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.