So I go and check my blog stats this morning and I come across some hits from a page I'd never seen before. I take great interest in these hits, because most of my hits come from the usual suspects of the old school blogosphere. Hits from a new site means that someone from outside our little echo chamber has taken interest in -- or umbrage at -- what I'm writing here.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered Grognardia had been mentioned in an article in the entertainment section of the Los Angeles Times -- and very positively, no less. I know I shouldn't be as pleased with this as I am. In general, I'm a pretty self-deprecating guy and don't take compliments well (not that I take criticisms much better). Still, I can't deny this put a big smile on my face. It's gratifying to know that one's writing is met with approval by someone with whom I have no connection. It's a small vindication of what I'm trying to do here and an encouragement to keep doing what I'm doing.
It's just the shot in the arm I needed. Thanks, everyone.