October 29, 2005

It's like winning the blogging lottery...

This past Monday I posted about the Google joke that lead to a bio-page of Dubya. Who knew that would have been all I needed to get traffic to my site?! I hadn't posted since, so I thought I would see how much more poorly my traffic has been. I clicked on my Site Meter icon and was I ever blown away. My traffic jumped from about 10/day to over 200 on Thursday. According to the references most of the traffic came from people doing Google searches on the prank. I put in the same search on Google and found that my site came up as the first link once and third the next time. Honestly, it feels like I hit it big time. To have hundreds of people come to my site was something I thought wouldn't ever happen. And only by mentioning the prank did my blog dream come true. Now, if I could only get that kind of traffic for the stuff I actually consider important... Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Deb said...

Shrun jokes always bring in the traffic, real life does not. Liked your site nonethe less (grin) even without the jokes!

Quotes from people smarter than me...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" ~ JFK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. " ~ Benjamin Franklin

"First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. " ~ Kristin Hunter

"When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans." ~ Jean Chretien

"Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate." ~ John Ralston Saul

"It is undoubtedly easier to believe in absolutes, follow blindly, mouth received wisdom. But that is self-betrayal." ~ John Ralston Saul

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