Here is my first post to my blog. About two years too late.

I know this because two years ago, my readers started telling me that I should blog. I ignored them, mostly, because it seemed like too much work to write every day. After all, I write two columns a week and I invariably do an interview from the gym or from my son’s preschool. I couldn’t imagine doing more work. But now I can’t imagine not having a blog.

One of the readers who made me think the hardest about blogging was Dennis Yang. In fact, he set up a trial blog for me. Which I never used but also never stopped thinking about.

And this reminds me of dozens of readers who told me I should write a book, two or three years before I did. (And my mom. She told me a lot, too.)

So now I have learned my lesson. If I had taken the advice of my readers, I’d have been ahead of myself in many ways. Hopefully, the blog will make it so I hear from more readers on more topics.

As for listening to my mom more, I’m not sure about that.

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  1. Chloe
    Chloe says:

    Hi Penelope, I’m trawling your archives today. I’m confused. This is your first post? But your archives go back to 2001. Huh?

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    Good question. The archives prior to this post are my columns. Today I still post columns on the blog, but it’s a little fuzzy – many of my blog posts get sold as columns in one way or another. So the whole thing is a column and blog post archive.

    —Penelope

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