You see, last night, after putting my kids to bed I decided to write a brief article about Clay Aiken and the National Inclusion Project golf tournament.
Because this is a golf blog, the tournament is held down the road from my house, I've played the Mirasol golf course several times and this charity seems like a really good cause.
To me, it was no big deal, I was just making an observation about a celebrity - who until today I only knew as the guy who came in second place to Ruben Studdard (not sure where he is now).
But you people, you Clay Aiken fans - you blew me away.
This morning when I got up and checked this little golf blogs logs - I was astonished at what I saw.
What did I see? Glad you asked... I saw a staggering amount of visitors from websites I never knew existed. For instance:
"Nice work, Larry. We need more people like you, who actually look at facts and judge someone by their actions."
"What a very nice mention for The Project by a non-fan."To be honest, I had no idea Clay had so many fans and that so many people really believe in him, and his cause - the National Inclusion Project.
"THAT was a nice surprise!!!"
"It is nice to see someone get what we have know all along! Great blog!!"
"Just fun reading this blog.....wonder if Clay has ever attempted to golf after seeing all having fun!? Great that this golfer "gets it"!"
"I liked that a lot. I posted it to fb so my family could read it."
"Thanks for posting this. These are the people we need to reach-the fans know what Clay is doing-this is wonderful and reaches out to a whole new audience."
I guess what I'm trying to say is that all of your comments and the over 2,000 visitors (and counting) who came to this golf blog simply because I mentioned Clay Aiken - really struck a chord with me.
So, here's what I decided to do...
First, over on the right side of my blog you'll see I've added a National Inclusion Project banner ad. That way my readers will become aware of this cause, check it out and hopefully make a donation.
Next, I'm going to download a couple of Clay's songs from iTunes to check his music out. I'm willing to listen with an open ear. Please add comments to this post with suggestions.
And finally, if someone could email me (my email address is on the top right of your screen) next year, one month before the Inclusion tournament - I'm going to post a brief write-up on the tournament and encourage my readers to attend... Plus, I'll contact my fellow golf bloggers and ask them to do the same.
Again, thank you all for your kind words.
P.S. On one of the forums someone wrote "A Nice Blog From A NJU About Clay Who Was At GFI." My questions is: What does 'NJU' stand for?