In the past five days, over 1,100 people have shared the Welcome To Motherf**king Seattle article on Facebook. That’s ridiculous. That means over 1,100 people have not only taken the time to read the article, but also share the link on their Facebook profiles. Those are numbers that major media outlets would kill for. I just gotta tell you that I spent two full minutes pledging my love to all of you on this week’s episode of Karate Emergency. I’ve never felt so humbled in all my life. You have no idea how lucky I am. Seriously.
Generally, when I write something that blows up like this, I hate it. I write it because someone else asked me to, or I knew that it would sell on a national level. That’s why it takes off. On the flip side, when I write something I’m happy with, it seems like few people pick up on it. It sits there and stagnates, makes no impact whatsoever. But this article? This is the first thing I’m proud of that’s truly blown up. You have no idea how happy I am. Let me put it to you this way. Let’s say you have a kid. Then let’s say you go around showing off pictures of your kid. Now imagine that 1,100 people are showing off pictures of your kid at the same time. How happy would you be? That’s how happy I am. Words can barely explain it.
Writing is the one thing I love to do more than anything else in this world. I write because I love to write. I write because it brings me a ton of joy. Having people appreciate what I write is beyond flattering. I don’t even know how to convey what it means to me. Having a readership is so amazing. And then, to have something like this happen? Man…I really appreciate it.
You don’t know how much I love this city. I could tell you every day and it wouldn’t be enough. I’ve lived here my whole life. Half my wardrobe consists of Mariners, Seahawks, Sonics, and Huskies gear. The other day, my boss says to me, “You have a relentless support of our local sports teams…I like it.” I laughed. In a typical week, I wear two different Sonics shirts, a Seahawks shirt, a Huskies shirt, and a Mariners track jacket. These teams are my entire life in a nutshell. I remember being in elementary school and having to write in our “journals” every morning. Almost every day, I wrote about one of our local teams. I remember writing about the 1995 ALDS against the Yankees in fifth grade for an entire week. A lot of kids were raised on cartoons and piano lessons. I was brought up on dunks and doubles.
I can’t thank you enough. With regards to this website, nothing has ever meant so much to me as this. I love this city and I put all that love into one article and you responded. I couldn’t be more proud. My grandmas will be proud. And if there’s anyone I want to fill with pride, it’s my grandmas. They’ll be happy that I’m happy :)
Thank you. To all the readers. To all the people who have supported me, shared my work, dropped the name of this site from time to time…thank you. I do this for fun. You make it fun. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. So thank you.