On Reaching 2,000 Twitter Followers

So, it would seem I just reached 2,000 followers on Twitter. I don’t want to make an especially big deal out of this, since it’s ultimately just a number, and I didn’t create my account in search of fame or acclaim; I just wanted to talk about candy-colored magical ponies. Still, it’s a milestone, and a useful one, because it gives me another opportunity to say “thank you” – thank you, sincerely, to all of you who follow me. I’ve met a lot of incredible people via this medium, and I’m grateful for the wonderful impact you’ve all had on my life. The estimable PixelKitties phrased it beautifully when she herself reached this milestone:

“You’ve all brought me endless joy and inspiration. I promise that whether I have 1 follower or 2000 each of you means the world to me. Thank you, friends and fellow fans of diminutive equines. Thank you for following me, and simply being you.” [1][2]

I really can’t put it better than that.

Now (grumble), as far as the singing goes: for those of you who weren’t aware, shortly after I reached the 1,000 follower milestone, I quipped that I’d sing “Becoming Popular” if I ever made it to 2,000 followers. This was meant ironically, given the theme of the song (and its episode) and my utter inability to sing well, and I made the joke in the sure knowledge that I’d never in a million years have to actually follow through with it. As a Classics enthusiast, you’d think I’d have known better than to tempt Fate; I erred, and lo and behold, here we are today. As I’m a (very silly) man of my word, I will indeed record a version of the song and upload it soon. I hope you’ll be patient, since with my pending move to the UK I’m a bit strapped for time at the moment, but you’ve waited this long, and I’ll try to make it worth your while.

That’s all. Thank you, as ever, for your friendship, and for paying me the great compliment of your attention. Be excellent to each other.

– FP

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