I'm a newbie and I'm hooked.
Believe me, the pleasure is ours.
Some are sprinters, some are marathoners. I happen to like the long form, myself. Congratulations on passing the two million milestone--not an inconsiderable achievement, to be sure.
I've learned more about writing and poetry here, than I did in two years as an English major (a major mercifully ended in favor of a technology degree). Thank you.
I'm just creeping up on the 10,000 mark myself (sometime this week). I can only stand in awe at the 2,000,000 visits you've logged. Congratulations, indeed!
Well done, sir. 2,000,000 is a hearty number. You could write a couple of symphonies from the pings.
As for your recent conversion to a philosophy of less reactive and more personal writing, I applaud you. I've enjoyed the essays. They have been inspired pieces of work, for the most part. Keep it up.