When I started Little Merry Sunshine 2 1/2 years ago, I didn't have any grand expectations for it. I thought maybe a friend or two would read it, along with my mom. Mostly, I expected that I would be writing for me and my words would just float around cyberspace with no one reading them. To this day, I'm still surprised to see that people read and care about what I have to say.
I was looking at my visitor count this morning and while Little Merry Sunshine doesn't get the web hits of say CNN or Facebook or Oprah, I have to say that I think it has a respectable following. And we're about to reach a milestone.
As of just this moment, 29,376 people have visited Little Merry Sunshine since I began tracking, which was pretty close to Day 1. We have readers from right here in my own backyard of Arlington Heights to the busy folks down in Springfield trying to straighten out Illinois' problems to Wasilla, Alaska to India to Germany to Brazil. LMS is the Big Tent every political party claims to have as our readership spans the from the ultra-liberal to the neo-conservative end of the spectrum and I welcome everyone.
Can we get to 30,000 by the end of next week?
If you read Little Merry Sunshine via email, Google Reader, or on Facebook, but don't regularly visit, would you just pop on over in the next few days and say hi? I'm curious to know what your favorite posts or topics are.
We'll have a little party when we hit 30,000 visitors. I'm in the mood for a celebration, so let's make this happen soon!
And thank you for reading Little Merry Sunshine!