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Thank you…

October 1, 2007

September 2007.  a date that will live in… well, the past actually because as of this post the stats are in and the month is over.  It has been the sixth consecutive month of increased viewers for Advantages of Mutual Respect and Fair Play.  Which is real cool.  

As any writer will tell ya, it is the readers and their enthusiastic response that makes it all worth while, and I am no exception.  For the first 6 months I logged about 500 hits and wondered if there was an audience for me.  (family, friends, my best friend, self promotion and  hits from various libraries and work by yours truly (did I really do that?) to bolster my feeble stats not withstanding)  After making a few ajustments, January blossomed and AMRFP has rolled ever since. 

It is sort of narcissistic to be so concerned over ones own popularitiy and I will take the flack for that.  But like I said in one of my recent posts (Yikes! discomblogulation) why does the blogger blog?  Most of us make our money by other means and get no recognition other than that little stat counter or by the comments you, the reader, submits.  We don’t slay dragons or topple dictatorships, we haven’t solved world hunger or cured cancer.  Bloggers for the most part are loners, we rant and rave, venting our frustrations to a computer monitor.

We are like the voice crying out in the wilderness, if no one hears us… our words are in vain.  If no one responds to us, our influence is minute.  And if the world turns on uneffected, our efforts will simply die out.  Not that much has changed in the past 18 months (except in my personal life) but then, Rome wasn’t built in a day.  When a person starts out with an idea, it is a solitary effort.  When others join in, it becomes a collective… a cyberblog Borg.

Your responses have made me want to try harder.  I know some posts aren’t as earth shaking as others… but I’m working on it.  Some have complained of the content in certain posts and I have left those complaints in because they make me want to do better.  I will never intentionally mislead anyone.  I may have an opinion and be the only one that shares that opinion, but I will take responsibility for it and fully respect your right to oppose that view.  That is the advantage of mutual respect and fair play, we can bask in our differences and still be friends… (or at least, be civil towards one another) and perhaps get a good chuckle or two.

Anyway, this is getting rather long and sloppy with sentiment but the bottom line is, I wouldn’t continue doing this if not for you guys…

So from the bottom of my heart (where exactly is the bottom? isn’t that down around the  intestines? and where does that saying come from?) from the very depths, from the bowels of my very being…

Thank you.

and sincerely… peace.