It's Not a Confessional, It's a Blog (My 200th) - The Jose Vilson

It’s Not a Confessional, It’s a Blog (My 200th)

by Jose Vilson on April 28, 2008

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Wow, I just reached my 200th post. I’m excited. When I had my 100th post, I didn’t really celebrate it. I think I surpassed my 100th, 200th, and 300th in a really small window of time. I’ve been blogging since 2003, back when even some of my closest associates didn’t think too highly of me writing my blog, or maybe it was just me doing anything, but that’s besides the point. Since the transition to my own managed site, the former host of my thoughts has given tons of shine to cats who wrote like me (with comments nearing 150-200!) and I’ve maintained a good 6-7 comment average, not including my own. Yet, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Nope, not one.

OK, maybe a couple of things:

1. I might have responded to some comments more thoroughly.

2. I would have reserved some of the blogs for articles instead, like “It Was All A Dream,” for example.

3. I might have asked more of those broad and deep questions that people ask.

4. I might have told less people about what I write.

5. I might have stretched my fingers more often in the middle of blogging.

But really, when it comes down to it, it’s my blog. My voice, my time, and my writing. Today, coincidentally, someone asked me if they could guest-post on my blog. I took one good look at their blog and noticed that they didn’t put any heart or character into their blog. I take a LOT of time writing a post, almost too much some might say. Everytime I put my fingers to the keyboard, I think of myself first, and think about whether or not I’d want to read or for that matter subscribe to these thoughts. My thoughts are definitely not for the weak of mind, and I have a tendency of attacking issues head-on, even if I don’t address the person directly. I’m open to many opinions, but I don’t compromise myself just because I might lose favor with some well-known bloggers.

I’ve even had people come here trying to find out information about me that really they could have just asked me themselves. But as I’ve said before, this is NOT a confessional, it’s a blog. I may post my thoughts, but far be it from me to spill my guts about every and anything. I like parts of my life being private, because the more you think you can trust someone with your life, the more mistrust there is. I’ve also had a couple of dissenters, who still read because it must get their jollies off.

With all that said, I’m thankful for the constant comments and feedback I get. My blog’s never been more successful, and it’s given me more encouragement to make those manuscripts happen, and also given me a flexibility I may not have had before. Thank you all, because you force me to expand my vocabulary, to respond to and report on topics that I love or that I’ve yet to fully have the answers to myself, but most importantly, for making me understand how my writing may continue to influence your lives much like your writings influence mine.

Electronically, we’re sharing our most human experiences. And the strongest way for me to thank you is to continuing to write, an acknowledgment of your continued participation in our conversations …

jose, to the 500th post and beyond …

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

-1- April 28, 2008 at 9:45 pm

it’s been more than real

i’ve been reading your thoughts for what… the past 3 years at least.

u’ve never failed to keep my attention and inform

congrats on the 200th, mr. v

“if u are what u say u are… a superstar.”

quit being such an aqua-man and let us all up in your personal business.

inquiring minds want to know.


…unless u gone do it.



Sherman Dorn April 29, 2008 at 5:26 am

Congrats! Here’s to your 200th… and 500th… and 1000th…


Pre_k April 29, 2008 at 8:56 am

let me say congrats on the 200th post.. takes a lot of dedication to go about this in a pragmatic way. I have been reading you for a while and while you are not as raw as you used to be it has been a pleasure seeing you evolve as a writer and a person.. here is to your continued growth and perseverance.. and lets hope you don’t have to choke a child, parent, or administrator..

piece and blessings.


pissedoffteacher April 29, 2008 at 4:10 pm

keep writing and I’ll keep reading!


maxjulian April 30, 2008 at 1:00 am

Congrats on the 200th and may you have as many as you want, brother!

We need your voice and thanks for the blog love.



Miss Dimples April 30, 2008 at 9:39 am

You have been imparting wisdom on the knowledge level for some years, at least for 3 that I’ve been reading. So, THANK YOU, Mr. V for schooling US. :-)


Corey April 30, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Congrats man, keep up the good work. In the words of the great Buzz Lightyear, “To infinity and beyond!”


m dot April 30, 2008 at 6:02 pm

it’s like a reunion on here…

you know me love you long time! :-)

congrats on 200, and i’m waiting on 201, son!



Harmony April 30, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Congrats! Keep the pen alive. =)


tracy May 1, 2008 at 9:23 pm

congrats..keep em coming


Danielle May 5, 2008 at 10:59 am

Congrats to you Jose! Your voice is needed.


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