Wednesday, February 9, 2011

104 and a Crusade

I wanted to address both of these topics a couple of days ago, but I’ve been both sick and busy.  For those of you who read this blog regularly, the busy part will come as no surprise, and since I was outside working on the ambulance during the worst of Snowageddon or Snowpocalypse, the sick part should be expected as well.  Anyway, on to the fun stuff.

This past Sunday I got my one hundredth follower.  As of right now (Wednesday morning) I’m at one hundred four.  Don’t ask me how that happened.  I’m still amazed that anyone would want to read my little ramblings.  When I started this blog four months ago and I stared holes into my single follower, me, I wondered what the magic formula was to generate the kind of readership I saw elsewhere, what potion or spell I could use to conjure a triple-digit following.  I still don’t know.  Maybe it’s because I don’t know, or at least because I haven’t worried about it.  This blog is a much for me as for anyone else, and the fact that even one person would want share in my personal musings can counteract even a thousand impersonal form rejections.  Thank you all for taking this ride with me.  It means a lot.

Now onto the Crusade.  Rachael Harrie at Rachael Writes is hosting her Second Annual Platform Building Crusade, which is in full swing now until April 30th.  The idea is to have a list of like-minded blogs that we can link to, make connections, and build our platforms.  It’s a great idea, really.  Click on the link above for what to do (not much, really) and then sign up.  Really, why wouldn’t you?


  1. You're welcome for taking the ride. Thanks for your blog and congrats on hitting 104.

  2. Hi. Nice to meet you from the crusade.

    I don't envy you working through all of these storms.

    Congratulations on having 104 followers. I'm about to be #105.

  3. Hello fellow crusader. My dream is the same as yours: to see my name on a book. Good luck!

  4. Aww, sorry you're sick. Everyone in my house (except me) is, too. Double crappy when you're trapped in the house due to cold...

  5. Congratulations on 100+ (clapping!) fellow crusader. Feel better soon.

  6. Hey Dan, welcome on board the Crusade :) Congratulations on 100 followers, it's so cool to reach that number, isn't it!



  7. Hello Dan, stopping by to say hello to a crusader

  8. come to say Hi it seems we are in the same group so look foward to seeing you more often
    keep smiling

  9. Hey Dan,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm Crusading, too, and after looking over some of your posts, I see we have a little in common, like NaNo and the ABNA (Good luck in that contest, by the way. This is my 4th year entering)