Since being Freshly Pressed on Tuesday, I have become extremely intimidated by my own blog, almost entirely because I now have over 200 more followers than I had three days ago. It took me eight months to build up my first 100 followers – eight months in which I won people over slowly by posting stories about the children I teach or how aggravating I think Los Angeles is. This week, my audience has more than doubled and I feel like I haven’t really earned it, as the post that brought you all here centered on health and wellness, which isn’t necessarily a big focus of my daily posts. In addition, I am only occasionally inspirational. Most of time, I make fun of things.
After taking a few days to revel in (and be terrified by) my recent popularity, I’ve decided to just get back to business as usual. When I’m feeling pretty maudlin and weird, I’ll still wax poetic about death. When a five-year-old asks me something like, “What’s your favorite Dashboard Confessional album?”, I’ll tell you about it. And when a Facebook friend enrages me, I’ll write a post about it and hope I don’t enrage all of you (I’m going to test this out with my next post, which explores, yet again, how upsetting I find casually racist Facebook infographics).
Tomorrow, it’s back to the regularly scheduled programming! I hope you all stick around!