Thursday, August 2, 2012

On this blog’s having attracted 100 followers

One hundred is just a number. It really means nothing. It is
(a) twice the number of states in the United States, (b) the square of the number 10, (c) the cube root of 1000, (d) one-sixth the number of members of the Light Brigade who rode into the Valley of Death, (e) the number of years in a century, and (f) one more than the alleged number of bottles of beer on the wall.

Still, it represents a significant milestone here, one over which
I have absolutely no control. Well, okay, maybe a little bit of control based on what I choose to write or decide not to write.

The number of people who follow this blog is subject to change at any moment. It can go up. It can go down. It can include people who stopped living and breathing some time ago. It can include living and breathing people who haven’t bothered to stop by in ages, having left for greener pastures.

So although I am happy to see that little number reach three digits, I don’t delude myself. I still have a long way to go to reach the stratospheric levels of that Pioneer Woman in Oklahoma or even an English blogger named Grumpy Old Ken who currently enjoys the attention of 1,113 devoted followers.

But I am grateful to each and every one of you.

I’m not the least bit jealous of those other bloggers.

What was the color of those pastures again? Oh, yes. Green.

12 comments:

Shooting Parrots said...

100 is a significant number, at least if you play cricket as accumulating century scores is a measure of your career success.

But then blogging just isn't cricket - congratulations anyway!

rhymeswithplague said...

Parrots, if we're going to use sports examples, I could have said 100 is the number of yards in a football field. An American football field, of course. I don't know about the rugby/soccer/futbol/whatever it's called this week field.

Putz said...

1oo is a number that is a significant number to reach in a game for a team playing NBA basket ball

Helsie said...

When I checked I wasn't there.... so now it's 101 !!

rhymeswithplague said...

Putz, I have been saying for years that they ought to give each side 100 points and let them play for two minutes. Now that would be basketball.

Helsie, it's like the icing on the cake. Bless you and all things Aussie!

Shooting Parrots said...

We're rather more relaxed about eh size of football pitches which can be between 70 and 80 yards wide and 110 and 120 yards long. The average in the English Premiership is 74 by 114 yards.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I have been blogging since June 2005 and I am not looking for "followers". If people wish to drop by and read my offerings then I am happy but I am not Jesus so I'd rather not have any disciples.

rhymeswithplague said...

Y. Pudding, just for the record I am not Jesus either. I wasn't looking for followers but did happen to notice that they were there. You take the high road and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland afore ye.

Putz said...

i beat you both to scotland and did youse guyxz see the latest sighting of nessie, an actual photo which erases all doubt that lock ness is really there, i am not sure of anything else except that i was there with bells on

Katherine said...

Congratulations on your polarity Robert. May you be at 1000 when you turn 100.

Katherine said...

Dur. Stupid predictive text. poPUlarity is what I meant of course.

rhymeswithplague said...

Putz, I flew over a very snowy Scotland in 1969 on my way to Stockholm. Does that count?

Katherine, I was beginning to wonder.