Worlds are colliding

This post also appeared on in the opinion section of the Cape Cod Times, a division of Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.

Without getting into specifics, my blogging universe is somewhat merging with my real life lately.

I’m not mentioning names just in case these people don’t want their true identities known, but one really cool person who reads this blog will likely be hanging out with Mrs. Daddy Files in the near future. And this morning, as I arrived for an interview for a story I’m working on, another very witty and funny reader of this blog recognized my name and we were able to chat for a few minutes. It’s really nice to be able to put a face with the dozens of witty comments. I wish I could meet more of you guys. How fun does a Daddy Files beach BBQ sound??

If it really is a small world after all then the Cape is downright tiny, so maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m running into people like this. But the fact remains that I am absolutely blown away that 1) Anyone actually reads my stuff, and 2) that I am recognized AT ALL. I understand no writer ever thinks their stuff is any good. But I really, truly believe that and so I’m flabbergasted that this site gets more than 2,000 hits a week. That may just be a pittance compared to other nationally recognized sites out there, but for someone who started this blog on a whim and thought only some of my family members would read it…well, it means a lot.

So thank you all for reading, for passing the link on to friends and helping to get me somewhat noticed. Hopefully within the next two weeks I’ll be able to announce some exciting news, but for right now I’m keeping it under wraps because things aren’t finalized and I don’t want to jinx anything.

But seriously, thank you all…

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