We 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.
Thank 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!
Outstanding, Austin! Well done and well deserved!
I think it might just be Seamus drunk in another room, reading posts about himself over and over and over… 🙂
Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
Congratulations! That is incredible!
Now can you do 600,022?
(Oh, hey, look at that. You can!)
You’re being silly!
Go, you. And even more so on finishing a screenplay! I can’t wait to see the finished product:)
I hope you get to see the finished product, too. That would mean that life was very, very good. 🙂
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!!! 🙂
Thanks for all your support. You RT and like my posts all the time. Greatly appreciated!
I’m lucky to have found you, although I think technically you found me first before I think I even knew how to ‘find’ people on here.
Thanks for all your support Austin!!!
Merry Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2015!!! 🙂
wow, I must visit and have a look-see!
Yes, you must! 🙂
Congratulations. You are doing many things right, my friend. It’s a pleasure to be one among your many readers. Up you go.
Thanks for all your support, Mark! You always read my posts and have witty, supportive comments. I truly appreciate that.
I feel like I’m your friend, Austin. That means you’re really doing a great job here. 🙂
Awww…thank you, pal. 🙂
Woohoo! A big congratulations to you ❤️
Thank you. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Please feel free to hang out, look around, and make yourself at home. 🙂
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
Thanks. I’m sure you blog will be catching up to mine soon enough. Just keep writing!
We have a deal. You write, we read. Sounds about as good as it gets. Congrats Austin.
I can accept that deal. 🙂
Bravo, Austin, on both the 600K and the screenplay. (The latter is not a romantic comedy between Sharpton and Un, I hope. SCR.)
No, I scrapped the Sharpton romcom a few months ago. 🙂
Good; I hear he’s got a cyberattack unit all set up now. Better safe that risky.
Oops; “than” not “that” – my usual typo.
This blog is okay with typos. 🙂
Thanks. I see you’re following the blog now, so thanks for that as well. 🙂
But of course!
Thanks for reading and adding to the count. 🙂
woo- hoo, austin! nic dot be one of the minions )
Thanks for all your support, Beth. You’ve been here since almost the beginning! 🙂
Reblogged this on Marilyn Munrow and commented:
Wow what an achievement, congratulations. You are amazing. Love your blog.
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.
Thank you so much! It’s my long time supporters and followers who have made this possible! 🙂
That is amazing indeed! Well done and keep it up!
Thank you. I see you are following the blog now, so thanks for that as well.
Welcome. Look around. Make yourself at home. 🙂
Yes, I definitely want to read more 🙂
There’s plenty there, so enjoy. 🙂
I know 🙂 Will dive into it later today 🙂
woohoo! Congratulations and very well deserved 🙂
Thanks, April. I’m glad we found each other on the blogs and on Twitter. 🙂
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. 🙂
Maybe you could be the one millionth hit. 🙂
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.
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… 😛
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..
You got it.
Congrats Austin! Your prolific writing hath delivered due reward!
What’s my reward? Is it a new car???
Congratulations!! That’s brilliant 🙂
Thank you. Are you wearing your Elf ears?
Nope, just found some presents I forgot to wrap so I’m about to go on a hunt for the scissors 🙂
Reblogged this on Niki Bayard and commented:
Happy Birthday 🙂 You are INSPIRATIONAL