THANK YOU! I donâ€™t know what else to say. Thereâ€™s nothing special about hitting 20,000 blog page views except that itâ€™s a big round number.
The blog is a hobby and will be four years old next month. Itâ€™s just a way for me to practice writing, learn better use of the web in blog and email situations, and connect and express myself without being a slave to Facebook, Twitter and the others. I’ve written about social media’s hacking and censoring issuesÂ here,Â hereÂ andÂ here.
(On this special occasion, so you know what Iâ€™m referring to, Iâ€™m going to break what Iâ€™ve learned about â€œemail situationsâ€ and give subscribers the entire post here in email form.)
FYI, here are the answers to four questions you may have:
- No, I havenâ€™t made a cent off the blog. Instead, it costs me to have the domain without WordPressâ€™ name in there, so itâ€™s easier for everyone to remember. If you know me, then you know itâ€™s not about the money. Maybe thatâ€™ll come someday.
- Iâ€™ve never refused to publish anyoneâ€™s comments on the blog. (WordPress does look for possible spammers, and I donâ€™t see whatâ€™s there. If you post and donâ€™t see it approved and online within a reasonable amount of time, then write to me on the Contact CohenConnect page.) In fact, I suggest you comment on the bottom of the blog site, rather than on Facebook, Twitter and the others.
- One reason I suggest that is itâ€™s also a chance for you to respond as you wish, with fewer people seeing how you really feel. I can be honest and outspoken, and encourage you to be the same on issues you find important.
- Another is because Iâ€™m always *updating* blogs in the comments section. Iâ€™d guess the average post has a dozen updates underneath! (Go check!) If thereâ€™s something youâ€™re interested in (say, net-neutrality), then comment. I always try to follow-up, which is something the mainstream media should do more often, rather than mainly trying to be first with a breaking story. Just this morning I posted this update with a link to The Hill that anyone who commented on Oct. 2 wouldâ€™ve been made aware of:
â€œA HALF-MILLION MORE REASONS TO OVERTURN THIS! FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is acknowledging itâ€™s a â€˜factâ€™ that a half-million comments were submitted from Russian email addresses during the public comment period, ahead of the FCCâ€™s net neutrality repeal last year.â€The one thing I really ask is that you subscribe, so you’ll get an email whenever I post. You know it’s not often and youâ€™ll never have to think about missing anything.
Hereâ€™s to lessons learned and better work over the next 20,000!
P.S. Itâ€™ll also be good to hear if there are any topics youâ€™d like me to write about!