BLOG: Triennial Talkings!

by Matt P.

I don’t do a lot of blog posts, but today warranted it for two reasons. First off, it’s Halloween, and if there is something Border should celebrate it is Halloween. Second because yesterday’s post represents one third of a year (four months) that Border has been live.

I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who reads Border. Right now there aren’t a lot of you, but I know there are people who have been reading it since the beginning, and you have my heartfelt thanks. This is a crazy dream, and I’m glad to have you with me for it.

Some stats:

Border has 38 ‘pages’ written, and two blog posts up to this one. These represent roughly 20,700 words and roughly 86 pages. I say roughly because I write this in a word processor called Scrivener and then copy and paste it, and my backup file includes a cover page and some additional spacing. Over 80 pages and over 20,700 words is amazing for you all to have read my crazy stuff.

Border receives between 100 and 150 page views every week. And that doesn’t seem like a lot, but I was expecting around…5. So that’s a huge boatload of people compared to my pessimistic expectations. I’m amazed at the people who do make the time to read this.

If you do, feel free to share it! There is a share button on every page that will let you put it out into the interwebs on your venue of a choice. There are also comments available on every page, and I’d love to hear from you. For those already commenting…hi Dad, hi Aunt Ann.

But very seriously, thank you all. I’m not doing this to put it out into the ether, I’m doing it to connect to people and hopefully tell them an interesting story. So here’s to another third of a year, and everyone enjoy Halloween. Here, have the Monster Mash: