Photo by Jason Hall see more at Daily Bread
Sometime today or maybe tomorrow the site meter I use to keep track of web traffic will roll over 100,000 page views for this blog.
Roughly 75,000 visitors to 23Breaths.
Quite a few for a small blog dealing with one small facet of surfing.
23B started as a way to share my love of riding surf mats.
Jason Hall of the Daily Bread blog took the photo above and it attracted many more readers that would have otherwise found their way here. The same photo made an appearance on the Surfers Journal website which also attracted more readers.
As the mat rider population grew the blog became a meeting place for it's readers to contribute and share their experiences either online or offline in emails to me directly.
The Cottons mat meet last summer was a great time and brought together many new friends and some old friends I had never meet face to face.
I really think of you all as coexplorers really.
Riding surf mats is still a small club and it retains that "hi how are ya, glad to meet you" friendly feel that I just don't see in the main stream surfing community. We are all very lucky to experience some of the same camaraderie that hasn't been seen in the surf community since the 50's.
In the coming months I hope to include more photos and writing from other readers.
Other than that I don't know where we are headed and that is all part of the fun.
Thank you all for coming along for the ride.
One more thing
On Monday I will be posting some pictures by Jason MacMurray the photographer / mat rider many of you may have meet at the Cotton's mat meet last summer. Rincon, Surf mats, Good stuff!