(response to message)
Got this message today. I think it's generic enough to post part of it:
I'd say "long time reader, first time blogger" but I really only discovered your website a few months ago. I grew up in Omaha and that's what drew me to your website, but your writing is what keeps me stopping back. I think alot of what you write is so honest and I appreciate being able to read it all.
Just wanted to say that it's very refreshing to get a message like that. Especially today.
So many of the messages I get are full of bullshit advice or misinformed opinions. It's quite refreshing to hear from someone that's not trying to fix me.
Especially when the bulk of the advice I get can be summed up as "whip it out" - these people are just not paying attention to what they're reading.
So, thanks again. Glad you enjoy it.