June 23, 2006
i just noticed
I'm not very far away from hitting the THREE MILLION VISITORS mark on my blog. That's even WITH my Cracker ass being banned by Google.
I'm kinda impressed by that number. Hell, I'm probably well over FIVE MILLION "HITS" by now, since I didn't have a Site Meter on my blog until it was almost six months old. I also am very flattered, too.
That ain't bad for a decrepit old Cracker in the teeming metropolis of Rincon, Jawja, which ain't exactly a real hot-spot for commercial blogging. I may never be a Tall Dog in blogdom, but I haven't done too badly, considering that I've never spent ANY time behind-the-scenes here on shameless self-promotion, blatant ass-kissing on other "big-time" blogs or trying to pass myself off as a Serious Journalist by joining a circle-jerk outfit such as Pajamas Media.
Okay... I DID hand out (for FREE!!!) 250 bumper stickers, some of which ended up
in trash cans all over the WORLD, but I don't consider that act to be anything close to some of the serious whoring for attention that I've seen lots of other people do.
I built it, and y'all came.
I get to write the way I've always loved to do and I actually have people who enjoy reading my words. That is VERY flattering to me and I thank everybody (except the got-dam spammers) who ever visited my not-so-humble site and deemed it worthy of a return visit or two.
Thank you, folks. And I hope to keep doing this "ceaseless quest for adoration" a lot longer, too. Every time I get depressed and think about quitting, I get a clever comment or a friendly email and I realize just how much fun this silly, self-aggrandizing exercise has been--- and still IS--- for me.
If y'all are still willing to read, I'm still willing to write. And thank you.
I really MEAN that!
Excellent to hear! I love your writing, Rob. Even when you go all dark and maudlin;)
why/how are you banned by google?
You're quite welcome, and thank YOU for entertaining us for so long...
I've been a regular for more than 3 1/2 years, and it's been my pleasure.
Never underestimate how many of those 3M hits were probably cunts. Cunts are people too. :)
Been reading for a couple of years. Don't comment much, but yours is the first blog I go to. Always entertaining. Usually right on. Keep it up. It is appreciated.
I have been reading you for quite some time. You were still working when I started reading your blog. I like your style. One can tell when someone truely enjoys what they do. I hope you have many years of enjoyment.
Most blogs I check out about once a week. Your's I try to get by everyday. Nobody with good sense reads that Pajama Media hogshit. I'll take Acidman over that crap anyday. Keep on doing it Rob. Congratulations on the 3,000,000 hits.
(Doin' some more ass-kissin' there, are ya, Tessa?)
Rob, thank you for never quitting.
You'll never know how many lives you've touched, changed and even saved by doing whatcha do.
Y'know for a decrepit old cracker, you sure do have more than your share of wimmin clawing over each other for you.
Keep writing and I'll keep reading--and taking notes. ;-)
Self-aggrandizing, indeed. That's what blogging's all about, innit?
The sites I visit again and again are the ones with good writing and people who know how to tell a good story without fucking it up. And that's why I keep coming back here.
Plus, you are the Crap-Daddy.
Banned by google!! Congratulations, that is a real honor; means you are politically incorredt; no wonder I like your writing.
Yours is still the first blog I read everyday. Congrats on the 3 million mark, go for another 3!
Been readin' ya for about a year and a half now, and have enjoyed every post I read.
Keep on keepin' on A-man
Congrats on the 3 mil. I'm hoping to hit that in my lifetime. I guess I need to learn to tell better stories....
Congratulations on the 3 million mark, Rob.
I have been here reading and lurking - and sometimes commenting - since November of 2002.
I've enjoyed every bit of it.