Thank You & Welcome to New Readers

I find myself in the strange and delightful circumstance of having been Freshly Pressed — featured by WordPress!

When I first noticed the surge of new followers for my hitherto unknown blog, my initial thought was, “Aww man, it’s probably a bunch of spammers.  Spammers spamming my post about my grandfather dying.  What jerks.”

Before all this I had one or two readers, tops.  And I do not publicize the blog in any way.  So the possibility of so many new, real readers did not even cross my mind.

But then I looked more closely and saw that most of you seem to be actual people who are reading and leaving kind comments.  The hits, follows, and likes kept pouring in, and finally I found the Freshly Pressed notification.  Whoa!  My heart practically burst.

I am grateful, surprised, happy, and overwhelmed.

The best part of all this is the sense that the odd little chunk of experience I wrote about has been understood.  People from all over the world get it.

Being Freshly Pressed makes me feel less alone in the cosmic wilderness that is Life.

So thank you and welcome.  I will do my best to be worthy of the honor!

Re-Introducing Agent Danger

This blog made its debut in 2006.  Back then I managed to write one sentence, the title of the About section:

“Who is she?”

Then I gave up, overwhelmed by the prospect of defining myself and the site’s parameters.

Six years later, I return to Agent Danger and force myself to type introductory words in the white space.  Again, there’s pressure to set the tone — light, engaging, thoughtful? — and to put forward a mission statement.

I can’t promise the Reading Public a blog theme or any sort of cohesion.  Possibly I will experiment and try out different writing styles and topics.  You might enjoy one entry and be bored with the next five.

In general, though, my goal will be to share stories about life that are worth reading.

There.  First entry complete with minimal self-fashioning angst!