Prompt: n. something that reminds or incites to action
Peruse: v. to browse, to look over casually; to read carefully
Proffer: v.t. to offer up or present for acceptance
Dear Perusers, Passersby, Lurkers and Regular Readers,
WordPress has a clever way of keeping track of how many folks visit a blog, which posts they looked at, which terms they used to find the blog or post, and which links intrigued them enough to link through.
So I know you’re out there. I know you stop by.
Some of you are friends and family, but most of you are total strangers. A couple of those who started as strangers comment often enough that I now think of them as real friends, and that feels really good.
I started “365 Words that Begin with P” to trick myself into a regular writing practice. (The posts listed here will explain why “P”, etc.) I said that I didn’t care if folks read or commented on what I wrote because that wasn’t the point.
But evidently I lied. I do care.
Since April 6, 2008 I’ve written 292 posts, a number that astounds me (and yet hundreds of great P-words still remain untouched!). I’m having lots of fun.
Now I’d like to hear what’s on YOUR mind. Your favorite P-words and why. Your problems with practice productivity priorities people politics passion perseverence parenting pickles poodles or parsnips.
I have my own favorite posts, but they’re not reflected in in the WordPress stats, which are driven by what people are searching for or being linked to from a popular blog. Mention a political controversy (all things Palin) or a celebrity (Randy Pausch and Paul Newman – both Unitarians who died recently) and I get LOTS of hits. Mention something of interest to ME (prunes, packrats, plethora) and maybe a hundred take a peek. Though who knew that a hundred people a month would want to read Patron – about the older men in top hats lurking/leering just offstage in the paintings of Degas and Fourain (students googling “Degas” in preparation for a paper?).
So… in the new year, indulge me by commenting every now and then. I promise I’ll comment back. Let’s have more of a conversation!