When I first started blogging, nearly two years ago, I posted once a week. And I let all 3 of my readers know that by announcing it in my right sidebar. At that time, I only had one sidebar. It went something like, “I post once a week, usually on Monday, blah, blah, blah.”
I mean, how much can one write about poop, boogers, vomit, and menstrual cramps?
Well, quite a bit, actually. If you were to peruse my archives.
And then, after about a week, I noticed that my palms would start to sweat. And then I implemented my two posts a week policy. Updating my sidebar, of course.
Comments began appearing. From people other than my family saying, “QUIT TALKING ABOUT ME!” That just fueled my little writing fire.
Before I knew it, I was posting five days a week. And had acquired a rather unnatural tic. Again, updating my sidebar, to keep my reading audience of 4 well informed.
Now I post at least 6 days a week. I try to take Sunday off, but I’m a full blown blogging addict, so it’s hard not to keep pressing “publish.” Even if the content is both embarrassing and inappropriate.
On Tuesday, I noticed that my sitemeter was at 199,250. I did some quick math in my
head calculator and surmised that #200,000 would come occur sometime Wednesday.
And the really weird loser part of me wanted to watch it happen. But I missed it, since it turned to 200,000 some time while I was sleeping.
So, thank you #200,000. I would have thrown a party, if I had been conscious.
And usually, just prior to menses, I get all emotional. My husband has another word for it, but this is a family friendly blog and all.
Anyhoo, when I’m “emotional”, I get rather reflective. And I want to thank you all for stopping by 200,000 and something times. And for taking the time to comment. You brighten my day and often leave me giggling. And thank you for all your encouragement.
I just don’t tell you all that enough.
And listen, it’s totally okay if you lurk. I’ve had several people in this last week stop in and say “hello” after lurking for many months. I’m just glad you’re there.
But, if I start posting, say twice a day, my family may have me committed to a Blogoholics Anonymous type recovery program.
Which actually may be a nice change of pace.
So, I can finally write that book.