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Monday, January 30, 2006

Thank You For Being A Friend

Some time over the last few days, my counter for this site hit 10,000.

Damn, wish I'd known who the 10,000th person was - I would have tried to insert one of those annoying pop-ups with a notification and balloons and everything, offering them a prize (I do have one One Hand Screaming t-shirt left and did want to save giving it away for a real special occasion)

But in all seriousness, I should be thanking each and every person who is visiting or has visited this web space. I started doing this whole online journal thing back in March 2005 after some prompting by my buddy Mathew Growden.

I've not only done my best to keep in practice writing -- writing begets more writing, after all, but I've resynced up with some old pals and workmates and also "met" some wonderful people from all over the world, and it hasn't even been a year. I'm now getting an average of over 50 unique visitors to my blog-site every day. So either this blog is a mis-step on a path to porn browsing, or perhaps, just perhaps, people out there enjoy reading things that I'm writing (A man can dream, can't he?)

Thanks for visiting, for being a reader. As I've said before, a reader is the best gift a person can give a writer -- thanks so much for giving that to me. I'm honoured.

(Okay, gotta go now, I'm starting to get all misty eyed - the theme song for "The Golden Girls" is starting to play in the back of my head. That's just not a good thing)

14 comments:

Lance said...

Is this the site for Canadian girls in snow? No oh I see, oh words, what are they, ah yes it is coming back to me, and yes we do like your writing, and who else has a racoon blog!

Ameratis said...

What this isn't Canadian Mounties go Bareback?? Dangit! LOL Just teasing....I enjoy your blog immensely Mr. Leslie ;) Keep up the good work and we will get ya to 20,000 before ya know it.

The Imp

Ryan Oakley said...

It's the internet. Everything except porn is a mistep to porn browsing. Congrats.

lime said...

fun stuff. i've enjoyed your blog since i found it. congrats on hitting 10K

FunkyB said...

Congrats on your milestone! It's very wild to think of strangers hitting our writing on this www thing... and then having them come back again? Weird...

Virginia said...

Woohoo!
It's a pleasure to visit your blog! I admit to inflating your numbers. It's great to have your blog and others to visit when I'm sick of STUPID paperwork and need a mental injection of intelligence and humour.

Lara said...

I just come to laugh at someone with a stranger sense of humor than mine. ;) Besides, anyone with a son named Alex can't be all bad. *grin*

Franny said...

Aww, congrats!

Magdalena said...

It because you keep us so entertained with your great posts ... and really I think that you will soon gain world wide fame of phenomenal proportions for the HNT Darth Tater serial!

Kimberly said...

Mark, congrats! I aspire to be as well read as you are!

Keep up the great posts!

~Lil Deb~ said...

You've been tagged!

Mantaray Ocean said...

Congrats!!! and that is wonderful news...You make us all want to come back time after time...and just an FYI - I always show up as being the "American Visitor" ...so if you are wondering who keeps haunting you every day from the States...Tis I :)
Thank you for making us laugh, cry, reminisce, and share in your life experiences (your life and those of your loved ones), and your wonderful talented words...

It is your readers whom must thank you for making your site such a wonderful pleasure and indulgence.

Angelaaaaaa said...

Hi Mark..
Lara mentioned your blog in hers..so followed the trail...
Congrats on 10,000th person...I'll never reach that for sure..but then again I don't write like you either..
Just finished reading "I, Death"...mann what can I say...cept I think it's superb..
Have't read the rest of your blog here yet but will do...you've got me intrigued....

Pete Mitchell said...

YA-A-A-A-AYYY!

GRATULATIONS!

And thanks for getting me hooked on this too. What can I say, we're a coupla junkies!

:)