Having to have the blog migrated to the new location made me realize how badly I need to clean up the blog data.
I had already deleted about 4,000 comments but there are still over 120,000 comments! They go all the way back to 2004, as do the blog posts.
As I was deleting comments, I came across so many memories – it’s amazing how many readers from 16 years ago have passed away and probably even more than I know about. There were a lot of readers who were avid quilters and who now either don’t follow my blog because it no longer interests them without the quilting or maybe they’ve given up quilting and don’t even know that I’ve given up quilting (for now). I had to smile at how many people still comment, all these years later and it’s surprising how many people I’ve met in person. If someone were to ask me if I ever meet readers, I’d say no but looking at the comments, there are probably several hundred I’ve met and many I’ve become close friends with. The beauty and joy of blogging so far surpasses the headaches I’ve gone through this week with the blog.
Then I started going through the old posts and deleting some of those and some of them – some are amazingly sad. I haven’t had a lot of sadness in my life but there’s been the death of my young nephew and shortly thereafter, the death of my cousin’s young son.
Most of the posts that I saved were really funny, even though some of them weren’t so funny when I wrote them.
I had been out of town and came home to this one evening. That’s not all . . the entire kitchen was a disaster.
So, what I’m going to do is over the next few weeks, as I go through those old posts, I’m going to share some of my favorites. Some I know I’ve shared before but I want to keep those in the current (or semi-current when we’re talking about 16 years of posts).
The first one will post later this evening and it’s my very first sock (which I actually still wear).