With that said, I’d like to announce that your faithful participation (or rare perusal) has recently brought this blog past its one thousandth view. Granted, one thousand views is hardly anything, on a medium that can create a viral video that reaches an audience of millions in twenty-four hours. (Still aim to do that at least once).
For me, however, a thousand was a lofty milestone I set for myself and this blog because after all, one thousand used to be so much when I was young. Before the days of $100,000 college degrees, $500,000 homes, ten million dollar athletes, billion dollar tunnels (think Big Dig in Boston) … a thousand used to be a lot.
And a thousand is still a lot (to me). Especially when I’m getting there 15 or 25 or 3 views at a time. A thousand views means writing to only ten or six or one person at a time. A thousand views means that some of you have come back a few times to see something new from me. A thousand isn’t really just a thousand in this case. It’s not a whole thing like I first imagined it. A thousand is really much more like a beautiful collection of smaller numbers. A thousand came to me (thanks to your visits) in the same sensless way that lottery numbers roll down that plastic tube to reveal themselves. 12, 65, 3, 9, 41, 0. Granted, there’s no zero in lotteries, but there are zeroes in blogging. Lots of them.
So secondly, thank you. A thousand thank yous.
© 2008 henry toromoreno