Reaching A Goal I Had Only Subconsciously Set For Myself


Yesterday, my blog recorded its ten thousandth view for this year. That is a fantastic number for me.  In my first year, I had less than one thousand.  I never formally acknowledged that I wanted to reach this number, but in the back of my mind this has been one of my goals since last year  Last year I had a little more than five thousand views and I had hoped to double that this year.  It looks at though I will.  While there are some bloggers who do these kind of numbers in a month, or week, or even just one day, they are new to me, and definitely worth mentioning.

It feels kind of wrong to me to trumpet my success. Maybe that is just how I was brought up.  However, there are three things that convinced me to take a moment to write this post.

The first is that if someone asked me if they should do it, regardless of what I would do myself, I would encourage them to revel in their accomplishments. I would tell them to celebrate everything, acknowledge and enjoy everything, and certainly be happy about it.  One of the lessons I have learned, rather recently, is that if my advice is good enough for someone else, it should be good enough for me.

The second reason is that I would like to thank everyone who follows the blog, drops by the blog, and comments on the blog. I have met so many interesting people and read so many interesting blogs.  I feel like I have made a connection with some people.  If I hadn’t, I probably would have given this up long ago.

Thank You.

Thirdly, and lastly, this is the only thing that qualifies as The Perfect Moment for yesterday. Okay, I did have a white grape popsicle, and see some very red leaves (finally), but that’s it.  Ten thousand views seems like the thing to celebrate.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Reaching A Goal I Had Only Subconsciously Set For Myself

  1. Margie Swain says:

    Congratulations on a truly perfect moment.

  2. bgddyjim says:

    Congrats, brother.

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