Yes, this blog has been going for TEN years. The very first post went like this:
Speech is Silver; Silence is…
…not golden. Just a fake gold that soon dulls. Like the necklace I bought in Cyprus. They told me it was gold. I knew they were lying, but I bought it anyway. I felt I had to buy something because they gave me tea….
I’ve been keeping silent for most of my life. It’s time to talk.
So tune in again, keep in touch and don’t suffer in silence.
A lot has happened to me in those ten years.
I began the blog anonymously, and eventually ‘came out.’ I was afraid of negative comments, but so far there haven’t been any.
I’ve had short stories and three… almost four… books published.
And I talk – not so much in conversations, but through my books and even in presentations. Slowly but surely, I’m telling the world about social anxiety.
P.S. Not all my stories involve social anxiety.
EDIT: I was happy to receive this from WordPress: