December 17, 2004

Just feeling good about myself

When Mblog pulled the "dump their clients" fiasco several months ago, I was devastated. I'm STILL really ticked off about not being able to recover my archives from the original site.

I had reached the point where I was starting to build up a readership, and I was really in the swing of blogging; then, in one fell swoop, it was all gone. At 5 PM, I was a blogger, by 12 PM, it was all gone.

Pixi Misa came to the rescue and gave me a new home, for which I'll be forever greatfull. It was disheartening though, to start from nothing again...I was afraid that I would never match where I had been.

That fear made it difficult to keep up my interest in trying to do the work to try to make a blog people would want to read and link to. I apologize to all of you who proved me wrong in having that attitude.

Blogging shouldn't be about the numbers, it should be about expressing yourself. Nevertheless, the numbers do kind of give you a validation in that it shows that, just maybe, people might be interested in what you have to say.

I opened my new digs on December 5, 2004, and now, in a short 12 days, I checked my numbers at Truth laid Bear and in viewing the graph of the progress of the new blog was gratified to find that I had gone from 0 to 70 unique links, and went from over 17,000 in the ranks to 2,148, and I was consistantly one level higher in the ecosphere than I had been.

It wasn't anything I did, I know my posts haven't been up to the level of the old house in general. It was all of YOU. You who took the trouble to find me again, and continuing to read me, and relink to me, despite the drop in quality.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I promise that I will endeavor to re-attain my old level of mediocre writing to repay the great favor you have shown me, and to continue to try and improve as best I can.

If you ever have any constructive criticism, suggestions, or just want to tell me what a lousy blogger I really am, please feel free to put them in the comments, or e-mail me. I may not always answer, but I'll always consider any input.

Again, THANK YOU for coming to visit me, please come back soon and often.

Posted by Delftsman3 at December 17, 2004 04:41 PM

70 links ain't too shabby! (Of course putting naked girls on your site should be regarded as cheating!)

Posted by: Karlo at December 17, 2004 05:58 PM

Congratulations on that fine 12-day climb. Glad to see you back doin' it to it.

Posted by: weaselteeth at December 19, 2004 07:54 AM

Posted by: mark at September 13, 2005 12:39 PM
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