Cleaning up the kitchen last night, I turned on my usual kitchen companion, NPR, and happened to listen to the "TED Radio Hour" which was on the theme of 'Success'. Guy Raz, the host, played excerpts from a number of TED Talks, including MacArthur Fellow Angela Lee Duckworth's about how 'grit' may just be the key to success. (Grit is defined as "perseverance and passion in pursuing a particular long term goal".)
What a shoot in the arm! The Louise Log may not have wide recognition or millions of views ... yet. But along with our fans-to-die-for (the key factor which lets us justify keeping on) we may just have grit. You can imagine how refreshing it is to hear what's been hinted to be 'a pathological inability to let go' framed in this way rather more positive way.