As of this writing, I have almost reached 10,000 hits on my blog. Granted, many of them are the same people week after week, and some of them are spambots. Still, 10,000 is a large number. Not as large as, say, 1 million, but still large. And that doesn’t count the people who read my blog when it was on Blogger, so though the blog is over two years old, I will have achieved 10,000 hits in less than a year and a half.
Also, I don’t post everyday. Recently, I haven’t even been posting every week. I figure people don’t have enough time to read my stuff every day of the week, and I don’t have enough time to write stuff every day of the week (for my blog, at least). Plus, the next post that I will be completing continues my posts on SIFF, which means that it will be a long entry. Which means it will take time to write. Which means, if you’re all very lucky, I’ll be able to post it some time tomorrow.
At the end of last year, I wrote a blog post that detailed what you could expect in the New Year from my blog. While I did review the complete Red Cliff, put up my final posts from “Notes from the Diary of a Literary Rebel,” and added three posts that included my poetry, I did not post any short stories (for the excellent reason that I didn’t write any) and only posted two updates on my novel. Also, I am about to read Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury (after I read an unpublished novel I’d said I’d read first) and Plath’s Collected Poems, but while I may finish both works before the end of the year, I don’t think I’ll have time to post entries about their authors until 2012 (and with Plath, I still must read The Bell Jar). As for Keats, I still have his poems to plow through before I decide which ones to include as my recommended readings (besides the obvious ones, which I’ve already read). Plus, I still have one more entry to write, after the one I hope to post tomorrow, on SIFF 2011.
So, what does the future hold? Well, I should be getting the rest of my first readers’ feedback very soon on my novel, which will give me much to think about over Christmas break. Then, in January, I will start work on what I hope to be the final set of revisions for my novel (at least until an agent or an editor gets ahold of it and asks for more). As for this blog, I take 10,000 hits to mean that you still want me to continue to post, and so I will.
In conclusion, if you are one of my first 10,000 hits or a newbie who’s wandered on here after that milestone has been reached, thanks for reading! I hope you will continue reading my work when my novel comes out. We writers always can use some cash, after all. 😉
Update: I have officially received over 10,000 hits as of tonight. Thanks, everyone!