I don't know who you are.
That is, I don't know who all of you are! A lot of you are friends and acquaintances and coworkers and people my mom has bullied into reading this because she's my mom and that's what moms do. (I'm kidding, mom! I know you only give suggestions. :)
Some of you are here because you googled "size 11 shoes" or "james caviezel," and that's just funny. It makes me want to write about completely random things to see what kind of audience they could attract. Honeybees! Giant paper clips! Drain-cleaning solutions, Pinterest, getting mold out of curtains, and Lois Lowry! (I hope this works. Also, I don't know anything about getting mold out of curtains, but I do know that if one builds a shower over an existing window, one should remove that window's lace curtain before it turns into a black film of shower scum. Not that I experienced this in my current living situation.)
Friends, even you friends I haven't met yet, today I want to say thank you for reading this blog, for validating the fact that maybe words can mean something to more people than just the one writing them. (If you don't think that, I'm not offended. Just don't tell me. :)
Now I have a favor to ask. I'm always writing about myself, because it's the only thing I know well enough to write about. Today, I want to hear about you.
So, would you please leave a comment on this post? Yes, you! Let me (and all of us) know who you are! How did you end up here? Where are you from? What's your best story? It's fun to connect these dots, to see who is part of the story other than me (and Sarah, who has been getting mentioned a lot lately. Hi, Sarah!). And I'm curious (especially about you, Mr. or Ms. 33-Pageviews-in-Germany). After all, you are the reason I'm here: you the teachers, you the friends, you the supporters, you the encouragers, and yes, even you, the googlers.
Like a chain letter or Amish friendship bread, this is only fun if everyone participates.
Kidding! Actually, slightly kidding. Those who don't participate may find a bag of Amish friendship bread starter dough in their mailbox soon.
Ready? Comment away!