I don’t typically experience stage fright unless I’m, you know, ON AN ACTUAL, PHYSICAL STAGE, but then I’m usually writing for an audience that consists of three of my best friends and–very occasionally–my own mother.
In the entire time that I’ve been writing Life Under a Rock, I’ve had to beg, borrow, and steal for more than five hits a day. On days when I hit twenty, I squeed with joy. On days when I hit sixty, I had to be borne off by muscular men and then fanned back into consciousness. On days when I broke a hundred, I felt like a rock star. A third-tier rock star, certainly—probably a lot like the second front man for Journey feels, in fact. But still. ROCK STAR.
…okay, SOFT ROCK STAR, but you get the idea.
Anyway, I’m basically saying that this here website has been chilling out, largely unnoticed, for almost two years. And then this past Saturday I checked my blog stats when I should have been attending to my many, many guests (it was a zoo this weekend at casa de Mankiller, lemme tell you), and I had 300 hits.
By the end of that day, I’d had 1,097. By the end of yesterday, I’d had 2,344.
INTERNET, WHERE ARE MY SMELLING SALTS?
Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, and a double-thank-you to everyone who has left a comment. You’ve all been so nice! One might even say…suspiciously nice. I was told I could expect trolls, but so far, although there has been a notable lack of smoke up my ass, everyone has been intelligent and respectful in their disagreement. So again, thank you. I will try to get in and reply to everyone’s comments in a similarly intelligent and respectful vein, but I’ve been clinically diagnosed as an asshole with few if any social skills, so we’ll see how that one goes.
Again, thank you—especially to Unusualmusic over at The Angry Black Woman, who appears to be the origin point of my inexplicable spurt in popularity, and to Jha, who apparently brought me to her attention. Thank you both for finding me funny, internet people-I-have-never-met. It means a lot to me. No, seriously. It does.
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