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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Writing About Writing

My little baby is a year old today.  Sure, my first post  on January 17th of last year, but that was more a test.  You might even call it...the conception.  ~snerk~  But W.A.W.'s actual content began on January 30, 2012.  Back in those days it wasn't uncommon to get ten, five...a couple of times even TWO pageviews on a post.

I remember when my blog was just a young thing dreaming of triple digits in a day.  Back then I asked it about this day.

"How many pageviews do you think you'll get by the time you're one, Blog?"  I asked.

"Ten THOUSAND!" it said.

"Well, look who's ambitious," I said.  "That's a good goal, and I believe in you.  But just don't you forget that if you don't make it, that's okay."

Of course, Blog passed ten thousand months ago,  and now we're very close to 85,000.  So Blog runs around a lot and does the "I told you so" dance when it's not rocking out to Big Time.  These days, Blog has moved beyond thoughts of busting five figures, or even six figures, and entertains fantasies of reaching a Wheaton (that's half a million followers-- I currently have 0.00003 of a Wheaton.)  I would tell Blog that it isn't very realistic to its fantasies, but I've had egg on my face before.  Instead, I've just learned to go to my happy cave when Blog listens to Big Time on auto-repeat for three or four hours.

"What do you want for your birthday, Blog?"  I asked.

"More followers!  More subscribers too, but mostly more followers.  And a hundred thousand page views!  And people to turn off their ad-block for this domain.  And millions of dollars in donations so I can pimp out with some serious bling.  And you to have groupies so--"

"Okay," I interrupted.  "Those are all things I have no control over.  What do you want that I can actually do?"

"Hmmmm," Blog thought about it.  "Well there might be one thing...."

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday Writing About Writing.
Happy Birthday to you.


  1. Yay! Congratulations!

    1. Thank you! It's a little surreal. It only feels like a few months at most.