Matticus here, your official tour guide, jester, scribe, and all around nuisance, from the kingdom…
I am at a loss for words.
I started this blog in August 2012 without a clear idea of what I was doing, or why I was doing it. I knew I liked writing. The idea of a creative outlet was appealing. But, I had no thoughts about how much fun this would become, how many of you I would interact with on a regular basis, and how much positive feedback and encouragement you would send my way regarding my writing.
I am flabbergasted.
(Yes, I just like using that word.)
So… without knowing how to say it more elegantly:
I keep coming back because you are here. I keep writing more and trying different styles and challenges because you encourage me to. I keep testing the limits of my abilities because I know you will catch me if I fall. You, my faithful readers, my wonderful kingdomites, my amazing followers have helped turn this kingdom into something special for me, and there is no way I can thank you properly for that.
But, I will try.
Do you have a request for me? Something you want me to write about? A new series you want me to start? A guest post you want me to write for you?
You have done so much for me, what can I do for you?
Ask of me what you will and I will do my best to make it happen.
156 thoughts on “An Official Message From The Kingdom”
Congratulations and I request a celebratory margarita please 😉
Thanks, and I’ll happily drink one for you…
Oh, you wanted one for you? Well, okay, grab some tequila, some sweet and sour mix, a couple limes, some rocks, some grand marnier, mix, drink, celebrate.
I am one of your 1000!!! I think you should provide the drinks.
Well, that could get kind of pricey.
But, seeing as I do enjoy a margarita myself, how about this… you make it to my neck of the, er, um, kingdom, and I’ll provide the margaritas.
You do realize I do love to travel and do it often…..so get the margaritas ready for when I show up to your um kingdom. Do I get to drive around in a horse drawn carriage at least?
No horse drawn carriages… but I will give you a ride in the truck (which I’ve blogged about several times so it is fitting as representative transportation in the kingdom), or in the prince-mobile… which I haven’t really talked about much, but it is the method of transportation preferred by the prince
😥 no horse drawn carriage?!?! Ughhhh fine then I want the prince-mobile. These better be the best margaritas ever.
the grand marnier makes it so
Ok glad we have that settled. By the way I’m a light weight so is margarita will be plenty!!!! Then I will want to drive the truck around….yes?
Sure, why not. I see zero problems with that.
Sweet!!!! Ready for the margaritas and adventure….and margaritas!!!!!!!!
It’s noon somewhere. Bring it on.
Ha wait…..I have no map to the kingdom. This will be tricky.
Now I must head back and try to edumacte some children. Will be daydreaming about margaritas.
There are clues about as to where the kingdom is, if you look for them, you’ll find them
Now I have to search for clues. Oh my. I’m a new follower so do I get any help? If I have to do a scavenger hunt then travel I want food as well.
Can’t have margarita’s with out chips and salsa (home made, by the way), and we can probably throw together some fajitas as well…
Hint to find the clue – visit Steph Rogers and search for me…
Oh yum!!!! Alright guess once I’m home I start seeking clues. My uncle works for homeland security, will I need his assistance? Lol
There is a pretty good trail of bread crumbs… or, strawberry seeds as the case may be…
Ohhhh strawberries???? Mmmmmm this gets yummier and yummier
It would be fair…
Want me to write about the last time I painted my nails?
Hey, I am about more than that. You can write about music, good or bad, too 🙂
A music post? I could do that!
I just broke 900 myself and am in awe. Congrats. I will tell you why you are so well loved. Because you are an awesome person and friend. You can guest post for me anytime. Something say, Beatles perhaps? Or even a banter partner with Marlene. 😉
I could be a banter partner with Marlene, but I insist on going by either Fred or George…
Or, I could write something Beatles related too.
Whatever you want. 😀
Fred, the pharmacist! 🙂
What are you implying?
If it’s a pharmacist, I think Mary Alice will be the one hitting you up. She does like her pharmaceuticals.
I’ve heard. Can’t really fault her for that. Besides, if I were the pharmacist, I’d offer the best around…
Way to go!
I think you should try typing your posts leftie.
Well, q,w,e,r,t,a,s,d,f,g,z,x,c,v,b are all already typed by my left hand… so… you want me to do a whole post using only my left hand instead?
Wait – you already use your hands??? I smack my face against teh keyboard twenty or thirty times, then click publish.
No wonder you have more followers than me…
I have used the head smashing technique before as well. Unfortunately my eye doctor told me the next time I got an “F” stuck between my eye and my eyelid he wasn’t going to remove it. So, I’ve been forced to use my hands to type since, much to my eternal sorrow.
