Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ten Million

Earlier today, this blog passed a pretty substantial milestone in that it surpassed ten million page views.  When I started this thing up, I had no idea it would be as popular as it's turned out to be.  I actually started writing captions simply as a writing experiment - I wanted to learn to write with more brevity, so I figured that limiting myself to what I could fit onto a caption would serve to enhance that particular skill.  In that respect, I think it's been a rousing success.

As a Photoshop artist, though, is where I've made the biggest strides.  When I started, I would spend hours on a single picture to achieve a result that was, at best, bad.  At worst, it was laughably bad.  But I kept at it, and over the past couple of years, I've become proficient enough that I'm actually more proud of my Photoshop work than I am of my writing.  At times, it borders on photorealism, which was my goal all along. 

But the thing that I'm most proud of is that this site is more than simple masturbation fodder.  Sure, it IS that, but it's more.  The comments I've gotten, the emails you all have sent me...they tell me that some of my captions and stories have reached you on an emotional level.  That's no small feat when you're dealing in glorified porn.  So for that, I think you all.  You've given me the motivation to put my thoughts, feelings, and emotions into these silly, little captions.  And the results are something I feel I can be proud of.

So thank you.  Hopefully, the next ten million views will accumulate even more quickly.