Dear readers, today is a day – though, in fairness, so are all days – to summon up all the grandiloquence I can muster.
To wit: the world, and WordPress, tends to judge on the basis of readership, on likes, on pages viewed and comments made. This is well and good: whatever else the world can get wrong, it does well enough with quantitative data.
But none of that data could exist without posts to support it. An empty blog drives no engagement, no discussion, contains no ideas whatsoever. And so today we celebrate, for this club of ours now has 500 posts to its name!
Not only so, but the annual report shows thousands of views from 119 countries all over the world.
All of which is a delight to see. Therefore do we sip at our whiskey and reread our manifesto, before turning our eyes to other stories and poems awaiting us.
Thank you all for joining us in the club. The firewhiskey of words served neat, the chamomile of comforting stories, the vanilla waft of lignin from older books, the smoke of snark and the warmth of conversation: all would lose their savor without you.
We hope to share them all with you for hundreds posts more!