As some of you kindly looked out for and highlighted yesterday evening (by GMT) I broke through the one million hits in under a year for this blog. Naturally somebody of my talent deserves to be recognised in that way and I am pleased to report that as I checked and saw that number had been breached, the cork on the chilling bottle of Deutz champagne was popped and I drank a toast. Of course those of my inner circle friends that I was with last night understood the toast to be to the expected success of my football team as the new season gets under way today and to the success of Team GB at the Olympics as they surge to third in the medal table (although I do not see Team US being displaced from first place). The toast however was to my success and also to you my readers. Much like the relationship on which I write, we both need one another in order for it to work (even though my kind do not like to admit that fact openly) . If I didn’t write it, you couldn’t read it. If you didn’t read it, there would be little point to me writing it. Accordingly, since I am such a thoroughly decent fellow (at least in this arena) I wanted to thank you all for reading, for sharing your experiences and stories, for articulating your feelings and views, for challenging me, for asking interesting and varied questions, for adding to my understanding of you all, for making me laugh and for being an interesting, articulate and thoughtful group of readers. This work is important in a number of ways. It should reach more eyes and I know through my writing, your contributions and sharing that this will happen. There is still much, much more to come, more to share and more revelations about my kind and me. We still have much to do together.
So, thank you and here’s to the next million hits.