Somewhere that I'm not going to take the time to look up, I said something along the lines of, "I'm going to use this blog to write what I want to write, and if someone wants to read it that's fine. If not that's fine, too."
I'm not sure I was being completely honest about that.
Because, although I still pretty much write what I want to write, over the past few months I've discovered that blogging really is a lot more fun when people are reading and commenting on your posts. As a result, I've gotten in a habit of fretting over my blogs stats a little bit--via both the official Typepad counter and through the number of subscribers I have on Google Reader.
And this week has been a good week for that, because this week, for the first time ever I had at least 200 hits each day and over 30 subscribers. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, I know, but for my little ole' blog it's very nice indeed!
To celebrate, my very first give away!
I'm entering an 8X10, matted print of the picture above in the county fair at the end of July (yes, it's addictive). If you'd like to have it to be yours after that, leave a comment on this post. Make sure your email is correct because otherwise I won't be able to get it to you. I'll close the comments at midnight next Thursday, July 24, 2008, and pick the winner by random drawing.