Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gimme Five - A Bloggyversary

Trusty Plinko Stick turns 5 today. Huh.

I don't really know what my expectations were when I started this blog. I don't even know if I had any beyond just giving myself a forum to share some thoughts about comic book nonsense and force myself to write on a semi-regular basis. If I picked up any readers, that'd be gravy.

I've never attracted a particularly huge readership, and except for a couple of When Fangirls Attack links and a blind link from Rich Johnston this one time, the numbers on my best days don't even match what a few other comics bloggers out there complain are their worst. I'm generally okay with that. I mean, yeah, being seen by more people is always nice, as are the sorts of opportunities that could maybe lead to (though it's not like I've actively pursued any additional opportunities, either), but then I'll read Sims' or Church's comments and think that maybe obscurity isn't all that bad.

I do appreciate those of you that do stop by, though, even on the most occasional basis. It's reassuring to know that I'm not completely typing away into nothingness. And this has led to a number of great conversations with people I now consider, if not actual friends, then genial internet acquaintance pals, the sort of people who might say "Wait, who...? Oh, yeah, right, you're that guy." were I to meet them in real life. And yeah, that's pretty nice. I'll take it.

So even five years in, I still don't know if I have any grand plan for this, no idea of what I'm trying to achieve beyond just writing. Nor do I know how long I plan to continue. I'll keep it going for the foreseeable future, though. I definitely owe that to someone, even if that someone is just myself. But if you happen to be along for the ride, I sincerely thank you.
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