So an unanticipated thing happened last month: somewhat magically, I got 10,000 views for the first time
On the one hand, of course, I do not suppose it matters a great deal - after all, it is not as if this is a money or fame creating endeavor (the returns I have generated through this 16 year practice are, precisely, $0.00) and there are plenty of people out there that have a great many more hits than this (and are, advisedly, far better and more thoughtful writers).
Still, I do take a very small bit of pride in the accomplishment. A writer writes to have their works looked at by someone, and apparently that is happening. So thank you one and all!
(Post Script: Gratefully, my Russian and Ukraine audience (and hopefully, those Russian and Ukrainian intelligence agencies) are still up there. Thanks for making feel important enough to be tracked!)