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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thank You--yes YOU

We’re going to hit 1000 page views sometime today (March 6th)—or possibly early tomorrow.

I just want to thank everyone for reading. It’s really meant a lot to me to have so much instant support here. I joke about my “double digit” readership, but it’s actually been a little breathtaking to see so many people take an interest in me just sort of being passionate about my passion all over the place. I sort of figured I’d be jamming on the mic to an empty room and basically struggling along at 5-10 hits a day (most from my girlfriend) for the rest of time—I’m mostly here so people who Google me won’t find old LJ’s or something. Then suddenly there were 22 hits one day, and instead of being a fluke, it kept going up. And even though I’ve hit a plateau around 50 hits on weekdays—at least for the last week and change—I’m already sort of beyond my wildest expectations. (Of course, the human condition being what it is, I have all NEW wildest expectations already, but you know…that’s how it works.) I thought I’d be well into summer before I hit this milestone.

I’m having a blast. This has been probably the best month of my life, and it’s really been thanks to all of you. I see people reading—even just a few people—and the next day is that much easier to get up and write. I’m in the singularly orgasmic dilemma of having to choose between writing on a blog or writing fiction and it’s a little like choosing between pumpkin pie cheesecake or that chocolate decadence cake with the hot fudge...

I know not every article will pique everyone’s interest (they can’t ALL be a bout Dundracon) but I really just want to thank everyone who’s reading. Even if you don’t like what you see, I want to thank you for giving me a chance, and if you do like what you see I want to thank you for sticking around.

And I promise I won’t wax sentimental without some crass threesome jokes again until I’m at 10,000 views.

You know, some day the Johnnie Come Lately’s are going to show up and demand I change to suit them, and I’m going to spout off some line about going into a Taco Bell and demanding the Filet Minion or something, but at this point I really do value and cherish each of your inputs. I’d just be prattling away, hoping to expunge embarrassing writing, without you. With you, I sort of feel like whatever I create, I am writing for you, so I hope you never hold back in telling me what you like or what you don’t. This is for me, but being a part of this whole process has made me realize it's not JUST for me.

Thank you,

Chris Brecheen

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