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.


  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!

  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!

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

  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!

  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...

  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...

  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.