You know that podcast thing - Sharp Pointy Objects?
I am floored by its reception.
When Acr0nym and I set out to do this thing, I truly didn't think we'd have more than a dozen or so people tune in or care. At least, not with the first episode...not until we'd established ourselves, got some practice under our belts, honed our collective voice, and just generally figured out what was what in a podcast world.
So...when we got 95 hits to the podcast on the very first day it was posted?
Excuse me. I have to go scoop my dropped jaw off the ground.
For those bloggers out there - the ones who watch and care about their statistics - I suspect you can appreciate why I'm flabbergasted and very very pleased. We've had 140 unique visitors and over 400 page views...in 4 days. For a brand new podcast, a brand new blog? That feels overwhelmingly huge.
Not only that but I'm more than appreciative of the reception we've received on Facebook. 45 "likes" and counting...in 4 days. Again, it's a modest number but for someone who is terrified of creating a Facebook fan page for this blog for fear of crickets chirping, 45 exceeds my wildest expectations - especially for the first episode.
Those are just numbers though.
What has meant the most to me have been the comments and the personal e-mails from people I know and from people I've never heard of contacting me, thanking me, telling me they felt as though they were a part of the conversation and wanted to jump in when they had something to say.
What's meant the most is having those same people ask me for more.
And more they shall have.
The Divatologist e-mailed me this morning and asked "How do you get so lucky to know all these interesting, erudite, and dynamic people?" My response: "I somehow developed quite a discerning taste for unique, lively, interesting people and began collecting them early and often. It helps that I bribe them with baked goods."
You know I collect only the finest, right? I've got confirmations to record enough episodes to post bi-weekly podcasts over the next 6 months. That's barely scratching the surface of the people I know and love. You all aren't likely to get rid of Sharp Pointy Objects anytime soon.
In fact, we're set to record this upcoming Sunday with my very special friend and guest, "Dr." Finger, who has a story to tell...a magnificent story, a compelling story. A story of triumph, a story of fear, a story of success...and failure, of love, and the kindness of strangers.
Hey! Don't we all have a story to tell? You bet you do. I do too. Even if you don't think you do, give me 5 minutes and I'll find it.
Won't you be my neighbor? Won't you let me record you being my neighbor? Come on. You know you want to!