I reached 590 followers a few hours ago. And as is typical of me I was surprised. You know how sometimes you are headed for a straight course so the end result is quite discernible yet an still it catches you unaware all the same? That’s this moment.
I of course am always notified of a new follower but, I try not to count the number unless I’m adding a new post. My own personal database of how many was potentially reading the latest post and whether the number went up or down after. (It’s not as neurotic as it sounds). I don’t know what makes you guys keep coming back. The post I think will be read and liked the most often times isn’t and the post I think won’t be is. That’s fine. That’s the result of personal opinion and preference.
I’ve often had conversations about that. How critics can affect the outcome of an endeavor all due to their own personal opinion. What one likes another might not and what I think is the absolute bees knees another might think is junk. So how is that something that should affect the overall skill, interest, credibility of a thing? That’s why I value unique outlooks, style, colors, & designs. Being the same makes me one among many, hard to spot, to see, to appreciate. Being the odd duck walking in the opposite direction of the flow makes the rhythm I hear hard to discern.
Somehow over 500 of you have caught the wave the beat has taken and held on—on occasion—long enough to enjoy its descent. Thank you for caressing the rocks with me. And for holding on for another frenetic excursion.