A Typical Person

Not being all that comfortable with tooting my own whistle, I will make this short and sweet.  Just wanted to share it with all of you.  From time to time, we get lucky and something happens that is memorable, you write a piece that will strike a familiar chord with others, and it gets notice and is reviewed and I suppose passed around the net.

This happened this week on Creative Endeavors, well actually several things happened.

A Moment In Time proved to be really popular with folks this weekend, starting off with 200 hits on the first day.  The second day it was generating upwards of 800 views per day, which is good.  Right now as I write this, it is currently receiving about 300 hits per hour (about 600 today) and that is encouraging to say the least.  On a daily basis we usually see 100-150 new folks, this is having a profound impact on our daily visitor numbers.  It is has seemingly overnight become our #2 most popular post.

Having no idea how long this will last, we are now just sitting back resting a little and enjoying our moment in the sun.  For all of you who read it, then passed it on, thanks.

On the same day, Creative Endeavors was also highlighted on Blogs of Oklahoma, which was cool.

No joke, blogging on a daily basis can be tiring, frustrating, things often seem really tough and discouraging.  But you can do it, you can persevere and eventually something will come your way.  This week showed me that Fresh Pressed aint that big of a deal, that you can still get out there and make a difference and you don’t have to be Fresh Pressed to do it.  It also illustrates that WordPress.com is the perfect platform for a messenger to deliver the message to our world.  That friends is just fine with me … As my Daddy used to say … “Donnie … Even a blind hog can find an acorn every now and then.

Here is proof of it right here.  No cavalcades, no parade, no award, just a little pat on the back for a Typical Person * or your average guy.

So Hang in there … Keep choppin’ and watch where the chips fly … If we can do it, so can you.

(Thanks again for stoppin by our little old watering hole)


*The link Typical Person is really cool, check it out for sure.

5 thoughts on “A Typical Person

  1. Congratulations… I am but a little fly on the wall, but I sure enjoy your posts! Bravo to you!
    Sometimes in life, you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince …. Been a long dry spell, but like Will Geer sez in the movie Jeremiah Johnson, “You come far for a Pilgrim, been a long trip?” and Redford looks back and replies, “Eh? Don’t seem far.”

    It wasn’t all good, I did get some nasty feedback, but I am letting them stew in their own juices (letting them wait it out) and I will get back to them later (and maybe I won’t?)

    Anywho thanks for the kind words. It is good to know that you can still reach out and bug somebody every now and then.



  2. Congrats! That is awesome!
    Pretty cool that is for sure.



  3. Oh My Goodness that is so incredibly awesome! Overnight successes rarely happen overnight. There’s a lot of hard work and preparation behind the scenes that most people never see. Well deserved sir!!!
    Pretty cool, I just checked it at 8:30 cst and it was sitting on 978 for the day. So this means, it will go over 1,000 hits today, which is a new record of sorts for this post, the last one was 883 I believe. It just continues to get hit after hit and it surely has hit a familiar chord with a lot of people.

    I am just thankful that the majority are “reading” and not commenting, if they were I would be a busy little beaver huh?

    Thank you for your comments.



  4. Congratulations! It’s nice to see hard work rewarded.
    I was surprised to see that you did not get any traffic out of it, you were linked on the article. It appears that they just read it and passed it on, no one commented on it either. But it was nice to sit here and watch it take off, yesterday it had 1758 views in 24 hours, over 2K for the weekend.



  5. Wow!
    I have to say first of all that I am not in the least surprised! You have such a gift for bringing the every day happenings humour and wit.
    I knew you must be popular but I had no idea I walked among the famous.
    Another thing…….you actually respond to my comments. You have time for this? WOW>…..
    I am honored.
    Why, why, why, uh why thank you. Yesterday it closed the day at a little over 1700 views, but alas, all good things come to an end, today it was back to the 150-200 range and “normal” if you can believe that?

    Comments are the best part of blogging, that is where the rubber meets the road for me.



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