It has been said that posting to Tumblr is like posting into a void. Unlike most social media websites, Tumblr instates a somewhat impersonal disconnect between posters and their followers, a certain lack of flowing dialogue. This sense of disconnect can make blogs seem cold to their followers, and it can make the owners of those blogs forget that they rely on and are responsible to a vast number of people. As Still Eating Oranges nears 1,000 followers (five remain as of this writing), we would like to explain how much we appreciate those of you who have chosen to stay with us.
Because we run a very formal blog on an impersonal site, the amount of attention that we pay to our readers has never been obvious. Let it be made clear: we notice. We see every new note and follower. We watch new followers become returning fans; we recognize the people who have stuck around since our earliest days. High-fives are exchanged when we see a note from one of our regulars—or from an old follower who has been silent for months. To all of our readers, quiet and vocal alike: we appreciate you and we thank you. We hope that our posts will continue to entertain you in the months ahead.
Still Eating Oranges