<p>This week I received an email from a total <a href="http://www.joestump.net">stranger</a>, asking me if I’d help him test his Open Source Trackback module that he’s developing. My first thought was, who is this? Next I wondered, how does he know me? Then I thought about lunch. </p> <p>A reply to him yielded the answer: he reads my blog. He reads my blog! Here is a guy, a total stranger, whose <a href="http://www.writteninred.com/pages/news.php">girlfriend</a> found my website and was so entertained that she told her boyfriend about it and now he’s a reader! To top it all off, he’s listed my site on his site in the traditional “sites I like” menu! Admittedly, this is not a big deal if you are <a href="http://www.kottke.org">Jason Kottke</a>, <a href="http://www.whatdoiknow.org">Todd Dominey</a>, <a href="http://www.dooce.com">Dooce</a> or <a href="http://www.zeldman.com">Jeffrey Zeldman</a>, but for a blog hump like me, it was a significant moment. It means I’m reaching people. I like that. </p> <p>Thanks for the listing, Joe, and thanks for the endorsement, Lauren!</p>
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