Double century…

09 Oct

476 days ago, two days after I started my new hobby, Diary of an Internet Nobody, I found that I had gained my very first follower.

I was extremely flattered of course.
I had only written a few rambling paragraphs by that point (the first post of which has since been accidentally deleted somehow) and all I knew about blogging had been learned online from a friend I had, at that point, still yet to meet in person.

But the passage of time has not made me blasé about the number of people who have chosen to continue reading my themeless musings, and each time I receive an email notification of a new follower I get the same buzz as I did the first time.

Now I have reached the extraordinary position of having 200 PEOPLE following the blog and I would like to say a heartfelt and sincere Yay for me!….. um, I mean a sincere and genuine thank you to each and every one of you.


There are too many to thank you all individually (200 in fact. Did I mention that?) but I would like to give a few honourable mentions:

To all my old friends from Sussex, some of whom were asked to give their opinions on early drafts of the blog – Simon, Suzanne, Dan, Ali, occasional contributer and Weird Weekender, Zippy and of course, Ho, whose artistic services were recently engaged to illustrate the odd post. Thank you all for your support.

I’ve also picked up a lot of followers via Facebook, including several of my American friends and I’d especially like to thank Rhonda for her dedicated campaign of sharing, giving me feedback on previews of posts and generally saying nice things.

And then there are the other bloggers.

Where do I start?

Well, Darmon Richter obviously.
If you haven’t checked out The Bohemian Blog yet, then go find it.
I was so impressed, I started blogging.
Cheers Darmon

Not forgetting…..Ron, Lanthie, Matt, Tony, Sud, Kris, RPD, NP, Big D, Starr, Adam, Helena, Scorp sting, Ian, and all the other wonderful people in the blogosphere who’ve given advice, support and encouragement.

And how could I not mention Elaine, who has had to put up with me hassling her to look at stuff on my phone, proofread posts for me and hang around while I take dozens of photos whenever we go out anywhere. Thank you dear, for your patience.

That’s all I wanted to say really, just that I’m grateful to everyone who has read, shared, commented on, or liked any of the 150 (make that 151) posts that I’ve committed to the ether over the last year and a quarter.

Now, if you could all get one of your friends to start reading…


Posted by on October 9, 2013 in aardvark, Blogging, social networking


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14 responses to “Double century…

  1. Ron

    October 10, 2013 at 00:26

    A HUGE congrats to you for your 200 followers, Dale! That’s awesome!

    Woot! Woot! Woot!

    It’s been a pleasure getting to know through our blogs and reading your posts.

    And I look forward to many more years, buddy!

    P.S. And thank you for the shout out.

    • dalecooper57

      October 10, 2013 at 05:39

      Thank you Ron, the feeling is mutual.

  2. Scorpion Sting

    October 10, 2013 at 03:41

    Congratulations on your follower milestone. You do a great job no matter what you think. I always enjoy what I read, each and every time!

    • dalecooper57

      October 10, 2013 at 05:39

      Cheers, that’s very nice of you to say so.

  3. Ho

    October 10, 2013 at 08:24

    Excellent news, many congratulations on the double century, here’s to many more rants and musings !

    • dalecooper57

      October 10, 2013 at 08:42

      Hey, get back to work! Staff aren’t allowed to comment except in their own time.

      Not that my popularity has gone to my head you understand. ;~}

  4. Darmon Richter

    October 10, 2013 at 17:00

    150 posts? That’s way more than I’ve ever written. Good work!

    • dalecooper57

      October 10, 2013 at 17:28

      I think you may have the journalistic edge, but I’m working on it.

      Thanks again for the encouragement.

  5. jerseylil

    October 13, 2013 at 07:33

    Congrats on 200 followers, Dale!

    • dalecooper57

      October 13, 2013 at 11:04

      I know! I’m stunned. Thanks

      • jerseylil

        October 13, 2013 at 19:14

        I’ve been following your blog for 10 months now, so I think I was one of your early followers. That you’ve only been blogging for a little over a year and have 200 followers is awesome!

      • dalecooper57

        October 13, 2013 at 19:24

        Thanks Lil. And thanks for all your support.

  6. Big D

    October 14, 2013 at 20:04

    Congratulations old chap.

    • dalecooper57

      October 14, 2013 at 20:13

      Cheers D. Now I’ve just got to work out how to sort the voting form for my next project, the Greatest hits package.


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