It's a very big day for this very little blog.
Happy 3rd Birthday and Happy 1000th post Writing About Writing!!!
Blog woke me up at three in the morning. "Is it time yet?"
"No," I said. "Go back to bed."
Then it happened again at four.
And five. And six.
At seven I could no longer contain the upswell of enthusiastic glee. Blog ran down the stairs to open presents singing "Happy Birthday to me!" the whole way. I'm not even sure Blog would have noticed if I didn't follow.
Writing About Writing is three years old.
Though I technically did a "test post" to see how blogger worked on January 17th (that was actually W.A.W.'s "conception") I actually started writing articles on January 30th, 2012.
This is also the 1000th post of Writing About Writing.
In a totally coincidental bit of serendipity, this is also the 1000th post. I didn't plan this. I knew I was coming up on 1000 posts, but I didn't realize today was going to be both milestones until this Monday when I did some math. So Blog is having a double celebration and has demanded two pieces of cake and two full-volume plays of Big Time.
Blog wants to reach two million page views by year four–totally ignoring the fact that it took three years and one fuck of a viral article to get the first million. I can tell year three is going to be an adventure.
In any case, thank you for reading. As The Contrarian reaches more and more bellwethers of his development and is able to entertain himself for a few minutes at a time or not die horribly while I do some dishes at the same time, (in addition to the help I've been able to hire) I find that I am able to bring more and more time and energy to writing. So I hope that this is our best year ever.
"Maybe if you want another million page views, Chris," Blog says around an unreasonably enormous mouthful of cake (as Big Time blasts in the background), "you should write another 1000 posts. That's only like three a day. One of them is bound to go viral. I'll remind you tomorrow."