The last big milestone, I think
I hadn’t been watching it super closely, but I was certainly aware that a milestone was approaching. For awhile, I thought it might happen on Richard Armitage’s 41st birthday. When I left the Internet to go to bed last night, however, this was my hit counter:
And when I opened the Internet this morning, this is how it looked:
Sometime about two or three hours after the end of Armitage Day in my time zone, the counter on “me + richard armitage” flipped on a million hits.
It’s also the last big milestone I’m likely to celebrate as a blogger. The next one would be 2.5 million hits — which seems an impossibly large number — or 2,500 posts (at the rate I’m going, about 3 years in the future, if I am still blogging here then).
Beyond that, I don’t have anything prepared to say, except “Thank you!” It’s too simple — in words, and to cover my very complex emotions — maybe I’ll blog about this stuff eventually, at the moment I’m just too busy with preparing for work and the King Richard Armitage Week 2012 stuff — but it is both the thing I need to say right now, and the thing I want to say right now, to everyone.
To say that I never anticipated most of what has happened on this blog — including this number of hits — would be a frighteningly large understatement!
On the whole, I’ve never been one to encourage lurkers to delurk very actively, but if you lurk — or if you’re an active commentator, too — I’d love to hear from you today. Because — while the writing here is my effort and my achievement — the popularity of the blog, the number of you who come here to read and chat and think and opine and commiserate and encourage and squeee and everything else that you do — that is your achievement.
I’m very grateful to Richard Armitage for inspiring all of this. And I’m doubly grateful for all of you for doing it!
I can’t resist a plug, though. Want to support Richard Armitage’s pet project and one of mine, too? The Day 2 King Richard Armitage Quiz Questions are live here. Every correct answer gives you a chance to determine the recipient of our £91! I’ll be back to blog about this later, when I’ve done a little more work.