There are over 2400 people who "follow" me on facebook, but I know that not all of them actually do. And I think that the last time I checked I had something like 140 people following the actual blog. There are more through feedburner and twitter. But I don't know how many people actually pay attention and read what I babble about on a mostly-daily basis.
I don't do this for the numbers, or the fame and glory (ha!) - I do it because it's fun. It's a neat way for me to sort of have a virtual scrapbook of things that we have done as a family and of the random thoughts that clutter my head at times. And yes, the interaction with people is really stinkin' cool.
But today, I noticed something - and I happened to notice it at the time when it actually occurred.
For the first time since I started this blog in January 2011, I got 5000 views in a month. Personally, I think that's pretty cool.
But at the same time, it's not that important to me. Fun, yes. Interesting, yes. Important? Not so much.
What is important to me as I sit here and type away is to assure you that what you see is what you get with me. I don't make up stories to amuse anyone, I don't embellish the truth, I don't hide things that might make me look bad - I am and always have been 100% honest with every word that I've written here. Because in the end, I do this for me - but I am thankful that each and every one of you is along for the ride.
And for your comic relief - and partially what inspired this post (heard it in the van today as I was racing from one place to another....)