At some stage last weekend Pile o’ Books had it’s 10,000th viewing. I realise in the realm of the magical internet that such a statement lacks a little gravitas. When celebrities have millions of Twitter followers, what do 10,000 paltry little hits matter? Especially when some of them were probably accidental, many came from friends’ loyalty, and a lot of them really didn’t help those high school students write their essays about Dickens’ Hard Times?
Well, let’s (briefly) examine the significance of 10,000 as a number. Here is a list of other things I’d like 10,000 of in two and a half years:
* Little wedges of camembert on crackers
* Smiles from strangers
* Butterfly sightings
* Sips of champagne
And the things I wouldn’t like 10,000 of in two and a half years:
* stubbed toes
* mosquito bites
* flat tyres
* pizza menus shoved through the letterbox.
So this little ol’ blog may not rival Stephen Fry for global online interest but 10,000 views are still significant to me. And what I have loved most across these last two and half years is not only the reading and writing, but the discussion with like-minded folk, and the new authors, books and ideas those folk have helped me discover. So, thank you. Ten thousand times over.