Just hit 200 posts on my blog. I started in Jan 2007, blogging mostly about personal finance, and over the last 3.5 years, I’ve learned a lot about myself and had the chance to really sketch out some of my beliefs so that others might kinda understand where I’m coming from. I’ve been published on some really great blogs that I admire, for which I’m really grateful. Most importantly, I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with hundreds of commenters and connecting with many people who apparently found what I had to say interesting (or at least inflammatory).

Sebastian Marshall, a fellow blogger, recently wrote that he tries to not think about gross numbers as much and think of every visitor as a treasured guest. And that really makes sense, when you consider that a few dozen (or hundred or thousand) visitors is nothing compared to the traffic many blogs receive, but each of those people made a conscious effort to come to your site, read what you wrote, and often respond. And I’m very, very grateful. The people who have commented on my blog and written me emails have enriched my life through encouragement, wisdom, and even criticism. Please don’t stop.

The last few months of blogging every day have been particularly illuminating, as I’ve once again seen the fruits of simple daily progress towards a goal. I’m looking forward to the next big milestone of 500 posts, which I should hit around the end of 2011. One day at a time.

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”