This is my post number 603 to this blog. I've written six-hundred-and-three posts!
When I started blogging in 2009 I wondered if I'd be able to think of anything to say after the first week or so. Obviously that hasn't been a problem.
Even when I was seriously ill, grieving, or dealing with other major problems and had "writer's block" when it came to working on other things, I always managed to post something here twice a week.
Since this blog is about words, books, and kids there's plenty to say. I've always been interested in the science of Linguistics, and that's why I named this the On Words Blog, though not many posts have been on that topic.
But I love kids, I'm a grandparent and substitute teacher, and usually read several middle-grade novels every week, so there's always something to talk about on the topics of books and kids.
And I hope my regular readers don't mind if I slip in an occasional post on a different subject.
While not many of you make comments on the blog itself, the posts also show on Facebook and lots of people comment on them there.
I hope to keep blogging for a long time to come. If there's anything you'd like me to blog about, please let me know.