Why am I drinking Bourbon at 9 a.m., you ask? Well, let me tell you. I was sitting on the couch, fiddling with the new smart phone, familiarizing myself with the app for my website. As I watched, the counter for individual visitors rolled over from 9,999 to 10,000.
Ten THOUSAND people have clicked a button and viewed my little website in the six months since I created it. Now I know that in this digital age, there are celebs with 8 million likes on their FB pages, and some of our online visitors are actually bots. But TEN THOUSAND views? That's more people than lived in the whole town that I grew up in! That is just an unreal, humbling number to me. If ten thousand people walked through the door, into my shop, I'd need a new damn door.
I'm just a small fish, started from zero, and I'm slowly working my way up. Built the website myself, having to learn EVERYTHING as I went, (and let me tell you, it wasn't a basket of peaches to do) so this is a pretty flippin' cool moment, Spring is looking pretty good right now. And I'm extremely grateful to all of my friends and clients, (most of whom are now also friends, for which I am also extremely grateful) that have supported me and helped to spread the word. It really means the world to me, and I thank you all from the bottom of my grinchy little heart! I've met some truly wonderful people through my little business, and it looks like I'll be meeting some more.
Thanks everyone :)