Recently I read a post by a relative xanga newbie asking what makes a person a xangalebrity (you can read the post here). I rather enjoyed reading that entry and weaving through the newbie’s web of xanga confusion. It took me back to that time when I was just as confused by many of the things that go on around here.I have been on xanga for over five and a half years now. I have taken breaks, I have tried other platforms, I have had my own website, but in the end I wound up right back here.
For much of the time that I was on here I had a very small readership. I was frustrated at times with this because I felt like certain entries were the best shit EVER and I was only getting like 5 comments. I reposted one of these entries after I achieved “xangalebrity” status and it got featured. I remember this frustration very well. It’s similar to the frustration that I now feel with my standup comedy sometimes. As frustrated as I was by this, I kept on at it. I had a my two or three loyal readers and I was content with occasionally being their morning laugh (Love you C).
Then last year I decided to get serious on here. I started writing with alot more regularity and promoting my blog a little bit more. I got featured a few times and things progressed from there. The first time I got featured was really cool. I was pretty shocked actually. It was not the type of entry that I ever thought would get featured (then again, those are usually the ones that get featured).
Since last year my readership has grown immensely. I have been featured a bunch of times on multiple sites, and I am used to being on top blogs (which I used to think was impossible to crack).
Don’t worry. The point of all this was not to brag. The point of it was to say that I am now spoiled. I have grown so accustomed to these things that I hardly ever take the time to appreciate them. I did a post yesterday that got over 200 views and 50 comments. Yet all I kept thinking was “geez, no reccomends!” Two years ago I would have had a mild heart attack if a post received 50 comments.
I also find that I take some of the things you guys say to me for granted. I remember a comment I got last year that I thought was the coolest thing anyone had ever said to me on here:
Haha. I *almost* didn’t read this entry after getting a dose of somekoreanchick’s crap–but this totally made my day, month, year. Maybe I won’t give up Xanga after all. =) – lil_squirrel4ever
I made it a point to let her know how much that meant to me. Alot of you guys have said nice things like this to me since then and I haven’t really made much of it. I just want you to know that it does mean alot to me.
I haven’t said thank you to you guys in a while. I think I’ll end by doing just that.
And lastly thank you to Kal for always being there.