 months. Those who report on hikes and travels inspire me to expand my own ambitions. And of course those who post beautiful photos push me to keep learning more.
So in the end, I'm very glad to be writing this blog; let's start on the next 1000 posts!