WordPress has just informed me that I now have 200 followers. As I have been unmotivated to write anything recently outside of snarky comments on the posts of bloggers I enjoy, I can only assume that the last few enjoy a good, snarky comment from time to time.
I’ve checked most of my followers out and they all seem legit. I’d heard that others have seen some sort of upsurge in followers who may or may not be real people? I don’t know what that means, but whatever.
I’m fairly confident that 15 or so of you read my blog with a little bit of regularity. I assume 10 of you are reading in the hopes that you’ll finally read the thing that pushes you too far so that you can unfollow me without feeling guilty about it, while 2 of you were told I was funny by somebody who read my blog back when I was sort of funny, and the other 3 of you just want to make sure I’m not talking badly about you.
Whatever your reason, I appreciate it.
Speaking of people who read just to see if I’m talking negatively about them, I want to congratulate my FRIEND, Margo! You may remember Margo from the Miracle of 2011. Whereas I assumed that since I ran 13.1 consecutive miles without stopping to walk that I was ok to take the next year of my life to eat and drink whatever I wanted from the comfort of my couch, Margo continued to train. She ran an entire marathon in Nashville this past weekend and I am really proud of her. I like to tease her, but I know she was really committed and worked her ass off training for this thing. Her husband, Todd, meanwhile was a total vagina as usual and “only” ran the half marathon. Way to push yourself, Todd!!
Anyway, as I’ve spewed 70 posts and attained 200 followers, I assumed now was a good time to decide what to do with this blog idea.
It’s funny, but I think I was more comfortable when I had a lot fewer followers but knew who most of them were and could respond to them without having to go visit their blogs first to remind myself who I was talking to again.
I’ve been out of sorts with this blog for over a month now, ever since I posted about an old work friend who passed away unexpectedly and decided to throw in some memories about other police officers who had died as well.
I didn’t expect it to get viewed so often, but compared to my usual posts, it did. See:
It’s like a giant middle finger saying fuck you, Don, you’ll never get this many views in one day again!!
While I probably won’t, I really don’t care. Since I’m hard to please, as long as I’m happy with what I post, I know that at least some of you will also enjoy it. If one person smiles or cries or says “what a dick,” then I’ll be happy. Way back in another life, I used to write “serious” things in school and enjoy them. Whether it was a short story or an interpretation of a poem or piece of literature, I enjoyed that crap. I pondered whether to stick to writing things that are more serious or intellectual in nature (believe it or not, I can do that if I have to!). I even thought about creating another blog to write that sort of stuff, but at the end of the day, it’s not what makes me happy.
I’m donofalltrades, and that means, in part, that this blog can be all over the place if I want it to be. I didn’t know what I was going to write about when I started, so I guessed that it’d be about all sorts of different shit.
So while I’m writing this and half wondering if I want to continue to write a blog, Le Clown just liked one of my earlier posts. If there’s such a thing as somebody getting tired of being complimented, he would know. He has a couple of great blogs and goes out of his way to make blogging something that we can all enjoy together. I’m going to take his “like” as a sign from God to carry on with this thing! Sorry, wife!
On to other things.
Guess who’s 2 now?
Yup, lil G$ had a birthday yesterday.
You’ve not heard much about him recently because he’s been a pretty good boy as far as not hurting himself or eating anything outrageous. Other than assaulting his older brother with a toy hammer from time to time, he’s been pretty well behaved as well. That’s fine and dandy for our sanity, but it leaves me longing for blog topics.
Well ok, I didn’t really have anything to say, but wanted to get a post up to keep me interested. I feel a little bit rejuvenated already.
Thanks for reading and who knows, maybe I’ll pull another epic post out of my ass one of these days soon!