An Official Message From The Kingdom

What were you all thinking?!

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

  1. 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. 😉

      • 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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…”

  9. 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.

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