And There It Is

We used to have a regular reader, an English teacher from somewhere back east.  She was a real hoot, I loved her comments, I used to drive her crazy with all my apostrophes’ in the wrong place.  She would come on, correcting my post, somewhat tactfully and in a gentle manner if you may, and point out where I was running amuck.

Often I think of her while hammering one of these out, and I just smile.

Had a full blown English professor who commented on my post and said it was “depressing.”  Not the subject matter, but rather the composition and the way it was laid out.  This pompous gas bag felt led to intimidate and harass, we never gave him a lot of space.  He on the other hand, I do not miss.

We will hit 1.2 million visitors sometime today …

Kind of hard to believe … but that has (or will) happen today,

Saturday June 23rd, 2012.

During this time we have posted 1,280 posts and have during this same period, some 1,986 comments.  The spam count is horrendous, literally thousands of them, some amusing and then again, some pretty sad.  Found one just yesterday that really seemed to hit rock bottom for me.  It read: “I have a 13 year old daughter. Let me know if you would like to see any pictures of her.  I also have a 6 months old boy, 5 yr. old girl & a 3 yr. old girl We make pretty babies :-}  Facebook address.”

Yesterday we also had a spam comment that was … get this … 1,542 words … and it was all in ONE paragraph!

The year being half over, I find that our most popular post was a Moment In Time  This one post for some strange reason was able to garner something like 1,900 hits in one day, and I have no logical explanation for it.  My favorite post this year, for me personally, is “My Favorite Animal.”  Another post that I am kind of fond of is “Mr. Gorsky.”

One steady but sure customer for sure, is “Bikini’s (Why Men Are Pigs)” which consistently brings hits each and every day (34,307) from who knows who?  Our highest day was the day that President Obama was elected, we had over 124,000 hits in one twenty-four hour period.  This was “Barack’s House,” which eventually ended up passing 566,000 views to this day.

So there it is in a nutshell, 1.2 million visitors to a site that has been here for a little less than 4 years, just pluggin’ away and throwing them out there each day.  My heartfelt thanks for all of you who come and visit each day and leave a comment or two, you are what it is all about.  Thanks, to all of you who helped us reach this mile-marker, this pinnacle of success, such as it is.

It is our sincere hope and prayer that all of you are still here, healthy and well, when we hit 1.5 million.  It has been one grand ride  … We could not have done it without you.

See you all on Monday.