This is post #100 for me on One Furious Llama (the previous blogs don’t count and there weren’t that many posts anyway) :)
I just want to thank all you guys who have read the crap I post up here. I am a little overwhelmed at how exceedingly well things have gone on my blog this time around. Just the response in January has been enough to inspire me to keep going (that, and like everything else in my life that interests me, I have gotten a little obsessive with this blogging thing).
January was my first full month of blogging at One Furious Llama and things have gone great. These were blog milestones #2, #3, #4 and #5 that were accomplished this month:
– 100th blog post
– 1000 views in one month
– 50 comments in one month
– 150 views in one day
Yes, yes, I can hear the pro bloggers snickering at those stats. I get that in the greater scheme of things it’s not much but I think this was an excellent start and here, what I think, is all that matters.
There are two people in particular that I would like to thank. First, is my lovely Trophy Wife, whose support and encouragement is what gets me up in the morning and keeps me up at night (usually, this is a good thing). She supports me in these obsessions even when it means I neglect (just a very little) her for it.
The second person who I would like to thank is Hemant Mehta from Friendly Atheist. Firstly for responding to my emails in the first place and secondly for giving me some sound blogging advice which, to me at least, is looking like it’s paying off handsomely. I imagine that Hemant gets a pile of mail every day on top of being a full-time teacher and he still found the time to respond nicely to a total stranger the same day that the email was sent. I respect him even more for that and I guess “Friendly Atheist” is probably the right description for him
I hope I can keep the momentum and maintain the balance between pissing people off enough to comment but not enough to make them go away (this, I believe, is the super sekrit to successful blogging).
Llamas are very social animals and like to live with other llamas as a herd.