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.