This month sees the first anniversary of the creation of This Little Thing Called Life. Those eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that there are several posts dating from a few years back, but they were in fact published within the last year and I simply backdated them to when they were originally spawned. I’m pedantic like that.
What started out as Stewie On Life with a few random travel, dating and email hacker articles has evolved to what you see now; a site that is officially ranked 4,276,610th in the world by Alexa.com. I’m nearly lost for words. Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected to break into the top 5 million websites out of, probably, 2 trillion websites currently in cyberspace.
And to all the Canadians out there, I salute you! You’ve helped to make this site 102,809th most popular site in your country. And for that, I can finally forgive your country for giving birth to Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion and Bryan Adams – his song ‘Everything I do, I do it for Stew’ stayed at number 1 in the UK singles chart for SEVENTEEN WEEKS DAMN IT! As a teenager, this was in a time before I could distract myself with online
porn news or happy slapping. They hadn’t been invented yet. We had to listen to that annoying love song, again and again and again… But that’s all forgotten now, the mental scar has healed as if touched by the hand of David Icke. I love Canadians and I intend to tour Canadia one day, once William and Kate stop hogging the limelight.
Unbelievably I have managed to published 85 posts. That’s an average of 7 per month with over 200 comments, which are all gratefully received. After a poorly publicised first 4 months, resulting in a trickle on hits, I learned more about what the hell I was playing at, and subsequent months meant that the hits have grown to more than 10,000; quite respectable for a blog that is never going to float everyone’s metaphorical boat. In fact, I take great pride in the fact that complete strangers do seem to appreciate my sense of humour and observations on life. I’ve never even had a negative comment. Maybe those double ‘ard bastard vibes that I’ve been perfecting at the ‘cockney for beginners’ classes do actually work.
So what does the future hold for This Little Thing Called Life? Well, undoubtedly there will be some more dating disasters to write about. Why are they always so popular? You love reading about my misfortune, don’t ya? Twisted fuckers. There will definitely be some more attacks on unsuspecting spammers. They deserve it and I feel that it’s my public duty to fight spam with more spam. Plus, it cracks me up! There may also be some surprises. So, for this first year, I thank you one and all for looking at my posts with your eyes. They are beautiful eyes. Has anyone ever told you that?