It was facebook’s “On This Day” feature that prompted me.
Browsing through all my facebook posts on January 16th from 2010 through 2017 got me thinking. What had I posted on my blog on that date over the past few years?
One click on the drop down arrow of the archive list on my blog led me to the image above.
At first glance, it appeared I had only published posts during April, May and September of 2017. When I looked the listing of all my posts in chronological order, I realized I actually only published THREE POSTS in total last year.
But then I noticed this:
133 drafts. Admittedly, not all dated 2017. I didn’t do much writing last year. I scrolled back through the list, looking for the first unpublished post from 2017.
It was entitled “People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening.”
I read the post. I checked at the original creation date.
January 20, 2017.
I knew why I hadn’t clicked publish because I could hear Rod Stewart’s voice in my head:
“But there ain’t no point in talking when there’s nobody listening so we just ran away.”
Tomorrow is January 20th, one year later. I’m thinking this time next year there will be at least two posts listed in my blog archive for January 2018.