Debutopia has been up and going for just over four months now. She's had 12,806 pageviews and now has 102 pages to view. Those are the numbers. I'm a firm believer, though, that numbers never completely tell the story.
For each one of those pageviews, there is an untold, behind-the-scenes story that represents the interaction between each reader and each published blog post. Sometimes, through your comments and social feedback, I'm privy to some of the stories. More often, however, I'm not. Now it's your turn. I want your feedback.
Please take the time to post a comment to this blog post today -- right now! I'm especially interested in hearing constructive feedback in three general areas:
1. Content (comments about the quality and focus of Debutopia posts themselves)
2. Community (comments about what it means to be part of the Debutopia tribe)
3. Technical (comments about the layout and functionality of the Debutopia blog)
My old high school classmate Bill Floeter, just this past week, found a typo on one of my blog posts that completely changed the meaning of what I was trying to express. He took the time to kindly and gently point it out to me and, because of this, I was able to instantly improve the quality of my blog. If Bill had said "Deb, you ignorant slut, stop making mistakes," I still would have fixed the mistake and felt grateful that he had pointed it out. That's just how big my shoulders really are. Don't get any ideas, Bill.
Commenting anonymously is just fine, especially if your comment contains the word "slut." I can't promise that I'll react to each and every one of your comments, especially if there is reader discord or if my technological skills inhibit me from making the necessary changes, but I value you and your input. Without readers, I wouldn't be writing. And that's a fact.
For a blog entry about Debutopia's 100th post: "A Hundred High Fives."
For an entry about Debutopia's 10,000th pageview: "10,000 Clicks; 10,000 Hours."