I have bragged for a long time that my followers were “well into the triple digits.” That was technically true as most of my followers weighed over 100 lbs. However, today I officially have triple digit followers as I have surpassed the 100 mark of actual followers. By the way, do you think there is any correlation between not blogging yesterday and gaining followers? Regardless, no time for introspection when it is time to celebrate. How about a congratulatory handshake?
Ew, that’s not what I had in mind.
Perhaps a different type of handshake?
Ugh, even worse. Let’s skip the handshake and talk about how we got to 100 and where we go from here.
People ask me if I really thought I would still be blogging 2 years after I started. No, I did not. I really had high hopes that the meds would stop the voices and visions. But enough about them and the evil, yet interesting things they tell me to do. Let’s talk more about me. Maybe to learn more about me, you might like to read a previously unpublished interview I gave to Ivory Magazine, a short-lived spin-off publication from Ebony Magazine.
Q: What does your family think about your blogging?
A: They don’t. They just continue to hope that the mix of meds they slip into my daily Metamucil eventually gets me to stop.
Q: Have you ever tried visiting a mental health professional?
A: If you are talking about the 1994 restraining order issued to keep me away from psychotherapist Dr. Roberta Flagler, yes I did visit, many times, but was never caught.
Q: What are your plans for the future of this blog?
A: More incoherent ramblings, wry (editor’s note: unfunny) cartoons, and angry screeds.
Q: Despite an underwhelming lack of support for your Mite Be Funny and Flies On Washington Walls cartoons, why do you plan to continue cartooning?
A: I feel my cartooning rivals Matt Groening’s body of work.
Q: How can you possibly compare your static, occasionally mildly amusing, single pane cartoons with text bubbles to the work of the creator of The Simpsons?
A: Next question.
Q: Do you ever wish you had more “likes” and followers?
A: Yes, in the same way I wish I had more toes and a prehensile tail.
Q: Would you like to explain that?
At that point, the interview began to deteriorate, so I cut it short.
In conclusion, I am thankful and grateful for all 100+ of you for following this tire fire of a blog, and just remember, I always welcome and encourage your “pity likes.”