A Letter to My New (and Old) Followers

Sorry for the blurry picture. I zoomed in a bit to emphasize the spike in traffic.

I said in a post two days ago that each comment I get makes me jump for joy. Well, today I jumped over fifty times (and counting), and my legs aren’t even tired yet. I wish these comments were physical things so I could hug them all individually.

As you can see above, my blog has a slightly larger amount of views today than usual. I’ve just gained a whole bunch of new followers, all of whom seem like lovely people. So I’m writing this first half of the post for all those new to my blog.

Dear New Followers,

Hi there. Thanks for all the kind comments. Don’t worry if I haven’t yet responded to you; there’s so many of them, and I still have to post once a day for NaBloPoMo, which so far has been extremely successful (look above). I’ll get to you as soon as possible.

As far as getting FP’d, I’d say I’ve gotten lucky. (By that, I mean even luckier than the average Freshly Pressed blogger.) A lot of times, the post published is a lot different than what’s usually published on the blog, and people who liked that post follow the blog expecting every post to be similar, which leads to disappointment. How to Be a Teen Writer Without Making Me Want to Punch You in the Face is mostly on par for what I write about here. Just slightly angrier.

Another thing: This blog has a guest post contest, where the 200th 500th 1,000th commenter on this blog gets the opportunity to write a guest post. You can write about anything, providing its under eight hundred words. A little over is fine.

Hope you enjoy my blog,

Dear Old Followers,

Don’t worry, I won’t let all this new-found fame get to my head, even though I’m basically a celebrity now (kidding). I’m 99% sure the traffic dies down after day or two and things will mostly go back to normal.

Thank you for following me this whole time, especially those of you who’ve been there since the very beginning. You guys are the best. You have the right to say, “I followed Matt’s blog before he was cool,” and I wouldn’t judge you.

Hope you continue to enjoy my blog,

I’d also like to thank WordPress for Freshly Pressing me, Jennifer Lawrence for being hot, and whoever came up with the idea of NaBloPoMo, because without it I don’t think I’d ever have written that post.


14 thoughts on “A Letter to My New (and Old) Followers

  1. My hearty congratulations, sir, on being Freshly Pressed! I hereby welcome you to our ranks. I apologize for not commenting more often, now that you’re nice and famous– I didn’t sign up for NaBloCoMo this year. Live long and prosper.

  2. People don’t subscribe to you because they expect all your articles to be like that one. They do it because of your style of writing! It’s appealing and makes me laugh. Keep up the good work, you deserved to be freshly pressed.

  3. Congratulations on getting Freshly Pressed and becoming instantly famous! It was a great post and right on target in so many ways. I admit, I often choose not to follow teen bloggers because the quality just isn’t there in their writing. But then, I guess I choose not to follow an even larger number of blogs written by adults because the quality just isn’t there. Anyway, I’m glad to have found your blog and I will try, in the future, not to overuse the word awesome.

  4. Your posts make me smile, like a lot. I just read a majority of them in the past half-hour and I thoroughly enjoy your writing style and humorous voice. I did not expect your age from your writing (though I’m just a year older), but I guess that just heightened your point in your other post. Anyway, just wanted to say, you rock (for lack of better words). (:

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