Ten years

Per WordPress, yesterday is the tenth anniversary of the day I started blogging.

Certainly a lot has happened since then! I began as a mere infant of 23, and the Charley Project was less than half its current size. I am now 33, aka a Real Adult, and the Charley Project numbers almost 13,000 lost souls.

As far as how I’ve changed since I’ve started, besides the usual maturity that comes with getting older, I’ve noticed I am also a lot less judgmental and less emotional in general about the cases I write about. Like, if a missing child’s family refuses to talk to the media, I used to be all like “what is wrong with them, that doesn’t sound right at all, were they maybe involved?” And now I’m like, “That is their right. I’m not them and cannot conceive of what they’re going through.” I’m a lot less inclined to speculate about cases as well. The more I learn, the less I feel I really know.

I have some stuff in the works about this site which is very exciting but which I can’t elaborate on yet.

I would like to be able to make a living off what I do (the whole working-for-free thing cannot continue indefinitely) but that hasn’t happened yet.

4 thoughts on “Ten years

  1. Christie Groves December 18, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    Luv you, I wish we could work together and get all the BS squared away we talk about!

  2. Ivana December 18, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Did you ever think to work for Law enforcement , or study some related career? You are very knowledgeable and can add value to the number of fields. What is your education resume?

  3. Patrick Kerrigan December 18, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    I think that you need to get more attention to the project. This would hopefully lead to more attention, and appearances on some radio and television programs. That should generate some revenue.

  4. Sara M. January 1, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    Meaghan, your dedication to your chosen field is admirable. You are thoughtful and thorough in your work. I am sure there is a niche for you in the field. Keep networking and I know you will find it. Best wishes for 2019.

    Sara

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