Monday, June 8, 2015

75,000 & Counting

When I started writing this blog, I was going into my senior year of high school.  Now, as my senior year at Emory imminently approaches, I find it hard to believe that it’s been four years.  A lot’s changed since then, but just as much hasn’t.  I still have no idea what I want to do with my life, but nevertheless, my time as a student is rapidly coming to an end.
75,000 hits sounds like a lot, but I honestly couldn’t tell you how many individuals have made their way onto Student Parking Only.  Some of my readers have been around since day one, many I’ve picked up along the way, and a handful have probably only visited my page once or twice.  I suppose, in the end, it’s all the same to me.  As long as someone is still willing to read my rants, I’ll keep writing them.
One question, however, is pressing: what happens in May?  Rest assured, I don’t plan to stop writing anytime soon, but the concept of Student Parking Only makes a lot less sense when I’m no longer a student.  So, barring any academic complications, I most likely will not still be writing this blog one year from now.  Perhaps I’ll find someone to replace me, or perhaps I’ll simply retire the website.
The notion of graduating from college is stressful enough in its own right, but I cannot even imagine what my life will be like without this blog.  Since 2011, this has been the one constant in my life.  I’ve written good posts; I’ve written awful posts.  I’ve written with excitement and joy; I’ve written with fury and depression.  I’ve written about sports, romance, education, politics and everything in between.  This blog has captured my peaks and troughs, my failures and my successes.
So, I have one year left to close out this journey, and admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve tried anything new.  At this point, I want to hear from you, the readers.  I want to hear honest opinions about what I do well, what I do poorly, and even what you’d like to see in the next 12 months.  If this blog has ever touched you, or angered you, or changed your perspective even once, I’d love to hear about it.

For the past four years, I’ve been writing this blog for me.  Now, let me write for you.  If you have an idea, an issue, a question, a qualm, please send it my way.  I know I’ve asked before, but if you’d like to write a guest post, now is the time.  Without readers, Student Parking Only wouldn’t mean anything.  My appreciation for all of you cannot be overstated.  Thanks for a wonderful four years, and here’s to one more.