I had a different article planned and almost finished but then something awesome happened.
Thanks to awesome folk like you, yes you the person reading this, last year’s view count has already been beaten!
While I was hoping to beat my personal best, I did not expect it to happen so soon. We aren’t even halfway through October yet.
The total views for last year were 8,385 and at the time of writing Nerd Rambles is sitting pretty at 8,440 which might not sound like much but remember that there are two months and some change to go. Who knows, maybe we’ll reach 9,000. I doubt it but then again I also didn’t consider this happing so soon. Time will tell.
Walking out of a rather long shift a few days ago, I absentmindedly checked my stats as always only to discover this milestone. It was the perfect pick-me-up.
At the risk of sounding a bit pompous, seeing how many people have read this little blog up to this point is a validating experience. It feels so rewarding to put your heart out there online and seeing people respond to your thoughts.
To everyone who has ever clicked onto this blog, from the bottom of my heart thank you. Special thank you to the awesome folks at OWLS for the support and motivation you have given me since I joined, I just hope I can return the favour one day.
Also, thanks to my two closest friend groups, Burning Maggots and Fates Folly for being there for me. You guys are awesome.
Last but by no means least, my best friend Shiloh. Thank you for putting up with all my rants and antics over the years and somehow still being able to tolerate me. Jokes aside, I would not be here today if it wasn’t for you, thank you so much for everything!
One last time for good measure, thank you all so much!