Today is the 24th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.


It is not just 24 months, but 2 years!

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When I started this blog 2 years ago today, I had no idea where I was going with it and where it would take me.

I just decided at that time 2 years ago I wanted to write about my life; after all I had been thinking about it for; well, all my life.

For this post, I debated on whether I should reveal to you my stats, are they really important?  Do you really care about them?

I do look at my stats, but I don’t put a great deal of time into analyzing them.


But, it is 2 years today that I have been writing about my life – so I must give some sort of figure that is significant to what I am doing here on WP.

These are the only stats I am revealing –

I have written 752 posts.

If I were to count the words in those post (and I did), it would be 286,750.  (yes, I actually went back to verify the word count – OCD?)

My goal for year 1 – to publish one post per day.  I easily accomplished this goal with some days publishing 2 posts.

My goal for year 2 – again to publish one post per day, I again easily accomplished this goal because my cancer gave me more to write about.


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My goal for year 3 – I am unsure as of today it I can publish one post per day.  It is not that I do not have enough to write about, it is about finding the time.  You might think to yourself since I do not work, I would have plenty of time on my hands – and I do.

The problem is because of my cancer and the effects it is having on me, I am needing to rest more, somedays all day.  Much of my time right now is consumed with rest and sleep and that takes away from my writing.  Plus, the pain pills I am on make me drowsy and this is affecting my concentration and overall thinking.

So, I am making no promises about publishing one post a day.  I have a few ideas about making it easier for me to do so; we shall see if I can incorporate these ideas soon.  Again, my time is being stolen by rest and sleep and the concentration skills are lacking.

So, year 3 begins today and never would I have imagined I would make it this far.  I never imagined I would have written 752 posts.  I never imagined I would write 286,750 words.

I also never would have imagined I would have cancer.

I refer to it as my cancer, because it belongs to no one else, just me.  My cancer is attacking my body the way it wants to, the way it sees fit to.  And right now, my cancer is attaching very toughly.

I am fighting back, but I will be honest, my strength is becoming limited and weak.

I continue to do my best to write and publish one post per day – this is a goal – I need a goal at this time in my life.  No goals leave me with nothing to keep me focus, even when that focus is difficult at times.

I want to thank you all for following my blog and for your comments of support and encouragement.  I have many wonderful friendships that are priceless.  You helped me write those 752 posts with 286,750 words.  I want to continue to write posts and words for as long as my body allows; because I enjoy seeing and hearing from you each day.  I enjoy the communication with you, the many wonderful friends from all over the world.

You brighten my day; and for that I say, ‘Thank you and have a Happy Day’.

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Today is the 24th month of my blog!  My anniversary post is something different than the usual posts I write.

75 thoughts on “286,750

  1. Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging 🙂 Wow! I think it is wonderful. I know things are tough right now for you, so whenever you write or whatever plan you decide on, it will always be super cool. You are special to me my friend. Hope you have a great day. 🙂

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    • I think I can keep the one a day post going – I have a few ideas that may help me out. Most of the issue is just related to my pain and trying to reduce it right now, it affects me physically and mentally. Thank you Lynne for always stopping by each day to read and comment, I consider you a special friend as well. 🙂

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  2. I was convinced i was following and wondered why i hadn’t seen posts lately… somehow i was unfollowed, stoked to be following again. Congrats on your blogaversary!!!!! Wishing you well x

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    • Thank you! Yes the rest is very important and I do get enough – more than I like, but I understand why my body is needing it. I always appreciate you stopping by to read and comment. 🙂


    • Thanks, last year’s one year anniversary I already had the word count, so just had to count this years – not too time consuming. I appreciate you reading and commenting – hope you have excellent weekend. 🙂


  3. What an amazing achievement! You should be so proud of what you have done. And going forwards, if you have days off, weeks off we will all still be here when you put your head above the parapet and write something. And we will still all be here egging you on, cheering you on, sending you strength from wherever we are when you don’t have the strength or the will to write. Right here, right behind you, every inch of your journey. And I remain your chief cheer-leader – if that’s OK with you? Hugs, heartfelt hugs to you my dear, dear friend 🤗

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    • Thank you Osyth, I agree – it is an amazing achievement. I never thought I would make it this far. I will continue to write and post everyday as long as I am able. I appreciate you my chief cheer-leader following me and sending heartfelt hugs. 🙂

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  4. Congratulations Terry!! Wow, the number of posts and words are astounding and the fact that you have sustained writing daily for two years with cancer is a testimony to your strength. You’re an amazing person.💖 Have a nice weekend!

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  5. Congratulations on 730 days, 104 weeks, 24 months, and two years of blogging! But most of all thank you for inviting us into your life and sharing it with us openly, honestly and with incredible bravery. I am honoured and happy to have met you through your blog.
    Here’s a little “Thank you” song.

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  6. I know I don’t comment anywhere nearly as often as I should, with my only admittedly-weak excuse being that by the time I get over here every day, all the other folks have already said everything that I would want to say. So I usually and quietly click “like” and then slink off into the night. Still, I have to say that the nightly dose of your positivity and honesty is a moment that I relish…

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    • Brian, trust me I understand as I don’t always leave comments either on other’s blog. I appreciate you stopping by each day and ‘like’ my posts. Just knowing you through WP and others is a great joy for me, a great support and I feel fortunate. And one day, I will make it back to Dallas, and we must meet for a Margarita. Thanks again friend – have a great Sunday. 🙂

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  7. Many congratulations to your second blogiversary, Terry!!!! You´ve accomplished so much and fulfilled your goals – you must be so proud! 😀 I certainly am proud of you, and I´m proud to be your friend! 🙂 Don´t worry if you will be able to continue with your daily posts, we will cheer every single post you write no matter when! Have a very happy day! I look very much forward to the third year of your wonderful blog! Many hugs! 🙂

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  8. Happy Blogaversary Terry. I think the way you’ve fulfilled these goals says so much about you. I’ll look forward to everything you write — no matter how often (or not) you post. Hope you had a good weekend and find new knowledge and hope in the week ahead.

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  9. I am so happy that I found you out here in blog land…..and to have been part of your 3 years….Congrats on a wonderful blog….I look forward to the next 3 years….hope your doing well, and the pain is better….sending you sunshine from California….xxkat

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  10. Thank you for allowing us to know you through your blog. Thank you for staying strong. Thank you for smiling; you have encouraged me to smile since I am super bad at smiling. Your smile is forever stuck in my memory (I try to mimic you). Thank you for touching my life with your life. Thank you for being you and letting us into your world daily.💞

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    • Susan, what a very nice comment. I certainly appreciate you and others that have become wonderful friends here on WP. I truly wish good things for you and your family. Happy Friday my friend! 🙂

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