Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Eight Bloggy Squeeings...

On the eighth day of Christmas the Book World gave to me...

Eight Bloggy Squeeings...
Seven Activisms
Six Plots-a-Brewing
Five RE-JEC-TIONS
Four Steampunk Stories
Three Co-zies
Two Fabul-Agents
And the notice of a best selling book!


See... yesterday my counter hit a QUARTER MILLION hits... and I thought it was time for a little midweek party to celebrate... In fact I've got several related notes...

1)  To me a quarter million sounds pretend... like it's not a real number. Oh, sure. I realize at one point my shoebox of a house was almost valued at that (note in dollars though, that is more than four years' salary so it STILL seems pretend)... and of course that pesky detail it isn't even worth that much... see what I mean? Play money. So in terms of HITS... but still... that's a really big number!

2)  They have defined this as 110,000 UNIQUE views... now I get that that doesn't necessarily translate to PEOPLE—it is computer related, I think... so the fact I log on at work and at home means I am two (not to mention the dozen other places I've logged onto over time. Now I've tested, and I think ALL University computers count as the same, still, I am thrilled...

3)  Also related... my Flag counter claims people from 187 countries—do you know how happy this makes me? That is more than half the world! (in fact if only real countries were counted, I think it is more than 80%, but some of the flags are territories or something...) I wish I knew how many the program counted total.
4)  The countries I've had the most visitors are the US, UK, Canada, and Australia (of course—all English speaking) but I've also had over a thousand visitors from India, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, France and Brazil.

5)  My most recent new countries are: Madagascar, Andorra, Angola and Timor-Leste (all in December).

6)  It appears this number includes every country in the Americas, most of Europe, most of Africa and a lot (though I wouldn't guess most) in Asia.

7)  While I've been hovering in the low 600s in followers for more than a month, I feel pretty pleased with that number. Oh, I know there are friends hitting the thousands, but I love my followers! (and there are also the Facebook followers—246, though I know there is overlap there)

8)  And of course I am completely proud that my number one search term REMAINS Cabana Boy. *sniff*


Any of the rest of you geek out on your stats? What is your favorite measure (mine is the flags, I think)

So have some champagne and a swim in the pudding pool! I LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys!

16 comments:

E.J. Wesley said...

Can't a man deliver a few drinks in the buff without causing an Internet uproar? Sheesh... :)

Happy Holidays and congrats on the blog success, Hart!

EJ

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Hart, for a time my most visited post was simply entitled SEX, containing but a clothing-challTenged photos of Angelina and Eric Northman of TRUE BLOOD.

The 2nd most visited was entitled, WHY FRIENDSHIP? It finally out-stripped (no pun intended) the SEX post. Which led to my 3rd most visited post, FRIENDSHIP BEATS SEX. LOL.

I like to look at my stats. I have 142 countries in my sidebar with the mountain eagle background that I stare at just for the eagle.

I have FEEDJIT that tells me which posts folks visit and when.

I think Blogger kicked you off my followers list. Would you check.

Congrats on all the hits. There are cyber-cobwebs on my blog lately. John Locke has nothing to worry about from me! LOL. Roland

mshatch said...

I recently hit 200 followers and I'm pretty happy about that and I sure wouldn't mind if cutie pie there brought me a drink to lift in celebration...

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow you continue to spread true NAKEDNESS globally!!! I like very much! I also like Capana Boy much too much too! LOL! Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

p.s. I was drooling so much I mis-spelt Cabana. Ahem. :-) x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are some impressive numbers, Hart! I have no idea how many hits I have at the moment. But don't worry about the followers - if you are connecting to those people, then it doesn't matter the number, right?

Hart Johnson said...

EJ-but you look so GOOD! What is the objection!?

Roland--I still am following. I think I am just back there a ways--I checked both ways.

MS--200 was a big one, so you're doing good! It's funny where they hurdles lie, but 200 seems to be a doorway for a while.

Jenny *giggling* He can have that effect on people...

Alex-that's exactly why I'm not in a rush. I already feel like I scramble a little to reciprocate, and it is IMPORTANT to reciprocate!

M.J. Nicholls said...

Pornography! That's how you reel 'em in! Nah, you deserve a million hits for your unstoppable blogging stamina. I don't think any Nigerians have ever read my blog . . . that slightly spooks me.

LynnRush said...

What a year!!! Here's looking toward a great 2012!!!!!

L.G.Smith said...

I gotta get me a naked cabana boy on my blog.

Congrats on all those hits! Wowzer that's a lot. And for some reason, the Russians really love my blog. They are my most reliable visitors. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Hart!

Can Hugh Jackman be my Cabana Boy?

Hart Johnson said...

Mark-ABSOLUTELY! Porn sells! (thank you!)

Lynn-Definitely! Bring on 2012!

LG--totally works, eh?

Diane-absolutely! I mean... it's allowed... but you might want to ask him... but as far as I'm concerned, i'm all for it!

Trisha said...

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine...oh yeah. hehe

Congrats on those amazing stats Hart!! I love the flags too, which you got me onto in the first place. The thing I pay most attention to is followers 'cause that's a widget near the top of my blog.

Journaling Woman said...

Congratulations! I think I like the flags the best. It shows me what a small world it is.

Enid Wilson said...

Congratulations for the milestones. And happy holidays! What a Cabana boy! It's the first time I've seen the photo. Worth sharing.

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vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

congrats on all those hits! because, seriously, that's a lot of hits. even if it WERE the same person looking at your blog over and over and over again, that would be some feat... and at least a little bit creepy! :P
seriously though, your blog is a fun and informational read, that's the magic right there... that and the nudity i suppose. :P