Every time in my life I’ve achieved some milestone, I’ve generally kept it to myself. My rationale was that no one but me would care about it. I still believe that is true to a large extent.
But in this case, it is a milestone that I did not achieve. It is a milestone that others lifted me up to. And in some cases, pushed me towards.
Therefore, far from crowing about my achievement in reaching 500 followers, I instead want to thank you all for allowing me to get to this point, for helping me refine and improve my writing, and for teaching me that the best part about writing is the community and fellowship that arises when we all share our work together.
So, from the bottom of my heart …