You guys, as always, are so awesome. I didn’t expect the amount of attention or love I’ve received from y’all. Thank you!
When I started this blog on Oct. 12th, 2015, I expected it to be a way to vent, and to just put out information and get it out of my head. I didn’t expect anything for readers, and I didn’t expect to make a Facebook account either. This was supposed to be a little thing that I’d periodically post on, and to be honest, I didn’t think I’d keep up on it, because, well, I’m good at starting projects and never keeping up on them.
Instead, I’m sitting on 122 posts which have come about nearly daily, 119 of which I’ve made, plus a myriad of drafts and scheduled posts.
But that’s not what really blows me away. What gets me is this:
How the hell did I end out 2015 with over 2,000 views and 88 followers?! It’s crazy. I never would have expected anything like that. To top it all off, I know almost none of you offline. There are perhaps 4 or 5 people that are subscribed that I know and have told about, all of the rest of you have found me, and found my musings interesting enough to continue to see what I have written.
I’m in absolute awe of the love I have received from everyone. I’m beyond the stars about it all. I’m proud to be able to educate and relate to all of you, and I can’t wait to do the same for 2016.
You guys have motivated me in a way I have never expected, and I crave creating new posts for you guys. This blog isn’t for me anymore, at least, not primarily. Now, it is a way to open up the flood gates of my unusual life, and let others see what’s up.
I’ve gotten so many compliments. I’ve had several people tell me that I’ve sparked ideas for their own posts, that they’ve learned things, that I’ve been able to explain something they couldn’t quite put their finger on.
In return, I’ve gotten so many ideas from reading your blogs. I’ve learned so much from reading your words, and I am so proud of all of this. I’ve met a lot of really cool people, and I continue to be surprised by the comments that I receive, and the overwhelming (to me) amount of views I get daily.
I feel like I might be dreaming, but I’m pretty sure I’m not. Either way, whether you’re real or a figmentation of my imagination (yes, I’m that awesome) thank you. Truly, passionately, thank you. You made the end of the year absolutely fucking awesome. I’m grateful for it, and humbled by it.
I’m ready to gracefully crash, stumble and muse into this year, and I’m ready to bring you more damn good content. Welcome to my life. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it so far.
Thank you sunshines. I love you, take care and good luck in the coming year.
As a final, special note to one particular person:
Eleanor, my wonderful awesome girl who lived in a box. I am so proud to call you my friend, and I can not thank you enough for talking so extensively with me about blogs and blogging for months on end. You are the ultimate inspiration that got me started on this whole entire adventure, and I can not thank you enough. I owe you big time.