Mile markers are interesting to see. I try not to obsess over my blogs stats but sometimes I do. For one, its something to look at while I am at work. This is very important. For two, it gives me a gauge of what interests people, what does not interest people and how well I am doing as a writer and entertainer.
In general, I have improved as a writer on many levels. I say entertainer because others are entertained beyond myself (or so I tell myself). None of that would stop me from writing anyway, both badly and typo-filled editor wanted prose and whatever random babble fell from my head even if no one read anything that I said. I have to write the words one way or another. Yet, I am writer enough, or egotistical enough, to enjoy the fact that others are enjoying what I produce.
Thank you for all of those visits. 200k is quite a number for the last year and a half of typing. I still have a few more things to say so I'll be plugging along for a bit.