Yet another mark of a blogger's popularity is when people start having very emotional relationships with the blog. Every once in a while, somebody would have an outburst of the "Oh my God, this blog is beyond stupid. I am going away now and will never ever come back to this horrible, stupid, badly written blog!" variety. Then, a few weeks (or sometimes months) go by, and the same reader who apparently has been unable to leave explodes in yet another "Oh my God, I cannot believe I decided to give you a second chance and came back here and your blog is just as stupid as ever. Now let me analyze in detail the 200 of your most recent posts to show how stupid your blog is and then I will go away for ever and ever" rant. So a few more months go by, and here is the stubborn reader breaking out with a rant du jour promising that this time they will abandon this horribly stupid blog for sure. It's truly a mystery why anybody would keep coming to such a dreadful blog with such admirable assiduity.
Sometimes, people try so hard to point out everything that I do wrong and make such an effort to "improve" the blog, it begins to feel like this is the only website in the world and unless it becomes perfect, there is no more hope for the Internet. I am kind of flattered that some readers develop such a deep passion for the blog, but I'm also a little weirded out by this.
So, dear readers whose feelings get hurt by how far this blog is from perfection: as a scholar of Spanish literature, I fully respect your quixotic drive to improve the world one misguided blogger at a time. I understand that there are and always will be people who hate every single word I have ever written. I also realize that, for some strange reason, these are often the same people who can't imagine life away from my blog. You are welcome to stick around and comment (respectfully) as much as you want. I do, however, have a piece of bad news for you: it is highely unlikely that I will change my opinion on every single subject and start writing in a completely different way any time soon.
And if nothing in this post seemed even remotely funny to you, I kind of understand why this entire blog bugs you so much.