Hooray! Congrats! I concur with the lady above regarding the margarita. I love your posts on anything magic (and you seem to as well) so keep ’em coming!
More magic posts requested? More magic posts will be delivered!
Way to go!
Well,,,since I was probably the person that made you get to this blessed spot. You should post about me,,,and my wonderfulness.
And, your welcome .
(p.s. I like red wine in a box,,in case you wanna send me a gift).
I’m pretty sure I reached the magic number courtesy of a spam bot.
But you have a valid point…
I think I may try to string together all the followers I have into one blog post – try to tell a story through their names. How does that sound?
I second the “awesome”. Do it!
Have already created a draft (placeholder) as a reminder to do this when I get a minute. 😀
My drafts folder is where my good writing ideas go to die. It’s like a nursing home for thoughts, but the bad kind where no one gets fed.
Hahaha, I hit publish far too much, I only have 6 posts sitting idle in the drafts folder.
I’m too hesitant. I have 16 there withering lifeless.
Not withering… waiting. Waiting for the final bit of inspiration, that final tweak that will make them shine and beg to be published.
Thank you for being more positive than me. Some of them are past the point of relevance, others, you’re right, they are there waiting for the right tweak which will take them from mundane to marvelous.
And you are such an exceptional writer, they probably are already marvelous!
oaf…compliments are such hard pills to swallow. Thank you. I work hard at it. I’m glad it’s coming across as quality.
Don’t worry, my compliment are always coated in dark chocolate, that helps them go down a bit easier.
Just keep rockin’ the blog, buddy!
Thank you, I definitely will.
Well done and congrats to you.
Keep up the great work!
Thank you, thank you!
Congrats!! WP truly is an amazing community! I’d love for you to guest post. 🙂
I’ll see what I can come up with for you! Anything in particular you want me to talk about? I could probably throw together a good rant like Arthur recently did… Or I could talk about being bullied in school? Or, I could equate work place politics and posturing to mental abuse? Or…?
Wow, I’d be honoured to have you guest post thank you. What I usually tell people is write what’s on your mind/heart to write. 🙂 Do you have an email where I could send you an invite?
I think I have a pretty good idea…
Oh yeah?! Did you send me the email because you want me to email you? lol
Oh duh I forgot , I asked for the email! lol Now you see how well my memory works…or doesn’t!
Hahaha! You had me second guessing myself… I was just scrolling through all the comments to make sure I had replied to the right message!
Well than my work is done! 😉
Hah! Okay then. “Happy” to have helped…
Happy to confuse you 😉 I sent you the invite. 🙂 It may be a week or two before I post it as I have a few guest posts in line, and I like to post in between so people think I still care..lol So don’t think if it doesn’t go up right away that I’ve forgotten. I will let you know before I post it when I’m posting.
Great! (It may take a bit for me to get the post into the dashboard anyway.) (But usually when I say that it only takes an hour or so.) (But this time could be the exception that proves the rule.) (And, yes, now I’m just having fun playing with “(” and “)” because I like them.)
Ha you’re too funny, an hour…I guess we shall see mawahaha!
Are you, um…, timing me?
moi? tic tic…
Draft is ready for you to look at… doesn’t have any tags yet… and might need a few tweaks, but let me know what you think
Wow you are quick! was that an hr.?! lol I will check it out now thank you!
I think I took longer to get back to you then you did to write the post. I’m sorry I got distracted and forgot. It’s amazing I love it and thank you. It actually brought tears to my eyes in a good way. You’re giving your child what many of us could only wish for. He’s got such a gift in you. Do you want to tag the post?
Do you have any “rules” around tags? Do you like to keep them to only a couple, or can I tag it up like I would any of my normal posts?
Tag her up! No rules! lol
I like it! Rules are overrated anyway.
Yes they are, what’s a rule?
Something we had when we were younger, but nobody else had. And then we grew up and didn’t have worry about them any longer either. It’s good to be an adult.
I’m liking the adult thing
Tags added… You might want to re-read your intro for me. 😉 But, thanks for the fun shout out. And!! I had thought about my post again last night and decided I was going to add in “There is hope” at the bottom as an homage to you, but when I logged back into the dashboard saw that you had already added it! Great minds and all. I put in some tags… feel free to add/subtract as you want from what I’ve got there. Thanks!!
Great and I will check out my intro! Thank you for the heads-up! Ha great minds yes that’s us! I’ll let you know when it’ goes viral, I mean live! 😉
I am aren’t i? 😉
Yes. Definitely. Perhaps. I think. Maybe…?
Okay, let’s go with that. It seems likely enough. 😉
1000… well done.
