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RT’s Early August Status Report

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You read it here first, folks: the Rag Tree has crossed the 50,000-hit mark!!! Add to that 2,200 social media followers and RT doesn’t mind saying he is just plain proud of himself! But he will also add something he learned soon after starting his blog: blogging is mainly about the relationships it generates, that is, the amazing people that you get to know–and RT has met many in his nearly 3 years of blogging. & that reminds him of something he realized long before he began The Rag Tree: writing isn’t about getting published; writing is about community.

That being said, there is no doubt that publishing this blog has given RT a stronger sense of being a writer: of writing everyday (or so) for an audience. And that may have something to do with his continuing progress on Gilgamesh and improvements in other aspects of his life.

At 53+ and still kicking, RT has had a few recent reminders of his place on the timeline: a floater that appeared in his right eye and after several days vanished; a strained muscle in the right hip region (now better), the painless loss of a single tooth. His mother, on the other hand, seems to be doing better with her macular degeneration (she recently received freebies via federal program such as a powerful magnifying glass and a telephone with big numerals…she’s even been reading a bit!).

this is life…   RT

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Painting: Emma Zorn Lasande (1887); Anders Zorn. WikiCmns; Public Domain.

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  1. August 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Congratulations on your achievement: only three years, eh? Very impressive.
    Pretty much agree with your sentiment, blogging/writing is about community. Likes are good, likes are nice, but interactions are even nicer.

    But it’s also about publishing.

    Even if the audience is only yourself.

  2. August 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

    cg: too true about publishing…who doesn’t want to make a living off the enterprise? and who doesn’t want the prestige? tho i’m certainly proud of what i’ve done with the blog, i’ve got my eye on the bigger blogs & their 50K hits/year (or more)…but getting there is hard work, and do i really want to post about something like, say, baseball? we’ve got enough baseball blogs (tho i might be tempted to follow Kate and William…just kidding)… RT

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