You “Like” Me, You Really Do

On Thursday, WordPress informed me that I’d finally reached the “100 Likes” milestone on the Big Blue Mess.  I know, I know, for some of you that’s called “a post” or “a Monday”, but for me that’s called 486 posts, six years later.  (Granted, the bulk of those were on Blogger and you didn’t get a chance to “like” them there, but I know deep down you would have.  Well, I hope you would have.  Let’s just pretend you would have. You would have, right?)

Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the WordPress bloggers who took the time to read my words and then decided they were decent enough to hit that “Like” button. Seeing a new “Like” always brightens my day and leads me to your stories, your poetry, your art, your photos, and your unique view of the world; it’s like finding a new and interesting friend.  Through your eyes, I’ve had the chance to travel from LA to New York, and then across the ocean to Scotland, Belgium, South Africa and Pakistan..  What an incredible journey! A special shout-out to: Maturestudenthanginginthere and Philospher Mouse of the Hedge for really driving those stats – for liking me the most :); you guys are the best!  Also, a big thanks to everyone else who has followed me through the years (my poor brow-beaten family and friends – the ones who get grilled after every post with, “Did you read it? What did you think? Is it ok? Another typo? Really? GAH! Again? Grammar errors? I proofed it, I swear-ish. What? You’re not buying the story? It’s 93% true.  Honest…ish.”  They get “good sports” credit.).  Thank you for letting my words into your house .  Thank you for letting me share my goofy Texas vision of the world.  Thank you for being a part of my life.

I “Like” and like each and every one of you.  You make my days.