To The Contributors, Commentors and Readers
There was no question that the blog stats for our little effort would increase with the start of the new season of Chuck. What I didn’t expect was the tremendous interest, excitement and quality of all the commentary.
We had been averaging about 1000 “hits” a week for the last few months. The week before the season 3 premier, this blog had over 2000 hits, and this week is already at 3000, two days before the stats are finalized.
Ann Althouse has one of the most successful blogs in existence, yet she contends that it’s because of her readers and those who post comments. I agree. I’m not out to set records or to influence TPTB by the power of the brilliant analysis generated here (although, that would be nice… ;> ). I just wanted a place to write what I felt was worth saying about the show.
And there was plenty worth saying! To this day I’m a little surprised that so many have that same itch – to write and to talk about these characters and about our aspirations for them. Josh Schwartz has said that the show is about wish fulfilment. Perhaps he’s correct about that. We state our wishes here. I’ve seen that with co-workers who discover this mutual interest and can’t stop talking about it! People who were basically strangers suddenly bond because of a story – amazing. Have you seen that happen? I have, and I see it here constantly. That may be as old as human nature, but it’s a fresh as a new day. And I enjoy it when it happens.
I’m very glad that you’ve let this be a platform for your own thoughts, and gratified by the level of discourse.
We have, apparently, may people who are reading, but not commenting. Please consider this as invitation to join in. We’d love to hear your insights as well.