I don't remember what first prompted me to start this blog.
All I know is that line Rita spoke in the Pilot, drawn from the newspaper article mentioning the post office at "Alameda and Downing," stuck with me during a re-watch one day.
I think I saw an advertisement on Facebook for a site that let you create your own website for free a few days later, and from that day forward, I began building something that's truly been nothing short of amazing from the day I hit "Publish," all in the name of Signed, Sealed, Delivered and our Postables.
Today, we celebrate Alameda & Downing's 100th blog post by taking a look at its impact by the numbers, and I reveal the secret weapon that's kept it going from day 1!
A&D By The Numbers
130 - # of Days Alameda & Downing has been in operation.
1 - # of days after launch it took Martha Williamson to catch wind of the blog.
7 - # of days after launch it took Martha to tell the true God story behind that now infamous intersection on her personal blog.
55 - # of countries worldwide in which Alameda & Downing is viewed.
136 - # of dedicated #ADsquad members who connect with #ADblog on the regular via twitter.
69 - # of people following Alameda & Downing on Facebook.
7 - Current number of editions of the Mailbox Minute---you should subscribe!
18 - # of videos I've mixed for the blog, including some ShOliver & NoRita tribute videos!
4 - #of major series which still get referenced from time to time. See House Rules, Wardrobe Week, Treasure Box and Washington Week(s).
2 - # of times Geoff has been forced to respond to allegations leveled by this blog. See Gregory Harrison and that post about selfies.
3* - # of times Geoff voluntarily commented on a post. Thanks for being such a boss, Geoff---I know I'm not the only one to notice.
*After an appropriate re-calculation, Geoff's voluntary contributions have been assessed as 3, any others are hereby transferred to a "high-yield tweet savings account" with a to be determined annual yield.
Countless - # of times Kristin Booth's twitter and instagram have served as the inspiration for, or primary source of, fun and speculation here on the blog.
If you really want to know what's managed to keep this blog going from week to week, it's God.
For all the times I've received compliments for the stuff I reveal and probe, and all the new ways you look at Signed, Sealed, Delivered, it's characters, and it's stories, none of those speculations or observations would have been possible without Him---and I am well aware of that. It takes a multitude of tiny little miracles each and every day to add up to the things you see here on A&D. And while I have no idea why this project has been entrusted to me, I will continue to do it until there are no more posts to write. Which, as we already know, won't be any time soon!
And I owe a huge thank you to you, POstables, for making Alameda & Downing the worthwhile project it is, and continues to be. It wouldn't be anything without your love, support and general all-around awesomeness. I salute you, and so do our POstables.
Back To Business,
P.S. Don't forget to look for some super secret easter eggs hidden throughout this post---they lead to some very special links to watch each of the new SSD films online! :)
Also, check out this amazing A&D 100 tribute by Ann Ridge---it's 100 random clips from SSD---and it's so much fun to watch! Thanks again for the tear-jerking tribute, Ann!