Monday, November 21, 2005

Thanks

Tonight I’d like to take a moment to thank all the people who stop by to read this blog and to acknowledge a few people who I don’t know and I’ve never met.

How strange is that?

I use a device called “StatCounter” to provide me with some statistics on my blog. It’s a clever piece of code and it provides me with a wealth of interesting information. It would be easy to get hooked on StatCounter, and maybe I am.

Earlier this year I thought StatCounter had gone beserk when my page hit number jumped by 6,000 in one day.

The Day of the Dooce.

Google “dooced” if you’re interested in that story and check out the Urban Dictionary, definition 3.

StatCounter also provides a little information about visitors, mainly through the ISP’s they use to access the Internet.

Although I’ll undoubtedly miss some people using today’s data only, I’d like to thank some of the people who visit this site regularly and I’m just going to acknowledge those StatCounter entries that show over a hundred visits. It boggles my mind, but here goes.

Thank you Atlanta and Billings and Little Rock and Ontario, Canada and New Rochelle and Anaheim and York, Pa, and Beaverton, Or, and a special thanks to Soddy Daisy, Tennessee just because I think the name is so cool.

Speaking of cool, I have documented readers from every continent on the planet including Antarctica. Here’s to you, Genevieve, doing your job on the end of the planet in conditions that would break most of us.

Thanks to all of you. You are my inspiration.

Tomorrow, an announcement and an opportunity. Get your calendars ready. Pencils ready to reserve a special date. If you can guess what I’ve got planned, well, there is no prize, just the satisfaction of being a good guesser. Sorry.

Anyway, until tomorrow.

16 comments:

Dr J. said...

Yes, I only found you through Dooce! And thank goodness too, I need to find more blogs like yours...

Leticia said...

I found you through Dooce as well. Love to cook and I love reading your blog. Did you know she was reading your blog? How cool is that?

Kelly said...

I read your blog daily (well, almost daily there are weekends to account for) :D I enjoy your blog and I can always count on a giggle while I read.

Thanks Bill!

Kismet said...

Hi, I must be Beaverton, Ore (tho I am actually in Portland). I love your blog and don't comment as often as I should, but apparently you know I am here already, smile.
Thanks for your terrific writing. It keeps me coming back.

~K!

Badoozie said...

i love the stat counter too! I'm fascinated by it. I might spend more time on that than i do on my blog! and i LOVE the google searches which show when someone enters key words into google, and your own blog comes up, mine came up first on google search under "swedish nose blow" it was a proud day for me. partaaay

J. said...

Haa! The Day of Dooce. :)

I bounced in on that day, too!

Coelecanth said...

your welcome. And thank you for the entertainment and increase in my girth. Everytime I come here I leave hungry. Sometimes I even go away wanting to cook something, but that feeling passes as soon as I remember I'll have to clean up afterward.

Ted said...

The Wife and I both read you, from Billings. :)

Gen said...

You mean the California end of the planet? Pfft, piece of cake! Cheers!

Bill said...

Google "pei mai" and the blog is on the first page. How weird is that? If only Pei Mai had been a Fondue Master. Tiger Gruyere style.

Sandra said...

Yep, Dooce too. Most excellent blog, so I am very glad to be a regular reader. It's getting cold in Toronto, Ontario, Frozen North, so maybe Fondue is just the idea to warm things up!

Garnigal said...

I'm also in Toronto, and also found you via dooce. But now I read you daily!

Anonymous said...

Ted The Husband already noted we both read you. There must be other folks here who read you too, because I don't think that using Sage to read all my RSS feeds would hit your site that many times. LOL. I do enjoy reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bill, for the shout out all the way down here at the bottom of the world.

I am reading the book. I am salivating.

I,too, came in on a dooce.

Sindi said...

Another Toronto, Ontario Canada who found you through Dooce. Very much enjoy your writing!

Anonymous said...

take you webpage down, your making it harder of people to find pei mai related information and that is unforgiveable