I don’t know how many people will have seen this blog, but more than five thousand people will have seen this blog by the time this post is posted. That’s fucking amazing, and it may seem like a small number, but it was less than a year and a half ago that this website didn’t even exist.
That gives me such a sign of hope, that everything I am doing is working, it’s only a matter of time before I start making a living income from this site, and I am excited about that future.
I can’t wait until the day I can say it’s 25,000 and 50,000 and yes those numbers are important because as much as I want to use my platform to help people, I am also using it to propel myself into a future where I can say “I did that, and the work paid off.”
The bigger my platform gets, the more people I can learn from and help in this time of healing, but I admit it’s also a bit nerve wracking to keep putting myself and my story out there.
If you haven’t read The Shadow Men, *Trigger Warning* this pretty much describes my story as deeply as I am capable of at this moment in time.
My goal is to build this site and the community of Brown Girl Bloggers into something that acquires five thousand views a day. Those views translate into people that I can connect to and learn from, or teach.
The more people that see me, that hear my message of hope and healing the more I really think I have finally found my place in the world, and that translates to me saying I appreciate ya’ll so much for being a part of my world, however tenuous your connection is to this website.
As I write this I am drinking a beer and thinking about my plan to get over my pain addiction, and I am wondering if the twelve steps would work for me. “Hello, My name is Devon, I am the Loud Mouth Brown Girl and I am addicted to getting stoned and writing until my fingers feel like they are going to bleed.”
All I can do right now is sit here listening to this Harvey Specter Playlist on Youtube, and think that as I write this, more than five thousand people have tuned into Loud Mouth Brown Girl dot Com and that makes me really proud.
It also makes me proud to know that people are donating to my #HoodiesfortheHomeless campaign and buying my hoodies from my Tshirt line. It makes me proud to know that the work I am putting in to this website matters to people.
My goal for this year is to get 25,000 people to see this blog, just to see it, somewhere in there I think I will find more goals to set, to keep pushing myself from quitting even on days when I feel like that would be best.
So thanks for stopping by, in case you don’t know it, I really appreciate it.