Milestone or Kilometerstone?

It seems I reached a milestone yesterday as was confirmed by WordPress, “Congratulations on writing 500 posts on Fleeting Muse!”.  I certainly had not been keeping tabs.  I started my blog around November of 2015, so somewhere I must have crossed my two years anniversary but did not realize it.
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Initially I thought the milestone was for my first food recipe post yesterday.  Incidentally that was the blog that made me achieve the milestone of 500 posts.  That post also achieved more “likes” much quicker than any of my poems.  That made me think about my blog.  As my readers may be aware that my passion is writing poetry.  Though I diverge from time to time, I always come back to writing poetry. So why did my recipe got more likes quicker than any of my poems?  Hmmm….
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Is it because,
1.  People like food more compared to reading poems, or
2.  I have more potential for success as a food blogger than poet, or
3.  The photo of the soup bowl with the recipe was really inviting, or last but not the least,
4.  I am a lousy poet ( ouch, that hurts)

Unlike the person on the cartoon, I can’t scratch my head for long.  Precious few strands of hair that I have on top are far more valuable than finding an answer to my questions at present.  Also my belly is sending distress signals to my brain, warning me to complete my writing at the earliest before it goes into a hunger strike.

I realized I did not address my title at all.  That will be for another day.  Right now I need to put some food in my tummy to calm it down.

Well, I may have gotten the answer to my question there.

Just Some Thoughts

First attempt at blog post for Blogging 101

I started blogging two weeks back during the last part of 2015.  It was my trial to reach out to the community of poets that blog regularly.  I had started writing poetry about two years back as a way of expressing my feelings.  For nearly two years, I kept my writing private as I was not sure if any of my poems was worth sharing with others.  I had been sharing them with my family members and few of my friends.  It is their encouraging words and gentle push that brought me to the world of blogging.  As I was a complete novice to blogging, I jumped into the opportunity provided by wordpress to learn blogging in a more formal way through their Blogging 101 course.

My main interest is in poetry and I am following blogs mainly related to poetry.  However I do enjoy reading creative writing and photography also.

So here is my first post to blogging 101.