Should this be the last post? I well remember putting up the first post, then looking at the archive of a single item.
Within hours, the blog had generated its first visitors. That was mysterious and exciting. People I would never know, in countries I had never visited, were looking at my blog. Though that didn't necessarily mean they'd read my posts, they had seen the site.
The next thrill came from seeing that some visitors were looking at more than one post. Then I began to get occasional comments on my writings. Over time, the 2013 post on Ammolite was visited over 4500 times, and book reviews I did on Brooklyn in 2012 and Indian Horse in 2013 continue to get regular visitors. All this encouraged me to keep going.
Since those early days, my writing exercise at Essay-eh has hosted more than 52,000 visitors from many countries and garnered more than 208,500 page views.
November 20 will be the sixth anniversary of that first post. For the last few weeks, I've been toying with the idea of making this one, on Remembrance Day, my last.
I'm waiting for a sign to help me decide.