It only took five years and ten months.
But then it happened.
Shortly after I woke up this morning (OK, 10 seconds) I checked my blog stats and at some point during the night, somebody, somewhere in the world made a questionable choice. He or she decided to follow my blog, and in so doing, became follower number 1,000 of Borden’s Blather. It may very likely have been a case of drunk following.
I’ve been keeping my eye on my followers number for a while, and to be honest, I thought it would be more exciting than it actually turned out to be.
I wasn’t sure what to expect; perhaps a bouquet of flowers or a bottle of champagne from WordPress? Seth Godin sending me a congratulatory tweet? Villanova canceling classes tomorrow?
Well, none of that happened, and I’m OK with that (at least I am after several hours).
And now my followers will be happy to know that I probably won’t be talking about my stats for quite a while. The next stat on my horizon is beating Cal Ripken’s consecutive streak of 2,632 games by having 2,633 straight days of blogging.
Right now I am at 2,132, which means that unless there is some freakish stat event, I plan to go 500 days without talking about my stats. I know many of you are silently thrilled to hear that.
In closing, let me thank everyone who has been so encouraging of my blogging over the past 70 months. It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you through your posts and comments, and I look forward to the next 70 months.
*image from Do the Bay