I really didn’t think I’d have that many views by now, only nine months into the inception of this blog. I know that 50,000 separate people have not read my blog, * and that I can also attribute much of it to my friends and regular readers, but it’s still impressive, at least to me. PZ Myers probably passed the same mark a month into his blog, but for little old me, well, it’s overwhelming. I just want everybody to know I’m grateful. Frankly, without all the other great blogs out there, (you know who you are – in fact, you are in my blogroll) linking and networking, I doubt I would have had this many.
In my first post, I said:
I always thought that it seemed somewhat pretentious and egotistical for one to maintain a blog. Who cares what I think, right? I’m just another schmoe with an internet connection.
I still feel like a schmoe. And every post I put up still seems egotistical and pretentious to me. That hasn’t changed. What has changed is that I’ve found that there are a lot of other schmoes out there that enjoy doing this. Where before, I really had no one to share my thinking and ideas with, (the atheist being like the Maytag repairman – the loneliest guy in town), now I find so many like minded people, I can’t keep up with them.
So, thanks again, all you like-minded, egotistical, pretentious readers, commenters and fellow schmoes.
[Thanks to PhillyChief for the revised “L’il Inquisitors” graphic!]