Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thanks a Million!!

I Must Be Off! surpassed the one-million hits mark today. There was a fireworks display in Munich to celebrate this auspicious day. Did you see it? Some aliens told me they could see it from, well, space and that the Roman candles were the prettiest but the Bengal fire was impressive too. They didn't see, nor were they invited to, the garden party. Aliens would have frightened people here in Munich, where UFOs are roundly considered to be an American construction, much like a loving God and Keanu Reeves' acting ability.

Milestones are gracious: they provide an opportunity to thank the people who get it, so I'd like to thank you. Yes you: the person reading this post right now. Kiss your shoulder for me. Go on. Kiss your shoulder. That's right. Then say Thank you, _______ (insert name).

I've had so much fun writing this blog. In the first two years, it muddled along with a few thousand hits a month. Today I Must Be Off! got over 8000 hits. I'm not bragging; I'm just saying that when you put a lot of content out there, people are bound to stumble upon it. And that reminds me: Thank you to the folks who follow me on Stumbleupon. You bring the most readers to I Must Be Off! I'm sure you know this. You rock. I'll follow you wherever you stumble.

So here's to lots more laughs, lots more locations, lots more learning about life. Thank you for reading. And thank you for reading my fiction, my non-fiction and my book reviews.

I must be off,


Christopher Allen is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire), an episodic adult cartoon about a man struggling with expectations. Allen's award-winning fiction and non-fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Indiana Review, Quiddity, SmokeLong Quarterly's Best of the First Ten Years anthology, Prime Number Magazine, The Best of Every Day Ficton, PANK, Word Riot, Bootsnall Travel and Chicken Soup for the Soul. A finalist at Glimmer Train in 2011, Allen has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize twice.