This is a quiet little blog. No bells or whistles, no flash, no glitter. I just putter along in my sleepy corner of WordPress, happy to be here. Wait, back up. This was a sleepy little blog, past tense. Publikworks has been, are you ready for this?, Freshly Pressed.
You’re amazed, aren’t you? I was, too. My post, : peekaboo :, was pushed right into the spotlight last week, center stage. Oh, my stars, what a thrill. A hoopla is what it was. Pandemonium.
The place was packed, elbow-to-elbow and wall-to-wall. People were crammed in here so tight we violated the fire code. Do you believe that? Well, don’t, it’s an exaggeration. There was definitely a sharp jump in visitors, but I wasn’t mobbed. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Instead of the usual few dozen visitors, though, there were hundreds. Around here, that’s one big hullabaloo.
I’m simply not accustomed to that much activity, you know? But I liked it. I did, I liked it a lot. Getting attention is fun, especially when you don’t have to dress for the occasion. When I was notified, I was in sweatpants, not heels and pantyhose. Even now, I’m in sweatpants.
The weird part was how quiet everyone was. I wouldn’t have known they were here if I hadn’t checked my stats every now and again. At last report, the Freshly Pressed post had a total of 38 comments. Half of those are my replies, which leaves a decidedly less than grand total of 19 comments. What in the world is going on? 19? Really? Was it that bad? Sure, I’ve been a little off my game lately, maybe even trending toward has-been, but come on. Nineteen?
More viewers downloaded the image than commented on the post. Is that normal? Or am I making a mountain out of a molehill (would 19 comments even add up to a decent molehill)? Did I expect too much? Am I obsessing, like usual?
Whatever. It was still a helluva party. And since this may be my once-in-a-lifetime chance to give an acceptance speech, here goes:
I’d like to thank the academy (i.e., WordPress) for their support. Where would we be without their servers and templates and brains and connections and links and all the stuff they do? I know where I’d be: up shit creek, that’s where. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do this on my own, as I’ve proven time and again.
Just as importantly, I’d like to thank you, my loyal and patient and forgiving readers — both the newbies and the long-timers. You make this more fun than I have any right to expect. You are the best! So what do you say, care to comment?
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