A Blogging Milestone: 1,000 Followers

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If blogging were a game a Mille Bornes, I’ve just won!

Carl Vick signed on today as this blog’s Follower No. 1,000. That’s right–we now have a thousand followers. And it took almost nine years to get ’em.

Does that mean a thousand people, at least, read this every day? Don’t I wish! Very low viewership, these past two days. But still–it’s a major milestone. Exactly what it means, I don’t know. I once got over 600 views in one day, a few years ago, and that’s my all-time high so far. I haven’t cracked 500 since then, although we do get 400 now and then.

Gee, now I realize I should’ve had a contest and offered a prize to whoever came aboard as No. 1,000. Remind me to do that if I ever get close to 2,000.

17 comments on “A Blogging Milestone: 1,000 Followers

  1. Here is another great song I just remembered. The Lighthouse. There are lots of good versions on youtube.

  2. Congrats, Lee. All you need to do now is get arrested for something sensational that makes the news and goes viral, then you will get thousands of followers a day – isn’t that the way America works these days?

    1. No one seems to have picked up on my notorious collusion with The Russians.
      Today is shaping up as the worst viewership day in the past three years. Wish I knew why.

    2. Maybe I do need to get arrested or something. If I were a TV show, today’s ratings and yesterday’s would get me canceled.

  3. Congratulations Lee! Don’t take the low readership personally. I’m sure there are valid reasons why people have not been on as much. As I explained in a previous post, we are dealing with a storm here.

    1. One can’t help trying to understand what’s happening with one’s blog, in hopes of finding some way to remedy the problem. Tuesday and Wednesday the patterns didn’t make sense. Happily, today the numbers seem back to the norm.

      I know, I know–Ian Malcolm would say trying to find a system to ensure good viewer numbers would be just like trying to ensure making money on the stock market: both enterprises doomed to failure. The stock market’s performance pattern shows variation during a day, a week, a month, a year, etc.–and the patterns for, say, a day wind up looking similar to the patterns for a year. And yet the market is inherently unpredictable!

      And that’s about as far as the Jurassic Park movies will take me.

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