Not long ago, I discovered Feedburner (thanks Ana!). To my surprise, my blog’s total number of subscribers was higher than I knew.
Recently, I’ve noticed the numbers fluctuating a bit. This means that some folks have tried on my blog for size, and decided it didn’t fit.
If you are one of those people, this letter is addressed to you.
I would like to thank you for subscribing to Racy Romance Reviews. I hope you enjoyed your stay. I try my best to provide informative, thoughtful, and sometimes amusing content about romance novels. I’m glad you experienced some of it before moving on.
I know there are many other romance blogs out there, all trying to do the same thing I am. I don’t know how you found my blog, out of the hundreds of others, but I count myself privileged to have been a wave you surfed, if only for a brief while.
I wish you all the best in your online travels, and please know that my door is always open to your I.P. address.
Jessica of Racy Romance Reviews
PS. You might be interested to know that Racy Romance Reviews still has what I consider a perfect number of subscribers. There are so many benefits to being small, really. I get to know my commenters extremely well, and our discussions are very in-depth. Instead of those bigger blogs with a clockmaker web mistress who winds things up and lets them unfold without her intervention, I get to be very hands on. I’m very proud to say that most of my comment threads wouldn’t get past the third comment if I didn’t step in there and goose them. In fact, to really grow Racy Romance Reviews, I’d probably have to allow advertising. Sure, it starts with a little eHarlequin ad in the sidebar, and before you know it, I’m being flown to book signings on cruise ships and getting free e-readers for me and all my friends. I mean, who wants that?
PPS. I know my blog is not for everyone. I hate to sound even slightly immodest, modesty being one of my many excellent qualities, but my superior intelligence and vast amounts of knowledge do tend to dictate the kinds of posts you will find here at Racy Romance Reviews. Perhaps you weren’t aware of the level of education and insight that’s required to really get the most out of Racy Romance Reviews? I’m afraid my subscribers can’t just be casual lurkers. You see, I’m taking my readers on an amazing intellectual journey, and only the brightest and most dedicated will make it to the end. I am truly sorry you couldn’t travel with us, but I am sure you will find a web home that better suits your cognitive capacities, such as they are.
PPPS. Just curious: where have you been spending your time? Not that I miss you. Not at all. Did I mention that we here at Triple R are on an amazing intellectual journey? Yeah, and we’re loving it. Lov. Ing. It.
PPPPS. You know what? I hate you. Tell me who you are so I can unsubscribe from your blog. Bitch.
PPPPPS. [Gasp] Oh my God. Did I just type that? I am so sorry. I didn’t mean it. I take it all back. But please, do me one favor, before you leave forever:
Just tell me when I lost you. I know my posts are long winded to the point of asphyxiation (Holy hell this post is already 630 words. What is wrong with me?), that I am boring as all get out (wait — a cool blogger would write “boring as fuck”. She’d swear more. Dammit.) , and that my attempts at satire are Epic Fails, but I can change!!! Just tell me what it is you have found on those other blogs. What do they have that I don’t? I can post pictures of handsome well endowed metrosexuals in skimpy underwear! I can! I know –I can do more contests. My contests are crap. I realize that now: used books nobody wants. I’ll have better contests, new books, gift certificates, you name it!
And, uh, I can do memes! Uhhhh… Thursday Thirteen — 13 things I like — um — you! you! you! you! you! you! you! you! you! you! you! you! Baby, it’s youuuuuuuuuuu!
PPPPPPS. I wish you all the best in your online travels, and please know that my door is always open to your I.P. address.
Jessica of Racy Romance Reviews