Sunday, July 1, 2007

I'll Try Not to Let It Go to My Head

Congratulations to the individual who visited Just Like the Nut this morning at 9:15 ... according to my SiteMeter statistics, you became my 1,000th visitor!

I don't know much about you, but I get a little choked up imagining you there on your Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 browser, looking at my page through your Bellsouth connection on your Windows XP operating system. I only wish that my blog had more bells and whistles so your Javascript-enabled self could have gotten an even more exciting experience out of your visit!

Anyway, whoever you are, thank you for stopping by!

What does it mean that I now have had 1,000 visitors? It means a few things:

1. My blog opened on May 6 and it is now July 1. If I continue attracting visitors at this pace, come August 27, I will hit 2,000 visitors and will be able to say with a straight face that my blog gets "thousands of visitors."

2. Miss Snark retired from the blogosphere when her site reached 2 million visitors. If I continue at this pace, I will be able to hang up my keyboard on October 29, 2319.

3. Even though Miss Snark is certainly one of the Big Dogs in the publishing blog world (or would that be Killer Yapp?), she doesn't even hold a visitor-attracting candle to Michelle Malkin. So apparently the ability to attract visitors doesn't necessarily mean a whole lot.

Truly, it is the quality of visitors, not the quantity. And as far as I can tell (because I do know more about some of you than I was able to discern about this morning's visitor), the quality of folks who've paid me the honor of their visits over the past two months is up there. Way, way up there. Thanks, and here's to 312 more great years!


Rilla said...

Pop! There goes the champagne...congratulations! I need to get sitemeter too. Gotta have every excuse in the world to party. I celebrate every single rejection I get, hey that keeps me tipsy most of the time:0

LindaBudz said...

Hey, that's a good point, Rilla. I do need to celebrate!

I always say in this business you have to make sure to celebrate for every accomplishment and every piece of good news, because they come so hard and seem so few and far between compared with the rejections.

elysabeth said...

I believe I was your 1000th visitor - Can you tell where from the hit came? South Carolina or Greenville, SC - any of those areas - it may have actually put my teeny tiny little town there - but so far I fit all those little things -

I had the same thing - but it was before I put my site meter up to track everything, although I did have a counter and so when I hit over 1000 - I did the same thing and posted a blog about it - because I know that I had to account for some hits from my since the counters don't actually distinguish when you upgrade and view your own blog and that counts as a hit - needless to say - I have both now - My blog has been up for 2 years but I've only had the counters on since this year - so no telling how many prior hits I had before I did hit the 1000 mark -

But 312 years to hit 2 million visitors? at 1000 every month and a half? Well maybe the hits will pick up and you will get 1000 a week - and then you can say that the website has done well - but even 1000 a month is good - before you know it - you will be sitting on mega hits - E :)

LindaBudz said...

Hi, Elysabeth! Perhaps it was you!

Usually my counter gives me a city and state, but in this case it just said "United States." Big help. But since it was Bellsouth, I assume it was somewhere in the Southern part of the U.S.

Anyway, for your prize, you get free access to my blog for life! Congratulations!


elysabeth said...


I'll take that then - lol - I don't mind visiting and commenting on your blog - thanks - E :)

Andie K. said...

Woo! Congrats on 1000!

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Andie! Of course, my husband's blog gets 1,000 visitors every two days. But who's counting?