My 1000th Post! What Now?

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

I do not say what now in a “bring it on sort of way” I say what now in a well, a “what now?” contemplativa sort of way.

I have been blogging off and on since my freshmen year of college (2005) with some extreme vigor and some extreme laziness (there was a period of lost years where I did’t blog at all). This blog has evolved from different names, different directions, different thoughts, and different ideas, but it has always been a place that I can express myself. For that I am grateful.

I can honestly say that blogging (and twitter) has led me to where I am today. Where I live, my job, my wife (working on that), and my writing ability have all been shaped greatly by the simple task of starting a blog. This little blog allowed me to do free-lance web design for a year and a half, it has allowed me to go to conferences, it has even given me the chance to speak at conferences. It truly has changed my life. For that I am grateful.

But I do not want to get so caught up in the medium. My blog is my medium, it is not me, but simple a tool that shares a piece of me. Since it is my medium it has grown with me over time and has shifted in use from year to year. It has simple been my little travel companion that gives me an outlet to share my thoughts. For that I am grateful.

I write this 1000 post in a contemplative mood over the 25 years of my life on earth. It is fun going back and looking in the archives from 2005 or 2009 and seeing what I was doing, things I was thinking about, and music I was loving. It seems like time has sped up with every published post I submit, but as I look back over the last 7 years of blog post (see the lost years of no blogging above) I cannot help but be excited for what is to come. For that I am grateful.

The theme of this blog as always been about dealing with patience, talking about the struggles of life, good music, and finding mentors. I think I will always be discussing these types of subjects for the rest of my life. I hope we can discuss some of these one day soon.

Thanks for joining me in this journey.

*kyle

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://twitter.com/devotionaldiva Renee Johnson

    Awesome. From a fellow blogger who has almost 800 and who has been blogging since 2004 –I give you a “high five.” Can’t wait to see how God brings your wife into the picture. That will be fun to see and read about :)

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      thanks Renee, you can hit the 1000 mark in 2012, i believe it

      • http://twitter.com/devotionaldiva Renee Johnson

         I believe it too! Thanks :)

  • Gary

    Hard to believe son, you would be such a writer, one who desires to put his thoughts out there.  We are glad to read your thoughts and see you grow!  How old will you be when reach 1,000,000 posts?  Proud of you son!  Dad and Mom

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      one day I might get there dad. 

      Thanks for the encouragement along the 25 years of my life. I am truly a blessed person to parents like you

  • Jennyecklund

    Yay! Since I’ve been following your journey- I have seen such a great life change, snd how God has has worked and has been working in you life, your heart, and your soul is so beautiful and such a great testament of his love for His people. To be able to put it out there for the world to see, with such authenticity is awesome. I can’t wait to continue to read your journey.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      very kind words Jenny, really appreciate that

  • http://manofdepravity.com Tyler Braun

    1000 posts for a blogger is a great achievement. Well done.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      thanks tyler and thanks for all your encouragement 

  • http://www.discipulus.us/ Moe

    Congrats Kyle. Had you come into my life 10 years earlier, I would have been your wife. Wait what? LOL. 

    Honestly, you have a good thing here bro. Keep hustlin’

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      Thanks Moe, I think I might have said yes

      • http://www.discipulus.us/ Moe

        You would have to work really hard to get into these panties. 

        • http://www.bensayin.com Ben Nunes

          Nah, you don’t really…

          • http://www.discipulus.us/ Moe

            Stop it Ben. I’ve grown since then! I’m more mature. LOL

            • http://www.bensayin.com Ben Nunes

              20k+ tweets and a video of you doing the worm in a hotel hallway prove otherwise…

              LOL I keed!

              • http://www.discipulus.us/ Moe

                You can’t prove that (well, the tweets you can). 

  • brianfalexander

    I have not been following you for all of these 7 years, but I can say that your blog has been great for the time that I have been following it. I look forward to meeting you in person one day, but until then I will keep reading and commenting.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      me too. We should make that happen some day

  • http://www.jasonvana.com Jason Vana

    I’m in that same contemplative mood as I hit the one year mark for consistent bloggin back in January. I’ve had a blog for years, but never posted on a regular basis until 2011. It’s exciting to see what will happen this year.

    Congrats on hitting 1,000 posts! Here’s to your next 1,000.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      it is fun looking back and see what you have said and where you were at even a month ago

  • http://www.abrahamchronicles.com Dustin

    congrats Kyle.. that’s huge. well done on the first 1000!

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      thanks dustin, really appreciate that

  • http://www.bensayin.com Ben Nunes

    Wow man, that’s a lot if dang blog posts, congrats!

    Here’s to the next 1k…

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      thanks ben, i appreciate it

  • http://shelbyisrad.wordpress.com/ Shelby

    I haven’t commented in forever but i always have and always will enjoyed your blog! So cool to watch your blog grow and develop as you do!

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      thanks shelby, glad you are here

  • http://www.thedailywalk.net Adam

    Congrats man! That is quiet an accomplishment. 

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com @kylereed

      appreciate it adam