Monday, November 30, 2009


Five-Thousand-Hit Blog ;-P

It took a little over one year for Giant Boogers from Outer Space to get its one thousandth visitor. It took slightly more than half that time to reach two thousand. Three thousand was reached after six months exactly, and just under five months later the four thousandth hit was recorded.
Today? Four months, two weeks and one day since that last milestone (and three years, one month and twenty-five days since we set up shop), GBFOS received it five thousandth visitor.
So take a bow, Denver citizen! You got us here! And you did it while searching Google Images for, apparently, "backstabber". That entry point has gotten interestingly popular over the past four months or so; exhaustive research has placed it at the bottom of the third page of results for that keyword... but, as usual, I'll take it. As a matter of fact, Mr. Denver (or Ms. Denver, as the case may be), you narrowly beat out some fellow (fellowette?) from Mountain View, California, who visited the blog three times in succession yesterday in what was obviously a desperate attempt to corral the honor for themselves.
Down to the non-lies or damned lies: hits-per-day hold steady at an average of 4. After a disappointing four-month stretch, the blog hit a rebound with 285 hits in August (good for fourth-best among the past 12 months), followed by a whopping 361 in October for, once again, a new record. November, on the other hand, will need seven more visitors in the next few hours to surpass July's disappointing total of 129, currently fourth-least over the past year. (I'm beginning to see a pattern here: two months feast, four months famine... I feel like Joseph and the Multicolored Dinner Jacket or something.)
Discounting spam, thirteen more comments were posted here (for an average of one every 2.31 posts, not yet counting this one, between milestones), led with eight by Sea-of-Green. I added four more, and one evelynsaenz contributed another, just to keep things interesting. Slightly.
Along the way, I celebrated the blog's third anniversary, won a bumper sticker design contest and got my first ever big monetary payoff, graduated from my Computer Graphics course, got two pictures featured in another Youtube AMV slideshow, was quoted extensively in a baseball blog, and got a part-time job.
On to the next thousand!!!!!

TODAY'S BOOK: "The Eyre Affair", by Jasper Fforde ((c) 2001)


I should email my girlfriend about this.
I did not speak it.
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