On this day exactly one year ago Insanity begun, I had no clue what I was going to blog about when I first started this thing. I just knew I had frustrations that I needed to vent, the stresses of my life I deal with every day; constantly being the person that never gets what he wants or deserves, the last couple of years has turned me into quite the bitter individual; I now take shit from no one and I will stand my ground until the opposition wither and die.
I never really expected anyone to read the crap I produced but over time people have come and gone, some of you stuck around, but every one of those people have always supported me, kept me in high spirits, my former girlfriend once asked me why I wasted my time on this site. But the support I’ve been given from you guys, the advice that my usual friends just can’t provide and the entertainment from reading your own blogs has been immense, you don’t understand how grateful I am for every single one of you and that is the reason why I don’t consider this a waste of time.
Because of Evolution Of Insanity I’ve become a better writer, even writing my first entire novel, something I never thought I’d do, started a short story blog, became apart of James’ (DarkJade) blogging empire working for a few of his 1000s of blogs and generally become a better person.
There’s been one person whose been with me for the ride the entire time since being here, when the year of insanity began, it didn’t just begin with Evolution of Insanity, on the same day Anna created The Insanity Aquarium writing the darkness that floats around in her twisted brain. I’ve said this constantly and I’ll say it again, her blog is the reason I look forward to Monday’s, her stories are just too funny/detailed/gruesome/epic and someone else thought so too as she was Freshly Pressed. (Resisting The Urge)
She was the first person to ever comment on any of my posts and we have entertained each other by sharing our life experiences over the past year, I’m so glad you’ve been by my side the whole time Anna; I consider you a better friend than most of those I know in person. One day my friend; one day, we shall own that llama farm!
I do wonder sometimes when I will call it a day on here, it must be a day that’ll arrive one day, there are some people that have blogged for over 6 years and still going strong and there are those that have given up after a few months, I hope I become one of those people that’ll be around for awhile. In five years time I can look back and see how much I was struggling and I’ll hopefully be in a better place by then. But for the most part I have no plans of going anywhere at the moment. (yay for you!)
In the last year, as of this moment, I have managed to amass 170 “followers”, 29,853 views, written over 200 posts on this blog, started up The Writing Asylum, helped with The Dark Globe, a winner of NaNoWriMo, guest posted for others and currently dabbling in a bit of video blogging. Not bad if I do say so myself considering I had really low expectations when I first started out. Just imagine where I’ll be in another years time, maybe I’ll be getting paid for this shit!
So to wrap up all of this mushiness and rambling that’s making me seem extremely un’Ard, let me thank Zoe @ Pantry and Fridge, my first ever follower, who even sent me some of her awesome cookies all the way from America to Derbyshire, England. Even though you may not have the time to blog anymore you’ll always have a loyal reader and friend in me.
And thank you to everyone else that’s thought me good enough to click like, leave a comment, click subscribe, offer me cash for sex, given me some excellent advice, consider me “award worthy” or help make my day that little bit better.
I would shed some tears if I was a pansy, but alas I’m not, I even tried punching myself in the balls for effect but still, it was not to be. Maybe next year!