Wait However Why’s first submit went reside one yr in the past at this time, on Monday, July 8, 2013.
With 24 million readers in 195 international locations since then (nonetheless ready on you, Western Sahara), 12 months 1 has exceeded our expectations, to place it mildly.
All of this has us extremely energized for 12 months 2 and past. The primary precedence will proceed to be the submit each Tuesday(ish). The 12 months 1 plan was “Tim will write prime quality posts about stuff, on a daily schedule.” And stuff was an excellent 12 months 1 subject, however writing posts for a yr has given me a significantly better sense of the areas I need to hone in on, and our record of over 300 future submit matters makes me anxious as a result of I need to do all of them proper now.
Then there are all the opposite concepts Andrew and I’ve. There are a number of different content material mediums we’re dying to strive, a bunch of bizarre merchandise we need to make for the shop, and we’ve been speaking so much about new artistic methods to interact our readers and make Wait However Why extra interactive.
For now, although, we need to say thanks—however with a view to say thanks precisely, we want classes:
To these readers who got here to the location as soon as after somebody despatched them a hyperlink to an article after which left perpetually—you and WBW had an underwhelming (or possibly a horrible) first date, or possibly you’re simply the noncommital kind. Both method, we hope somebody sends you one other hyperlink and issues go higher subsequent time. Nonetheless, you in some unspecified time in the future devoted 5 minutes of your life to us, so right here’s a stick determine drawing, however not the entire physique, solely the pinnacle and neck, and it doesn’t matter since you’re not studying this proper now anyway.
To these readers who’re on the location on occasion however repeatedly neglect that it exists, we hope you’re having fun with the fling as a lot as we’re. You deal with our physique like an object, however that’s okay—we’re simply blissful you retain texting us while you’re drunk. You get a full stick determine drawing. Sorry the face got here out bizarre.
Lastly, to the readers who stumbled upon Wait However Why someday within the final 12 months, preferred what they noticed, began coming again usually, and at this time are dedicated readers—the individuals who hold telling their mates about us, who subscribe by electronic mail, who assist the location, who keep affected person with us as we proceed to determine what the hell we’re doing, and those that merely hold coming again week after week though we generally put up a submit they hate—you’re our husbands and wives, and we love you. Some a part of your mind has so much in frequent with some a part of our brains, and we’re thrilled that the web has allowed our brains to play collectively. These posts are for you.
And also you get a stick determine pyramid.