June 03, 2005

A milestone

Yesterday, I reached my 30,000th visitor since moving to MuNu, last year. Wow. I'm kind of stunned by that, to tell the truth. I know that some people come because they are looking for answers to particular questions and Google sends them this way. Some of those questions, by the way, are pretty icky. Others come because they have become friends and they want to check in. I have no idea what brings the rest of you! But, that's ok, too.

One thing that makes it particularly interesting for me to continue is the comments y'all leave. That makes it much more of a conversation and less of a monologue. I am very grateful for the comments. They make it all worthwhile.

So, 30,000 visitors later and maybe, just maybe I can start to think of myself as a writer. Maybe. You see, I find it hard to think of myself like that. Writer. It's such a big word, encompassing multitudes (with thanks to Whitman, there). No, I think I may be more comfortable describing myself with a less pretentious word. Scribbler, maybe. I don't know.

I don't know who my 30,000th visitor was, but he or she was searching for a picture of children holding hands. I think that's rather nice that a request such as that is what brought that person here. I hope you found what you were looking for!

Posted by Random Penseur at June 3, 2005 09:41 AM

Congrats RP...and here's to the 100,000th visitor. It shouldn't be long in coming.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 3, 2005 10:05 AM

Wow, that's great RP! And glad to see that you haven't changed your writing a bit even tho you seem to be a blog superstar :)


(I think I've got about 1/10th your hits in 3 or more years)

Posted by: Oorgo at June 3, 2005 11:34 AM

Thanks for the kind wishes, y'all!

Superstar? No way. Very kind of you, but really, no way.

Truthfully, I am puzzled by the attention and have no idea why anyone comes to visit my little corner at all. Seriously. Not fishing for compliments here, just don't get it.

Posted by: rp at June 3, 2005 11:36 AM

I like it. You are a hopeless sensitve guy...just face it.

I appreciate what you write because you appreciate the things in life that are important to me as well. . Sure you want the great legal battle of the century...but I appreciate your observations of family, life and ... other good stuff. It's something a 'Big" blog could never give. You are the quintessential 'Mom and Pop" blog..

I am glad I met you.

Posted by: Dr Pants at June 3, 2005 05:30 PM

rp...why do you go to ours?
that is the answer to why we come here.

oh - except me
i'm here strictly for the pictures.
i never read a word you write.

Posted by: sn at June 3, 2005 05:33 PM


Posted by: Ted at June 3, 2005 09:27 PM

Feh. You're too modest, RP. You write like butter melting. Smoooth, that is.

Posted by: Jim at June 6, 2005 03:08 PM

Congrats on 30,000!

And since we all like comments so much I'll keep going...

Jim just remindd me of a some stand-up comedy I saw on David Letterman years and years ago. I don't remember the guys name, but part of his routine went:

"So, I decided to try lobster for the first time. The thing comes with tools! They gave a nutcracker and some dentistry picks, I think... I was just waiting for the saw and miter box. But, I said to my friends, 'I dunno, this doesn't really taste like much.' They said 'Oh, you gotta dip it in some melted butter!' Well, hell, shredded cardboard tastes good dipped in melted butter...!"

Aah. "You write like butter melting." That's a pretty good compliment!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at June 6, 2005 11:22 PM
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