Nope, I haven’t been posting much lately. But that hasn’t stopped the rash of recent accolades flooding my in-box…
This is the most awesome blog I’ve ever seen. Life-changing.
This is the best thing I have ever found through “Googling”!!!
— Jackie K
Look how many people you’ve made happy
Are they thanking me for my mojito recipe? Enthralled at my wit and wisdom?
See, just under two years ago, I tossed off this silly little post about not being able to burp.
Ninety three comments later – thanks to my fifth place position in a Google search on ‘cannot burp’ – I have people who treat my blog as the equivalent of an oasis in a burning desert. They eagerly share paragraphs upon paragraphs of symptoms. They trade suggestions, offer support, and even threaten to wave printouts in front of their doctors as proof that the non-burpers are too a force to be reckoned with.
At first, it amused me. Then it started to freak me out a bit. I threatened to shut the comments down, in fact. But now, since they’ve started that oh-so-nice flattery, well – I’m content to let it be.
Besides – between the non-burpers and the rain-or-shine mojito drinkers, I manage to generate enough traffic to keep a nice little advertising cashflow coming in. Even when there’s no new content to read.
It almost makes my continued inability to burp slightly less annoying….!