Creative Endeavors should go over 1.2 million visitors sometime this month, we are just a tad shy of the mark right now (about nine thousand short) and with our daily hit count, this goal, should be achievable. Why? I really do not know, I just hit it when I can, I mix it up, I try and make it interesting.
It is not adversarial, and not all that controversial in nature or scope. We do our best to keep it clean most of the time, but it has at times, got a little randy, and we don’t apologize for it. We just continue to make it a nice little watering hole where you can come to be amused, confused, but never abused.
That is all you need to do.
WordPress.com is wrong … I read all these “self help hints” and all that jazz, but the truth is, “it doesn’t work.” You can put up a thousand pictures in your post, you can post every day, you can make it interesting as all get out. But that doesn’t insure you are going to grow ex-potentially (you are not supposed to use big words either) and you will never have comments out the kazoo and a reader-base that is the envy of the Internet social networking community by following these guidelines.
It just doesn’t work that way. At least that is my take on it. If you don’t believe me, “look at your own stat’s and try to figure out why you are not Fresh Pressed or sitting on top of the pile” and let it eat on you.
We put up a post not long ago, that had over 1,800 views in one day (our all time high is 124,000) and it generated but two comments if I remember it right. It had pictures, it had good material, it was somewhat interesting … but it didn’t hit any home runs. It had all the ingredients of the WordPress.com formula for success, but it did not create any. Go figure. Anywho, we should hit 1.2 million visitors around May 1st or possibly sooner, and that is a hoot, I don’t care where it is that you live.
Growing Your Own … Officials have charged an Oak Park, Mich., homeowner with a crime for growing vegetables in her own front yard. Although the vegetable garden is tidy, city planners say vegetables are “not what we want to see in our front yards. The city code requires “suitable” vegetation, which they define as a “nice grass yard with beautiful trees and bushes, and flowers.” So there it is, “you don’t own anything in this world, you are just a caretaker, and if you don’t grow it the way they want it, you are screwed.”
C section, and this one I suspect was a capital C … A woman in Longview, Texas, gave birth by caesarean section to a 16 pound 2 foot long baby, believed to be the largest baby ever born in the state. No big surprise here, they always say “everything is bigger and better in Texas.”
So much for technology … Miami Florida officials said they would furlough dome city workers because penalties from red-light cameras fell $8 million short of their $10 million forecast.
Almost brings a tear to your eye don’t it?
Watch yo mouth … Meaghan Blanchard, a country singer who called Prince William a “douche” when performing for him and his wife in Prince Edward Island. “I mixed up duke and duchess” and it came out “douche. She explained.
That will be something to tell the kids, that’s for sure.
Weather is turning off nice, we have had a respite from all the recent rains (which we sorely needed) and the long dog-days of summer are just around the corner. LittleSunDog has already went thru five gallons of fuel and 600 ft of weed-eater string! Now me, I am going to go out and sit down on Mama’s boat dock on the pond that I built this past week. Sip some Ice Tea and mellow out.
Relax in my wooden deck chairs and watch the Purple Martins fly around the yard devouring copious amounts of bugs. No Humming Birds this year, I suspect the drought had a lot to do with that. Only four of our fourteen birds returned from South America this year also. I suspect it is the drought. The drought now stretches from North Carolina all the way to Arizona. A 14 state area which is causing massive crop failures and leaving hard-hit ranchers, struggling to feed their livestock.
Same goes with wildlife, hard times have come to them too.
I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff And I will blow … A Virginia man was arrested after he allegedly burgled a porn shop and was found “attempting sexual relations” with an inflatable woman. Police were called to the break in at 2/45a.m. and found glass from the front door shattered. A police dog then led them into the shop’s interior, where the burglar was found in flagtrante-delict-o with a blow-up doll. It is so sad said the store manager, our stuff is reasonably priced. Anyone can come in here and purchase it.
There are just some things that MasterCard cannot buy I suppose. It is kind of like what U.S. Sprint advertises … “The real reward is making our customers Happy.”
Check your local listings … Last night on the news, the dorks at Channel Five were doing a story on a meteor shower in the heavens. The usual “go outside the city, find a dark place, and observe this wonder of nature” was put forth, typical media drivel. Here is the part I found so intriguing. She also said, “If you don’t know where to look exactly, just Google this constellation on your Smart Phone” and it will tell you where to look.
(Uh? Duh! We don’t all have smart phones!)
Which co-incidentally was just about the same time I told them “where they could go” and changed the channel. See you at the water cooler … (Just Google it on your smart phone or ask someone in the hallway where it might be, that always works for me)