Greetings and Salutations, loyal readers, and new visitors. I am aware that Figure Friday did not go up on schedule, and for that I am sorry. I have no real excuse, but merely would state that I’d been feeling out of it for several days, somewhat a combination of sleep deprivation and weather (going from one extreme to the other, and back again). It’d go up when I feel like making it, and we’ll all hope that’d be soon!
Anyway, this blog post is here to commemorate, and perhaps celebrate, the occasion of this blog passing 10,000 views (or rather, 10,087), which happened somewhere along early Thursday, and much earlier than I’d originally planned.
As I’ve intimated before, I’ve originally planned and expected this blog to receive 500-600 hits a month. A quick calculation would tell you that even in the upper range of that figure, it’d have taken me 16 months, or a year and 4 months to have reached ten thousand views in such a case. Well, as you probably know, this is not the case, and this not inconsiderable amount of hits had been achieved from the 19th of July to November 5th, 2009. Every 4 days on average, I make the amount I’ve expected to make monthly.
Now, you may wonder at why it’s “10,087” hits, and not just 10,000. Well, this is because during 2007 when I mucked with the concept of this blog (and created it), I had received two views, and I’ve received several additional views before the new opening of the blog, most notably for the Watchmen movie review I’d written, a week before the movie was released. So after removing these few hits, I marked 10,000 views. And well, it might be telling that the difference was only about 6 hours :D
I plan to keep this blog going strong, even if it’s more likely I’ll drop to 2.5-3 posts a week on average rather than 4 or so, especially until my sleep schedule (or rather, my ability to enforce it) would catch up to the school year being in effect again.
I would like to thank all of you who had visited this blog, and give special thanks to all of you who had taken the time to comment on my blog, and enter into dialogue with me. You come here for me, I keep this place for you.
Now, to something different, Twitter. Twitter now has user-generated lists, and I, who have a Twitter account, had created a Twitter-list called, aptly enough, Geekorner’s Otaku Circle. If you want to be on that list, or rather, if you’ll like to enable my desire to have you on the list, please comment with your Twitter username (provided you belong to the Geekorner otaku circle ;), j/k?), or alternately, feel free to email it to me. If you email it to me, also give me a link to your blog, so I’d know who you are. Assuming you have a blog, that is.
I guess I’ll talk to you guys again when we clear the 10k views or 1,000 posts marks. And in case you’re curious, I’ll turn 24 years old on the 29th of the month.
I would like to thank Jake Richmond, whom I had interviewed here before, and Pseudo, for picking up the gauntlets and providing art for this mile-stone. Pseudo’s site is not safe for work, but it is quite enjoyable. I especially think Snark and those who follow his blog (Taikutsu Remedy) would find it enjoyable.
Jake’s sketch kinda reminds me of Chris Avellone‘s style, which I see at the last page of the Knights of the Dinner Table comic every month.
If any of you want to create something, feel free to email it to me at the email provided above, and I’ll put it up! Thanks again :)