An open letter to all readers from Jerry Bonkowski:
I am absolutely stunned, practically speechless -- which is pretty hard for a big mouth like me to do (haha).
I flew back home from Dallas Monday evening and, other than a quick check of my Web site early this morning, I really had no inkling of what would happen the rest of the day.
When I finally got home Monday night, I checked my site again and there it was, in black-and-white, incredible numbers.
Nearly 2,000 page views and nearly 1,500 readers in one day. Now, that may seem like small potatoes to major Web sites, but to me, that is like hitting the lottery.
What's more, the traffic generated to JerryBonkowski.com today (April 6) is the second-highest single-day amount since I began my site on January 12 of this year.
In addition, Monday's numbers pushed us well over the 30,000 page views since I began my site. Again, small potatoes to bigger sites, but BIG numbers to me -- especially since other projects and tasks in recent weeks have kept me from writing more often than I have been.
So, I just want to thank all you readers that took the time to log in and read stories that myself and my cohort, Dan Beaver, churned out this past weekend. We cannot thank you enough!
Oh, one more thing: for those of you that keep wondering what my big job news is and when I'm going to be able to announce it: I hope to make the announcement official Tuesday or Wednesday (it has already started leaking out from other sources, but I'm sure you'd rather hear it from the horse's mouth). So, stayed tuned, it's coming.
Also, I had a wonderful lunch in Dallas on Monday with a dear friend that I've known for nearly 20 years -- and one of the most powerful men in the world of sports. Out of the clear blue, he asked me if I'd be interested in writing a book with him, one that one of the biggest literary agents in the world has been trying to convince him to do for the longest time. I agreed to do it, so add another reason why Monday was such a great day. Usually, Monday's suck for me; they're the worst day of the week, usually. But not April 6. This day will go down in my own personal history books as one of the best days of my life ... and I just wanted to share it with all of you.
Thanks again, everyone. I feel like I know all of you personally. Thank you for letting me be part of your family, so to speak, and thank you for being part of the JerryBonkowski.com family.