ADVENTURE RANCH

ADVENTURE RANCH
ADVENTURE RANCH

Thursday, December 22, 2005

10,000 Plus for Christmas


I just wanted to say a giant-sized thank you to all the many readers and bloggers and subscribers and the curious who have been making this page a stopping-off point. Sometime on Wednesday, the statistic counter on this page noted I had passed 10,000 page views. I know some sites get many many more, but I still say THANKS!!!

I have just started to dip into this new form of media and communication since August 2005, and to have so many readers in such a short time, I feel I have offered enough of worth and note here to encourage you to return and others to seek this page out. Many fine writers - see all those links over on the left - have added greatly to the number of visitors here and I thank them with all my heart. And I hope you visit them as well, since they have given me many hours of excellent reading and information.

I know I am hardly a constant source of news, but the opportunity to write and share that writing with any and everyone who has some kind of computer access means more than I can express. It is truly liberating to bypass all the typical boundaries of publishing and find there are readers who care to spend time here. While the banks and stores I try and do business with never ask if I want to trade some blog time for their services, the worth of this project is priceless to me.

All in all, it makes me want to work a little harder to provide information and stories and oddities i encounter as I shuffle my way forward. There have been so many excellent rewards in terms of friendship alone, I can only consider myself a wealthy and fortunate man indeed.

So Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for a gift I will diligently return with as much good writing as possible.

7 comments:

  1. carpenterjd2:28 PM

    Joe, it is you I would like to thank. For years of opinion and discourse that is rare. The art of language appears to be dying at times, but then I can always count on you to provide me with the knowledge that language is not dying but is vibrant and alive. If this were a past era that engaged in patronage of the arts, then you would have material wealth. But as you said, you are wealthy in friends and I feel the same when I can occasion a glance at the sculpture that bleeds from your keyboard and onto my screen.
    Happy Holidays from one faithful reader and a longtime friend and admirer of your talents. Keep up the fight!

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  2. Joe,

    Keep on blogging as you inform, entertain, and challenge your many readers who look forward to their Cup of Joe.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. Love your blog! Keep it coming..
    Happy Holidays!!

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  4. Thanks to all of you for your kind and thoughtful remarks --

    And since I seem to never shut my pie-hole about anything, expect more and more from my keyboard to your 'puter!

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  5. Well, I feel personally vindicated. I bugged the bejeeezus out of you to start this blog. Took several months of me being a pain in the butt about it from 2300 miles away and all, but you actually did it, and I'm proud. I told you, "If you write it, they will come." Now if you would only begin phase 2. My work just never ends...

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  6. Congratulations on the doubling of your blog's worth (is that even a sentence?) I'm sure your success is due to phrases like "a sprocket hole is a doorway to infinity and illusion."
    There's a signpost up ahead. Your next stop...

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  7. I admit a major influence on the wordsmithing came from Mr Serling - one of the best voices of the 20th century.

    Wasn't Blogworth a Department store in the 1940s? Shoulda been.

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