Numbers!

I see a lot of metrics for my writing and the subsequent sharing of it on social media.

This week I noticed I now have 400 subscribers here on my website! Holy good gravy, thank you so much for your amazing support! I could literally not be more grateful. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. And an extra THANK YOU to shove way down in your pocket for later should you ever worry I might not still be grateful; rest assured, I am.

I also noticed I’m nearing my 900th piece.

YIKES.

That’s a whole lot of words and I’m not sure I’ve often made good on what I’ve tried to say in any given piece, but I feel sort of proud of shoving all those words together anyway. I’m not proud of almost anything I’ve done, but sticking to my schedule for this many years is one of the outliers; I am proud of my consistency.

I’m not saying all those pieces were good or even okay, but I tried, and I can be proud of that.

I’ve been trying to pay less attention to some numbers lately: age, metrics, etc. Sometimes I’ve historically put too much stock in numbers that did little more than bum me out (e.g.: age), and I’m trying to change that.

As someone who deals with pretty intense anxiety, I am no stranger to thinking, overthinking, and jurassic overthinking. Numbers are no exception.

If you are here (and if you can read this, then you must be) THANK YOU for being supportive of words I cobble together; I am endlessly grateful.

Here’s hoping I can step my game up and become a better writer, a better person, and a better everything else. I try. Very hard.

Cheers to you for all your support and interaction!

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12 replies »

  1. 400! That’s awesome, I’m glad you’ve kept at it. Since becoming friends with you and learning of this site it’s always been interesting and self-reflective to read the pieces you post. Thank you for letting people into your world even when it’s been difficult for you.

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  2. Congratulations on the 400!
    “WE ARE SPARTANS!!!”
    Wrong number wrong piece. However right level of enthusiasm!
    Keep up the good work!

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