WordPress dropped this notification in my inbox today.
Hi Sherry, You’re getting closer to your WordPress.com anniversary — congrats! I wanted to thank you for being a valuable member of our community and remind you that your WordPress.com Premium plan for mauriandsherry.com will renew in 30 days. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything; your renewals happen automatically.
They included the renewal fee, advised me what credit card they will charge, and the date of that charge: December 12!
For the past 14 years I’ve gratefully received this reminder, but this year it signals something different. It’s my wake-up call to wrap up my 15 years of blogging before we pull the plug—in 29 days!
I wonder what I’ll deem blogworthy in the few days we have left together. Will I feel like reviewing the past? Will I stretch the boundaries I’ve held all these years and write about politics? Will I fill posts with photos I love but haven’t fit into any story I told? How about links to articles I find helpful or inspiring? I just found a YouTube tutorial teaching me how to transfer my movies from DVD to my computer’s hard drive. Maybe you’d like to watch the Carlson family opening Christmas presents in 1989. No?
How about a story about the excitement happening in front of our house? Mauri solved the mystery of a motor-sounding noise inside our house late Friday night and called the police to reach the city services about a broken water line, causing water to bubble up from under the pavement. Big trucks, bright lights, and a team of four worked late into the night to fix the problem and a few days later came back to finish the repair to our meter and the street. Because when we aren’t out creating excitement, the excitement comes to us.
If this is the best story I can come up with, maybe you’ll want to unsubscribe right now!