Yesterday it was two and a half years since I wrote my first 70-something.com blog entry. You are reading my two hundred sixty-fourth post. Since January, 2008, I have written twice a week. The average length of each post (now I am guessing) is about 200 words. That means that I have written about fifty-thousand words, or the equivalent of a short novel.
I started blogging to document my seventies. What I can’t believe is that I am one-quarter of the way through that decade. If I keep it up (and I am compulsive enough to do so), I’ll have written two hundred thousand words when I turn eighty.
The other night our son Seth asked if I had reserved the domain name for the sequel, The 80-something.com blog.
That made me want to go lie down.