Okay, people: I am both gobsmacked and humbled.
Thus far I've sent out:
- One rambling, poorly worded email about the serialized podcast to a great many friends (one where, as one friend pointed out, I completely failed to say anything about what kind of story I had written or who the audience was)
- One General FriendFace* post, meaning those who fell within the FriendFace algorithm for the moment it was posted who then saw it.
- Another FriendFace post that was tagged with the names of my former students (from the days when I was an Elementary School Librarian) who I have been FriendFace friends with.
For those keeping score (i.e. Me), that's 174 downloads in about two weeks to over five different countries.
Yes, I'm proud; yes, I'm thankful. And, yes, I'm both bewildered by the numbers, and I am truly thankful for those who have said how much they're enjoying the story.
A new chapter is going up each day.
Please consider giving it a listen if you haven't. If you have kids who are bored and are looking for something different to entertain themselves with, have them give it a listen and send me questions. I'm more than happy to respond!
* The IT Crowd, S03 E05, written and directed by series creator Graham Linehan, who I would love to meet one day but would, undoubtedly, be embarrassingly awkward around. Unless many drinks were involved. Then I'd embarrass myself by being the unabashed fanboy that I am concerning his work, desperately hoping he'd catch the Wayne's World "I Am Not Worthy" adulations I would undoubtedly bestow upon him in my very crass American way. I mean, seriously, the man created/wrote Father Ted, Black Books, and The IT Crowd!
If none of these are familiar to you, The Google Is Your Friend. Trust me on this.