Yay, I have reached 50,000 views here today!
Quelle surprise! Starting out, I never thought this day would come (at 3 or 4 hits a day - now it's circa 150!) 50,000 big ones. It's a hell of a lot. And I would like to say thank you to all my followers, readers, and random passers-by. Thank you for stopping by and having a read! You are the stadium crowd behind the tally number, cheering me on.
Flaubert once said that to be a real writer you shouldn't care about who reads your work. You write for yourself first and foremost, you write for the love of writing. Which I do. But having an audience is something I am grateful for. And feedback, especially so.
Just to write something and put it out here, knowing it exists in a tangible shape, words gathering into a constellation of a kind, is a very powerful thing. It's so great to know that there are those of you out there who have been moved in some way by what I've written to go to the bother of leaving a comment. I am especially thankful for that. Seeing since in real life, it's not so easy to get people to comment on writing! But here, is a haven. Here is a home.
Thank you for reading. Here's to the big, the biggest, 100,000 views. Onwards!