At some point in the recent past, some form of mass misjudgement must have infected the population. Within the last week or so, this blog hit 100,000 views.
I am not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, it makes me feel shameful because I don't write here nearly often enough. As I've mentioned in the past, however, it is sometimes difficult to update this blog as I would like. I generally don't have the ability to access this blog during the day, so by the time I have the opportunity to get my thoughts down an entire news cycle and a half has already digested and analyzed whatever the day's topic has been. And then I just feel self-conscious for simply writing what the conventional wisdom has been established by that point. That is the bane of today's internet and social media--you can get information out remarkably quick, but then so can everyone else.
On the other hand, there's a lot on this blog I am proud of. (As an aside, this serves as a plug for my old blog, American Lament, which for some reason I insist on renewing every year even though I don't keep it up anymore. There's a ton of quality entertainment on that site, if you don't mind it being a little dated, and I recommend you check it out.) I feel sometimes the focus on this site is a little too scattered--I'd write about board games and candy more often if that had the same audience as me bitching about the government...or perhaps the other way around. Then again, it's my blog, and I can do whatever I want with it. [Insert snarky emoticon here.] My main goal is to keep people interested, and I hope I've done that.
Anyway, thank you, everyone, for letting this blog hit the hundred grand mark. The board game enthusiasts have visited this site often, so many thanks to them; I would be remiss if I did not mention my hardcore Latvian audience. I especially want to thank the Russian porn sites that make up about 80% of my traffic. Without you, I would be nothing.