I got up at 4:30 this morning, and the first thing I did was check my email. Whenever anyone makes a comment on my blog, I get an email telling me so. Wow. RI made two comments last night. Another wow.
I always think almost nobody reads my blog. My friend Sherrie always said other people were reading it, but I never believed her. I know my kids don't. At least I'm 99% certain of that. I've asked on occasion and they've said they were "too busy," and I don't think that's changed. They know all the stories anyway, and it keeps them from complaining that I'm telling these stories. Besides, if nobody reads them, at least regularly, the kids wouldn't care that sometimes embarrassing stories are out there, right?
Then lately, I've been getting a few comments from vastly different people — a niece in Virginia, friends in California and Utah, an author I recently met — it makes me wonder. Some people have counters on their web sites that tell how many people actually come on their site. I don't. I know how to type, not add stuff to web sites.
Anyway, do I really want to know how many people read this stuff?