Well girls, we did it. Not only did we stay alive. Not only do we have a wonderful blog family and good following but we’ve hit a magic mark. 100,000 hits! Can you believe it?
I wouldn’t even be here without Jen Henry and I’d like to thank her first and foremost. Thank you Jen for your patience and your patience and your patience. I literally knew nothing of URL’s or ANYTHING about blogging. So, thank you Jen for everything. I would also like to thank SKL who’s been here with me and giving me advice and encouragement from day one. Thank you SKL. I would also like to thank Jane. I know your reading you lurker you. I hope one day you come back on to comment. I know why you don’t and that’s okay. You were here when we really needed you and I thank you for your kindness in the beginning. Feel free to come back. I’ll fight for you to the end.
We also want to thank everyone who comes here and most importantly, everyone who comes here and comments and talks to us. To us, that’s what matters the most. I mean, it’s nice to know how many people come and read but when people take the time to comment, it makes it all seem worthwhile. If nobody says anything, you think what you wrote isn’t worth talking about. For a long time after I got sitemeter, I would go on and see where everyone was coming from but I don’t do that to often anymore. I am astonished as to how many people come on and spend a long time reading though. You are here often yet just don’t say anything so thanks for that also. The hits all add up.
I don’t really pay attention to the number of hits. I don’t think that’s what important to any of us. We like the talking back and forth so we usually just go by how many comments we get and that’s about as far as it goes. I’ve had others comment or write to me when I got close to blogging milestones but I’ve never written about it before but this one is kind of big. I know there was a little “controversy” on Monday but let me explain how we feel about “hits.” We aren’t blogging for the hits. If I had 5000 hits a day and no comments, I’d be devastated. We LOVE the back and forth we have with our blogging family and friends and to us, that’s what’s important. We could really care less about the hit part of blogging and I don’t really care who sees us, you are the most important to us and your comments. It is NOT and never has bee about “being seen” or getting hits.
So here’s the breakdown of our 100,000 hits.
Our number one post, and I can’t believe we are still getting hits and comments on it is one of Lisa’s.
12 year old wants her belly button pierced!! It’s gotten 101 comments. It’s had 4,902 views. I can’t even imagine that one.
Legal private gun sales has gotten 647 views.
Banning smoking in vehicles when children are in them got us our first “disagreement.”
Our busiest day to date was Monday for our anniversary party. We had 653 hits. Our party has the most comments at 112.
Another busy day:572 — September 3, 2008 That is a lot of traffic for one day. I’m not sure if it was the topic or what it was but I was blown away.
One more busy day was May 28, 2008 with 569 views.
We’ve written 1,090 posts.
Had 12,949 comments.
So thanks everyone for coming here and spending time with us. We are having a great time and I think it’s been good for us. I never thought in my wildest dreams that this would happen when I started this. I didn’t think my girls would be interested but I think they love doing it too. We have met so many neat people and it’s thanks to you that this blog continues. Without you all, I wouldn’t put this effort because as you all well know, it takes a lot of work to do this. So thanks to all of you.