1000 Hits

This rather momentous statistic (to me, anyway) showed up on my blog yesterday, December 17 — just 2 months and 5 days after my first post. (And it stayed there a while, ha ha.) Small potatoes in the world of blog and Web site hits, but pretty darned amazing to me.

I’m sure many of them are from my family and loyal friends who keep coming back to see what’s new. I’m so grateful for that, thank you!

A few may be from curious folks who just like reading blogs. I appreciate you stopping by, too.

Many others are no doubt quick glances from (now annoyed) surfers looking for REAL information about something, rather than my musings.

Whatever the reason, the fact that 1000 pairs of eyes looked at anything I wrote is amazing to me (this after being a writer for almost 20 years). And all I did was send out one e-mail letting friends and family know Writing By Ear was out there, and register it on one site (http://pghbloggers.org). I couldn’t be more surprised.

No journal I kept would have gotten this much attention. Imagine the staggering number of rejections had I tried to submit any of these “essays” for print. Probably very few paying jobs I’ve done have gotten this much eye play 😉 .

So, as a grateful writer and the unofficial 60-millionth+1 blogger, I thank you and the technologically astounding world we live in. Or should I be thanking Al Gore…?

First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to
turn numbers into letters with ASCII – and we thought it was a typewriter. 
Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. 
With the World Wide Web, we’ve realized it’s a brochure. 
                                                         ~ Douglas Adams

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