It’s taken what feels like forever — and this little blog thang pales in comparison to those with a kajillion readers and ads and sponsors — but we hit 500 subscribers this weekend, after slightly more than a year blogging at WordPress.
(I blogged for a year, paid [sweet!] at True/Slant before that, so have 1,155 posts, the archives of which typically draw in about 20 percent of my daily visitors.)
I’ve been Freshly Pressed three times, which is very cool.
You, my lovelies, are everywhere! I did a rough headcount and found readers in:
Bhutan (hi, Aby! A former True/Slant pal, and fellow newlywed)
London (from which, Ruth, a lovely South African, blogs here)
Australia (g’day Charlene and Nigel!)
Edinburgh (and even met Lorna and Sarge when they came to New York; Lorna blogs here)
Canada (my home and native land)
and, where I live, the United States.
I’m awed by what fun, cool, creative and interesting people have stopped by, and continue to do so. Many of you, like me, are world travelers or ex-patriates like Ruth and Lorna. Many are professors and work in the arts, like Lunar Euphoria, who teaches theatre to kids or The Observationalist, who has a thriving career as a theatrical costume designer in New York City, no small accomplishment for a man in his early 30s.
My only wish? That more of you would comment and join in the conversation.
But thank you for making the time to sign up, to read, to converse, to share your thoughts and insights.
A friend recently asked me what I’ve been doing for fun. I didn’t hesitate in my answer: