Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Judging by Google's two blog metric resources, Diving With Pearls has surpassed either 50,000 pageviews or 120,000 pageviews. I'll go by the former, since the latter likely includes the swarm of spambots that circle this page every day.
To my human readers, THANK YOU! Thank you for visiting and returning. The online universe is enormous, I am very grateful that you choose to stop by this little corner of it to see what's going on.
To those who have found this site via Google searches for Johnnie Walker Black Label, Chivas Regal, Talisker Storm, Glenfiddich 12, Katy Perry's boobs, Justin Bieber, surprised kittens, Barack Osama, or Hankey Bannister, welcome! Most of those subjects will never be posted about again, sorry. :(
A lot of change is going on here in my offline life. I have resigned from my job. There's about a week and a half left of it before I start a new chapter. I'm committing to my writing career full time (or part time once I get a part time paying job). While that may provide more flexibility for the blog, my financial means will be changing a little bit. This is part of the reason I've reduced my whisky bottle purchases to 2-or-so-per-month for the last three months. Now I have to stick to that approach. Speaking of which...
After last week's Clynelish reports, this blog finds itself awaiting WHISK(E)Y #200. Whisky #100 was a fun one in that it had allowed me to see how a single malt and its drinker changes over a year's time. Whisky #101 was just plum serendipitous. Number 200 will be something a little different.
With finances being a little tighter and whisky prices continually bloating will this blog see whisky 300? ABSOLUTELY! 400? Probably. Going forward, I'm going to keep trying to group the reports into Taste Offs or verticals or themes since that's more educational (and fun) for you and I.
I'm sticking to my intention of easing non-whisky subjects back in, but, frankly, at the end of a difficult day I don't want to talk about anything but whisky and sleep. (There's a joke in there somewhere about a sleep blog being a real snooze, but I won't go there.) I'm excited to see what the new life will bring and I promise to write about my new successes. My best wishes to all of you! Stay tuned for #200...