|This is for her, too, she's gonna laugh when she sees it...|
I broke 4,000 page views this month, for the first time ever. While this might be a slow day on a "real" blog, this is a huge deal for me. I'm just a dude who promotes my blog on my Facebook page, by word of mouth and on the off-chance someone will google "Rebecca Black" and my blog pops up on the first page. To have even this level of traffic - which equals roughly 130 independent page views per day, every day, even on the weekends when I don't add anything - is really impressive to me and is what motivates me to sit here, 5 days a week, and try to write something worth your continued patronage. I get traffic from places as far away as New Zealand, Cambodia, Argentina and Thailand. I have been referred by some of the most random keyword searches ever (My personal favorite was "King Kong Black Dildo"), and I've seen traffic spikes from unlikely sources - I once got 350 page views in 2 days because someone linked my blog on a Rotten Tomatoes forum (Sorry, Ryan). That kind of stuff trips me out, seriously. I am humbled and grateful, even for the snarky comments and lame insult attempts from my critics, because at least you're clicking my shit and reading my drivel.
So, I just really want to take a step back today and, instead of making this post all about ME and what I'M thinking, I want to make it about YOU. You sick fuckers with such low standards in entertainment who read the crap I vomit out here, Monday through Friday, and actually think it's GOOD. I especially want to acknowledge the 34 completely screwed-up individuals who actually follow this thing! No, I won't embarrass you by naming you all publicly, your secrets are safe with me. 4,000 hits a month is a long way from what I ever imagined when I first got the wild hair up my ass to start this thing last February, and it's, in my opinion, an amazing accomplishment for a blog that's less than a year old, gets next to no promotion and is completely the work of a guy who only knows just enough about running a blog to figure out the blogger interface, and that's about it. One day I'll learn how to be a pro with the RSS feeds and all that shit, but for now I'm just amazed that "The Dave Factor" has been clicked on 4,000 times in a month - and that's NOT counting my own clicks, haters.
Thank you, all of you, for bothering to come here. It means everything to me.