100k!? No way! (aka wow neocities has changed my life)
8/5/22sorry if any of this sounds weird, im not good at saying how i feel lawl. neocities means a lot to me so also sorry if this is like, me overreacting or somehting.
Howdy. Im benny, the webmaster of sugarforbrains.neocities.org. Wow 0_0 so the site recently surpassed 100k views which is bonkers! I don't know how to feel. I feel likeeee… both excited and a bit paranoid. Its scary! But I would still like to say thank you, and show my gratitude for the neocities community.
Despite my site being created in january of this year, i’ve been on neocities since either 2017 or 2018, i cant really remember. I've had many websites, most of which are now deleted. Making a website has always been something so cool to me, ever since i was a child. If i showed my 13 year old self my website i think their little head would explode. I wouldn't want to clean that up.
I never really thought that my site would get this many views. I really only do this for myself, and to see that people are interested in what I'm doing is a bit hard to comprehend!! But I'm thankful nonetheless.
When i had 15k views, it was a big deal to me! so to know that ive made it to 100k is wild.
To everyone who's clicked on my site and taken a look around, thank you! If you like my site, thank you! If you dislike it, thank you! I know my site isn't for everyone. If you would rather be doing anything else right now, ermmmm what the fart?
This site is like a child to me. A horrific, ugly child. I love it so much, and whenever I get a message in my guestbook, or a submission from the magical message machine (thats not blank, i get so many blank submissions, its very entertaining!), i am inspired to keep on going.
To all of my neighbors here, thank you all too!! Not only are your sites fucking awesome, but you all inspire me so much, and i hope you all continue to work on ur websites for everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
I’ve started using less social media (fuck you twitter) and really only focusing on my art and website, and i think im the happiest ive ever been. I really hope neocities doesn't change.
100k is a big milestone, and while views aren't necessarily important, it still shows how far I've come.