I’ll be the first to say that when I see a surprisingly high number of likes; I get happy. The same stands true if I hit an unusually low number; er…less happy.
But then there’s the reader who comments; enough to leave behind their own thoughts, took the time to share just what kind of thoughts I managed to trigger in a complete stranger by words that I put together. Suddenly, I couldn’t give two shits about the stats.
We write to trigger something. Often that’s simply an encouragement to consider an argument. Sometimes it’s to distract. Or maybe it’s to get you to laugh. When it hits the mark with even a single person, there’s nothing quite comparable, certainly, doesn’t even graze something far less relevant as general stats. Quite genuinely, I don’t write for numbers, they are what I consider an add-on. I’m the more qualitative kind, as I’m sure you can imagine.
Shoutout to all my regular readers; I appreciate you. You always give me the time of day and ironically I’m not too sure how I can relay just how much your continuous engagement means to me. Thank you.