I started this blog back in May of last year.
Within two weeks, I gleefully found (and subsequently boasted about the fact) that I had reached my first 100 views.
Less than a month after that, my lil’ blog staggered tentatively over the line for 500 views.
Another two months passed before I decided to toot my own horn once again, and so I shared my joy at reaching 1500 views – a once-unforeseen goal, and thus a greatly appreciated achievement.
And so time went on.
I enjoy posting about my growing view stats. It is a way of expressing my unimaginable gratitude to you all — you, the people who actually make those stats creep up to glorious heights.
Simultanously, it’s a way for me to brag. Let’s be honest about it.
And so I figured I would post a proud piece when I reach 3000 views. What a wonderful occassion that would be! … Or not. One day I looked, and there I was, sitting at 3641 or some such number. I could have still posted, but it felt like the moment had passed. I didn’t want to be that awkward kid who thinks out a clever quip, but delivers it far too late to pack a punch. And why not wait? After all, 5000 would be coming!
Unfortunately, my short attention span struck again. By the time I remembered to look at my overall viewer stats, I was several hundred views over the mark. Exciting? Heck yes, but not practical — not when my OCD-ness screamed for a post at a “neat” number. No, it said to me. No, you cannot do a post about reaching 6000 views. What the hell sort of number is that?
And so I bided my time, like some form of brilliant metaphor about biding one’s time that doesn’t conjure itself in the mind of a writer before she blogs a post that consequently winds up containing a metaphor that it entirely too long and makes little sense to anyone.
Hence today’s post.
Ten. Freaking. Thousand.
What a wonderful number.
What a wonderful accomplishment.
What a wonderful bunch of viewers! (And I’m not just saying that so you might feel flattered enough to keep coming round until I double that number…wink wink.)
Nah. I’ll be serious. You guys rock. I’m not kidding. Your “likes” and comments never fail to make me smile. As long as I continue to please, I will work at improving my blog, and take much pride and gratitude in watching those viewer stats climb.
- Love The Bad Guy
P.S. I will admit, I had an exceptionally rough version of this post already drafted, so I could try to overcome my short-attention span and catch the 10,000 mark as it came. Of course, I didn’t expect to go to sleep at 8,000 something, and wake up to my goal.
You see, I recently submitted one of my own posts to StumbleUpon, and apparently, it was stumbled upon by 1,081 people. This is why my 10,000 views came out of the blue. This is why my ”busiest day” record has sky-rocketed from three-digits to four. And this is why the other viewer stats for the days prior to this suddenly look like crap. I mean, look at everything in comparison! I was so proud of those days, and now they look so teeny!