Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thankful for my readers



I would like to take a moment to express my thanks to everyone who reads this blog.

Whether you've become my friend as a result of this blog, or taken a moment to post a comment, or sent me a tip, or written a guest post,  or written a blog post linking to me, or posted on social media with a link to me, or taken the time to answer my questions, or sent me a book, or simply read a post,  or done anything else to help me, I really appreciate you.

It occurred to me a few months ago that this blog is maybe the only thing I do that I have complete control over. When I'm at work, although I am trusted with a great deal of leeway, I have to make my boss and my publisher happy. At home, it's important to me to please my wife and our cats. (Anyone who has a cat will appreciate the saying that "Dogs have owners, cats have staff.") Even my reading, my favorite leisure activity for decades, is often dominated by work assignments or volunteer activity. The only person I have to answer to for the blog is me.

Since I began this blog, I have had more than two million page views, according to Blogger. I get several hundred  page views a day, sometimes more than 1,000 in a day. These numbers will not impress the folks at Boing Boing or Marginal Revolution or any other the other blogs I read, but given that I am writing about someone who for most readers is an obscure cult writer, it also shows that somebody is interested. If you are interested in Robert Anton Wilson, you are not alone.



8 comments:

Eric Wagner said...

I love this blog. Please keep up the good work.

Van Scott said...

As for me, I am thankful for this blog.

tony smyth said...

Yes, I too enjoy coming here each day.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Thanks, everyone!

Rasa said...

Without doubt my favorite blog! Thanks for all the wonderful insightful and entertaining info! I think Bob would have stopped here every day for a read.

Joshua Hallenbeck said...

I too am thankful for this blog Tom. Your time and effort each day to bring a little RAW related news or material or whatever else to the world is much appreciated. Much love to you and your family. May the Fnord be with you.

Branka Tesla said...

I am very thankful for being introduced to Robert Anton Wilson's opus as it provokes and diverts the lasagna to fly and roam  in directions  it might not otherwise explore. And consequently reading your blog Tom. Thank you for a very informative and thought provoking blog.

From where I am sitting right now, I am most thankful for the rain in California this week as we in California were running out of oxygen outdoors and indoors for too long. Just got back from a long walk in the redwood and eucalyptus forest soaked wet and it feels great. 

Very thankful!

Adrian Reynolds said...

You're a good man Tom, and I appreciate what you're doing. This blog has introduced me to people and books and films and ideas that have been tickling the fuzz of my thoughtpeach for some years. Thank you.