“Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville. “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

300,000 Not Out

Trumpets please, maestro … At some point yesterday, round about 6pm Irish time, ye olde Crime Always Pays blogge passed the 300,000 mark for page impressions. Which isn’t particularly impressive, considering that CAP has been on the go since April 2007, when it was the sole marketing tool available to a broke but enthusiastic writer, but still, it’s not often we get to parp our trumpets around here, so 300,000 is as good a reason as any, especially - as all Three Regular Readers will be aware - ye blogge only has three regular readers.
  Kidding aside, I’d like to thank each and every one of you who come here on a regular basis, be that daily, weekly or monthly, and especially those of you who make the effort to leave a comment or two, on the rare occasion when the post is interesting enough to merit a comment or two. It goes without saying, although I’ll say it anyway, that this whole endeavour would be a complete waste of time without the likes of you looking for some way to completely waste your time.
  Upward and onward, then, to the next 300,000 page impressions. And hey, who knows - maybe I’ll even have another book to blog about when we reach the magical half-million mark. Stranger things have happened at sea, as they say …

9 comments:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Congratulations. You look good for your age.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

"Okay, so we're just road-testing this posting-to-blog malarkey"

Funny stuff, shouldn't be smiling so much this early in the AM.

Congrats and CAP is a great site.

Naomi Johnson said...

Happy high-water mark! Hope you're wearing flood pants today.

seana said...

Congratulations. At a hundred thousand page impressions per person,those are three very dedicated readers.

Michael Malone said...

Good work, Dec. Keep the posts coming.

CJ West said...

Congratulations. May the next 300,000 come in a flurry.

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bookwitch said...

I don't remember coming here one hundred thousand times. Did I really?

kevin said...

I don't exactly know what page impressions are but...well done, mate! CAP is a great resource for readers and writers. Informative, challenging and always funny. (The digested reads kill me and I don't even have to spring for the Herald to read them) Here's to another 300,000 of whatever page impressions are! Cheers!