600,000 Views…Wow!

Clipart Illustration of a Bunch Of Floating Party Balloons WithWe just had a historic blog moment at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers.

I checked my WordPress dashboard and saw that my counter was at 600,010!  That’s an incredible number of views for a blog that’s just over two years old.  Wow!

I am helping my friend Dave get his blog started, and I keep reassuring him that nothing made sense to me at first, I had no idea what I was doing, and I never thought anyone was going to read my ramblings.

Well, you have proven me wrong, Modern Philosophers, and for that, I am extremely grateful.  As I’ve mentioned, I started this blog on November 1, 2012 to give me a distraction to help deal with a traumatic event in my life.

I wasn’t sure if writing silly stories was going to help me forget my broken heart, but I gave it a shot because I needed to try something.

I had no idea I was going to make so many amazing friends, and discover that so many crazy tales were packed away in my head, just waiting for an outlet.

600000Thank you for reading this blog, for sharing my stories, for giving me advice on how to make it better, and for coming back day after day for more “Deep Thoughts From The Shallow End Of The Pool” as it says on the masthead.

When I started this blog, I wasn’t very confident in my comedy writing skills.  Now I’m a writer for The Nite Show With Danny Cashman, and I just completed a new screenplay that’s a Romantic Comedy.

This blog has certainly helped this Modern Philosopher find his comedic voice, and it’s been a blast tickling your funny bones and jump starting your brains.

Let’s get that counter to 1,000,000 views.  I promise to keep writing posts if you keep reading them, Modern Philosophers.  Do we have a deal?

Thanks for the early Christmas gift.  Happy Holidays!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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64 Responses to 600,000 Views…Wow!

  1. Outstanding, Austin! Well done and well deserved!

  2. Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
    Congratulations! That is incredible!

  3. Joseph Nebus says:


    Now can you do 600,022?

    (Oh, hey, look at that. You can!)

  4. sourgirlohio says:

    Go, you. And even more so on finishing a screenplay! I can’t wait to see the finished product:)

  5. D. Parker says:

    Congrats Austin!!! I can’t even begin to imagine that amount of views. Well deserved. You keep writing, we’ll keep reading. A Winter Solstice and early Christmas gift!!! 🙂

  6. Heartafire says:

    wow, I must visit and have a look-see!

  7. markbialczak says:

    Congratulations. You are doing many things right, my friend. It’s a pleasure to be one among your many readers. Up you go.

  8. Cha Annie says:

    Woohoo! A big congratulations to you ❤️

  9. Well done, congratulations! I can’t even imagine a 4 figure view … a 6 figure view, that’s wonderful. You must be super chuffed! I’ve only had my blog for about a month and i’m a few 100s from a thousand view; so 600,000 views is quite beyond my imagination at the moment.

    It’s wonderful that something really good has come out of something not so good. Adversity can definitely be the making of us. Pleased for you that you’re turned things round for yourself.

    Onwards and upwards … to even better things in the new year! #SundayBlogShare

  10. JED says:

    We have a deal. You write, we read. Sounds about as good as it gets. Congrats Austin.

  11. Jake Devlin says:

    Bravo, Austin, on both the 600K and the screenplay. (The latter is not a romantic comedy between Sharpton and Un, I hope. SCR.)

  12. Jake Devlin says:

    Oops; “than” not “that” – my usual typo.

  13. claidig says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  14. ksbeth says:

    woo- hoo, austin! nic dot be one of the minions )

  15. marilynmunrow says:

    Reblogged this on Marilyn Munrow and commented:
    Wow what an achievement, congratulations. You are amazing. Love your blog.

  16. tric says:

    Well done Austin. A wonderful achievement but well deserved, you are a very hard working blogger. I don’t comment regularly, but I do read almost daily. Delighted for you.

  17. amommasview says:

    That is amazing indeed! Well done and keep it up!

  18. April says:

    woohoo! Congratulations and very well deserved 🙂

  19. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Congratulations, well done and all that kind of thing! Looking forward to being part of of the audience that brings you to 1,000,000. 🙂

  20. dbp49 says:

    Well congratulations, but since I missed the first 600,000, I’d like to see another 600,000 before I’m really convinced. You know how us West Coasters are. But, congratulations anyways.

    • Austin says:

      Thanks, Susie. I appreciate all your help and support! Maybe one day, I’ll make a name for myself and you’ll know how to spell it correctly… 😛

  21. Louise says:

    hey buddy from Down Under A BIG CONGRATULATIONS.. I got excited when I hit 30 followers. and 12,000+ hits on some of my other stuff. SO happy for you. Ass for screenplay please do not put Jennifer Aniston, J Lo, Mariah Carey, or any of those others that keep popping up Please give me some one new to WATCH… and NO ADAM SANDLER / OWEN WILSON PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE..

  22. David Forbes Brown says:

    Congrats Austin! Your prolific writing hath delivered due reward!

  23. E.L. Wicker says:

    Congratulations!! That’s brilliant 🙂

  24. nikibayard says:

    Reblogged this on Niki Bayard and commented:
    Happy Birthday 🙂 You are INSPIRATIONAL

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