It’s hard to believe, but we’re now on our FOURTH year of Random Drunken Rants!
April 16, 2006 is the day I started wondering what this whole blog business is all about and decided to try and set one up just for shits and giggles.. And since then it just sorta expanded and got bigger, better, stranger and decidedly outrageous. Some of you have been along for the ride all the way from the start and I truly compliment you for putting up with me for so long, you deserve a hug – or a pat on the bag – all according to preference. Others have tagged along at some point during the ride, some have gotten thrown off, some have come back.. But all of you are very appreciated!
It’s funny, I started out doing this thing for myself. Then for a few selected people. And now for a global audience (as well as for myself and the original few, still, of course). I’ve gone from three views a day to 1,200 views a day when things were really crazy. I’ve been featured on WordPress.com’s Top Posts and Growing Blogs lists and have been linked to by porn sites, indie artists and the United Nations alike.. All for just sharing my daily life, personal thoughts and strange fucking ideas. I’m now back at a much more comfortable 30-50 views a day which is just as awesome to me because I know that most of these hits are from loyal readers with a genuine interest in my crazy ramblings. Whether these be best friends, good friends, acquaintances, friends from around the world or people that I plain don’t know but still somehow managed to draw in by my writings.. Did I mention you’re all very appreciated?
And that I thank you for taking an interest in me, my opinions, and my little life? Which I suppose I’ve been quite open about, so apologies are in order for anyone who have gotten offended or otherwise rubbed the wrong way in the process. It’s funny because over the last couple of years, there’s been this growing concern with online appearances, image, divulgence of information and expression of opinions on Facebook and other social media alike. You’re supposed to be very cautious about what you say, the opinions you express and the ways in which others perceive you. Me? I pretty much say what I want to, and write what I feel.. And as far as appearances go, I’ve always been more considered with the way I portray others than the way in which I portray myself.. Which may sound a little weird for someone who regularly refers to his best friend as somewhat (adorably) retarded and make more or less inappropriate comments about her ass and what not.. But that’s just how I roll, and believe you me, I would not make such comments if I wasn’t certain that Tina was okay with it and appreciates the humor and blatant stupidity in my ramblings.
I really can’t say if that’s a smart way of doing things, but what’s most important to me is that my rants here don’t serve to hurt anybody else, paint the wrong picture, or divulge too much information in one way or another. I’m much more happy making myself look like the idiot that I am than making others look like the idiots they’re not. Whether that’s smart or not, I guess, would have to be determined. But at least I’m not hurting anyone else with my rants. I’ve never really had a problem with portraying myself as a bit of an idiot because at times I am a bit of an idiot. It’s all in good fun and with a healthy dose of Danish self-irony. I’m only human, I do stupid shit.
So, to those who have taken offense along the way.. Whether it be because I make heavily opinionated statements about anarchists, refer to my best friend as “retarded”, or portray myself as a drunken idiot. Well, I’m sorry.. But I don’t really think that’s going to change. I’m gonna keep having my opinions, I love Tina to death, but I’m gonna keep affectionately referring to her as an idiot.. And if this weekend is to be any indication, well, I’m gonna continue to do stupid drunk shit and tell the world about it. If that offends you and makes you think of me as a bad person, then so be it.. I can’t really change that.. But I probably would think you a bit narrow-minded in return. Chances are if you chalk me off as offensive, a drunk or irresponsible, you’ve only really dropped by and read a single post about me doing something decidedly drunken and dumb.. You’ve probably not even bothered to read other posts about me saving lives, being thoughtful or doing sweet shit.
To those of you who are not too horribly offended and follow my rants on a regular basis. Again, I thank you, thank you for a good four years and here’s to yet another!
I’ll leave you with a few random stats about the site:
In for years:
– I’ve posted 916 posts
– You, in return, have posted a total of 709 comments – keep them coming, I love those!
– In April, 2006, the average number of daily visitors was 6, this has risen to 21 in April of this year. Which is a bit of a fallback from June 2008 when the average was 321, possibly owing to a certain world tour by a little known act called Metallica.
– In total, 84,736 people have dropped by this site. None of these visits have happened today, but 1,291 happened on June 1, 2008.
– The most popular search term on the blog, other than “Metallica”, is “thong”