© Chuck Duboff
Yesterday morning our Blog hit and passed 5000 views. 5000 views of the Blog, chuckduboff.com, since January 30. I could never have imagined that so many people would take the time to read the ramblings of an old hippie and his friends. Technology today has made it possible for everyone to write, publish, connect in ways never dreamed of.
Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to read, comment, contribute. One of the things that truly amazes me when I look at the stats that are provided for the blog, are the countries around the world where people are stopping in to visit and read;
A partial list includes:
Canada, US, United Kingdom, Australia, France Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Philippines, Spain, Brazil, Kuwait, Norway, South Africa, Mexico, Israel, Finland, Columbia, Denmark, New Zealand, Tunisia, Ecuador, Serbia, Tunisia, Malaysia, Thailand, Greece, Pakistan, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Poland, Rwanda, Dominican Republic, China, Slovenia.
The number of views per day has steadily increased; initially, there were 15-20 views per day…during these past few weeks, the number of views has increased to 60-70 a day. That in itself has been incredible positive reinforcement and a seeming validation and interest in what is being written.
So many people have contributed writing to this blog; Mickey, Al, Cheyene, Bari, Derek, Bojan and Dianne…your contribution has been greatly appreciated. Kristin, thank you for the interview. Geoff: your writing, especially your poetry, has been fantastic. Thanks pal…and when tax season is done, it’ll be exciting to see a lot more of your writing.
I have gotten personal joy out of writing poetry, prose, doing movie and theatre reviews and, of course, writing about the Winnipeg Jets. The evolution of Saturday Morning Random Thoughts and Springsteen Sundays has been fun. It has been so very special to have a forum to discuss the Depression I live with, and to see the tremendous support and interest the blogs on Depression have generated.
There are so many blogs that I both enjoyed and am really proud of; these are but a few:
One of the great things that has evolved from this Blog is that Geoff and I are going to be publishing a book. It will be both a collection of our writings from this blog and some new writing from these two overly analytical minds. It has been a dream for both Geoff and I to actually publish a book…so, sometime in the next few months, be looking for some exciting news about a book of writing from the brothers from different mothers.
Geoff asked to contribute a few words to this thank you Blog. I know, had he not been in the midst of an overwhelming deadline of April 30th to complete his tax season, this would have been a much longer dissertation.
“5,000 views! Thanks to everyone who’s taken a look at Chuck’s eclectic blog! It’s very exciting that so many people read it regularly.Chuck – take a bow! You do amazing work – gathering, writing, editing and publishing. Well done my friend!!!”
Geoff: without you, there’s no way this blog would be the success it is. Not only your writing contributions, but your encouragement, support, critique, conversation…they have all helped to make this Blog something very special. I can’t wait for us to get started on putting the book together.
THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO READ, COMMENT AND CONTRIBUTE TO THIS BLOG. YOUR SUPPORT IS SO GREATLY APPRECIATED. IF ANY ONE WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE EITHER TOPICS FOR WRITING OR WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME WRITING FOR THE BLOG, JUST GET IN TOUCH WITH EITHER GEOFF OR MYSELF. THANK YOU.