Matt you are a treasure and I thank you for simply being you. For allowing me to get some of me back by letting me post on your blog. Your faithful followers have also been oh so kind. Here’s to the next lot.
And, as stated before, feel free to post again here whenever you want. 😀
Thank you. Thanks again for bringing a piece of me back.
You are, of course, very welcome.
But, you brought yourself back – you decided you wanted to write something, you put the words down, and you got it ready for publication. All I did was give you a different platform to stand on than the one you normally use.
Thank you! You always make me 🙂
I wouldn’t be much of a jester if I didn’t. 😉
Different people are looking for different kinds of smiles though. That’s the tricky bit.
(You’re welcome.) 😀
Congrats on reaching the 1000 threshold! I’d like to see more stories from the vampire’s point of view. (And cool vampires like in the old days, not the whiny vampires in tween lit like Twilight)
One story from the vampire’s point of view (old school vampire) on the way!
Congratulations! Here’s to your next 1,000! 😉
I have a request….could you stop antagonizing my alternate personality? Kthanx.
Really? You want me to stop?
See, wasn’t that simple?
Oh, um, can I antagonize you directly then, instead?
Can I at least make fun of your blaster?
Only if you want it pointed at you.
Well, it’s defective, so that’s not really the threat you want it to be.
(see what I did there, wink wink, nudge nudge)
Or perhaps that was all a charade.
First word sounds like …
Oh, that’s “charades.” My bad.
Isn’t it always?
Yes, *hangs head in shame* it always is.
I knew it.
Woo hoo….glad I’m one of the smart ones!!
Congratulations to both you and the Kingdom! With that many readers, I imagine your ‘guest post’ waiting list is long 😉 If you feel like doing something different, or re-posting one of your favorite posts on ‘Not Pretending” for me to publish while on my honeymoon – I would be honored.
OoO! Reposting one of my favorites sounds like fun. But, I’ll see if I can come up with something original. Since you are going on your honeymoon soon maybe I can come up with a story from my honeymoon…
That would be awesome! I leave tomorrow (Friday evening), so that’s not much time! I know I would need more than that, but I’m not as prolific a writer…
I do know that I (and my readers) will love whatever you let me post 🙂
Okay, I’ll do my best to get you something tonight/tomorrow morning…
You’re a doll!
Hey, I saw you reblogged my “This one time…” post, but when I went to your site, I couldn’t see it? Did it get pulled for some reason? Or, more likely, am I just an idiot and not looking in the right place?
It will publish tomorrow morning 🙂
1000? Congrats! That’s awesome and 1000 officially makes this a kingdom! 😉
Good to finally be an official kingdom… I’ve felt like such a pretender up until now. 😉
hehe I may have misworded that a tad 😉
No, no, the wording was fine… it was the lost in translation the wording caused that could have been the problem. 😉
congrats …. well deserved ….
Hey, Congratulations FRED!!!! Pass the margaritas!!!! 😉
Not surprising to ME, that’s for sure. It’s always rewarding here. I love visiting the Kingdom.
Well done, friend. 🙂
Thank you! A pitcher of margaritas is going around, make sure you grab a glass when it gets to you…
Woot whoooo! 😉
Woot! I am lingering at 700 something . . . hahaha, honestly I never would have thought I’d have that many. It’s far out. Congrats on your 1,000! That’s almost worth a sparkly pony.
Maybe? That’s worth 1,000 sparkle ponies, and having goldfish draw up her own version of Sparky!
(I’m getting good at this obnoxious I’m the ruler of everything attitude – thanks Sparky for the great advice!)
Honestly, I had no idea I would hit that many followers. I remember getting 10 followers and thinking, “Who are all of you? And what are you thinking? I’m not that interesting…”
congrats and just keep on being you. don’t stop writing ) beth
Thanks! I will! And, I won’t! 😉
Congrats to you, DJ. 🙂
Hooray! (Standing ovation. Sounds of applause). Way to go!
Thank you, thank you!
Woo Hoo!! Congratulations! 😀 😀
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Hey there – I’m new to your kingdom! I dig the blog that is djmattiucs! Thought i’d jump in here cause, well, 1000 followers. That’s magical.
As for what I’d want, a pony will suffice. I shall be waiting for it today. Happy Thanksgiving.
Today? Hmm, it might take me a bit longer to track down a suitable pony and get it delivered to you.
Then I’ll settle for a large turkey I can saddle up.
Gotta get back to the kitchen. There’s pie on my blog. Also heroin. Depends on what you’re in the mood for.
Hola! Here is a link to a really fun alphabet book that is not like all the rest!
Awesome. Thanks for the link.