10,000 maniacs

by DaniGirl on July 15, 2005 · 21 comments

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Back on February 2, I posted my very first blog entry. I wondered, in considering whether to blog or not, “What if I install a hit counter and I have to spend all my free time hitting refresh so it looks like somebody is reading my blog?”

Well, either I’ve got waaaaaay too much time on my hands to play with that refresh button, or at least a few of you have been coming back to help me move the hit counters along. Today we should trip over a nice little milestone: 10,000 hits in just under six months. Not too shabby, eh? Of course, we are far too sophisticated around here to obsess over something as plebian as hit counts. No really, I haven’t been anticipating this magic number for weeks now, honest I haven’t.

Okay, yes I have. Why do numbers matter anyway? Why do I think 10,000 is cooler than 9,912? Because the zeros are all so round and appealing?

I am, quite frankly, amazed. I’m amazed at the response to blog – amazed that you are here, that you keep coming back. I am amazed that I kept up with this, amazed that with a few exceptions, I have posted fresh material at least five times a week since I started this back in February. I am amazed at how much your feedback means to me, amazed at how much of a difference you make in my life every day. I am amazed at how much I love this blog.

When I started blogging, I did it for me. I was curious, and not uncomfortable with the idea of talking to myself. To my astonishment, some of you were listening. And then you started talking back. And from that moment, I was hooked. Now I do it for you, and for me. I always think of you when I blog, which some consider to be a bloggy faux pas nearly as heinous as hit counting. But oh well. If I’m happy and you’re happy, we can be heinous together.

Scroll down, the hit counter is at the bottom of the page. Are we there yet? You can bet I’ll be watching on and off all day. Heck, it’s Friday after all!

To pass time on this auspicious (now I’m pushing it, aren’t I?) day, I’ve stolen this from Andrea and Running2K:

Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me. It can only be one word. No more. Then copy & paste this in your blog so that I may leave a word about you.

Happy 10,000 day!


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 UberGeek July 15, 2005 at 3:27 pm


2 Dean Dad July 15, 2005 at 3:35 pm


3 Stephalini July 15, 2005 at 7:19 pm

BTW, when I scrolled down the hits read 9,999!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations

4 Running2Ks July 15, 2005 at 7:21 pm


5 yvonne robinson July 15, 2005 at 8:22 pm

neurotic (but I love you lots for it).

6 Batman July 15, 2005 at 11:56 pm

freakish…no wait, that’s me. How about…gregarious

7 Andrea July 16, 2005 at 12:46 am

I see 10,035. Congratulations!
No, that’s not my word. Wait….
I know it’s just one syllable, but honestly, that’s the one that comes to mind. You’re a lot of fun. I always have fun here. Lots of fun!
By the way, I count my site stats every day too. I just put the site meter thingie on my site today, after seeing you have it (omg, a heinous copycat no less), but I check my site stats every single day. I wonder how many visitors I’ve had. Hmm. I’ll have to check.

8 nancy July 16, 2005 at 1:45 am

ONE WORD? One measly word for you??? How about – impossible – not your magic descriptive owrd, but the task. Hmmm….my word is (and yes, I am cheating)…
So there.

9 nancy July 16, 2005 at 1:47 am

Wait wait wait – can I play again? Is that still cheating? (I hope so)
That is in regards to you being one of my dearest…
So there, again.

10 Snack Mommy July 16, 2005 at 2:34 am

Three words
Polka Dot Skirt
Happy Birthday Bloggy!

11 mgood July 16, 2005 at 2:55 am

Sorry it took all day! But it was important to me.

12 AnnaJ July 16, 2005 at 6:23 pm

Golden Heart
*I know that is two but, you are worth it.

13 Tertia July 16, 2005 at 7:24 pm

oh, and
Gorgeous and Divine

14 Ann D July 17, 2005 at 2:10 am

(in the “instantly likeable, I’ve got to know this person” way, not the yucky politician way)

15 Ann D July 17, 2005 at 2:11 am

(that’s not really a word, but you inspire me to break the rules and have more fun, just like your partner in crime, Marla)

16 Ann D July 17, 2005 at 2:12 am

Is it against the rules to play twice? If it is, you made me break the rules because you’re
1. charimatic
2. fun-inspiring!
Okay, I’ll go away now…..

17 mgood July 18, 2005 at 3:46 am

Ann, stop goofing off and go write your book.
And I never break rules – I question, bend, stretch, and creatively interpret them – often leaving them whimpering in a pile of their own rule poop. But I don’t break them. In fact, I often follow rules so meticulously and with such hyperbolic flair that the rulemakers see their pathetic limitations and ridiculous consequences and ask me to write new and better ones.
I’ll apologize Dani, because Ann would be making funnies in my blog if I’d updated as planned today. Instead, it was spent in mourning for the passing of my tolerance for alcohol.

18 nancy July 18, 2005 at 4:51 am

It is ME ME ME the official partner in crime who LOVES to break the rules (but not all of them). However, for some uneducated reason, I am almost sure we could somehow convince Marla to play along – even just a little.

19 SilverCreek Mom July 18, 2005 at 12:41 pm

Ok I’ve having trouble with just one word too because 2 words come to mind.
Pick one and we’ll leave it at that.
Congrats on the hits…The world loves a good blogger!

20 Danigirl July 18, 2005 at 2:24 pm

Hey, I posted my own comments on Saturday — where did they go??
At the time, my word for myself was “touched” to have such sweet, thoughtful and slightly bent people in my life. And yes, I’m talking to you, Ann, Nancy and Marla.
(Tis true, my little game was a blatant fishing trip, but you all came through with even more ego-stroking than I could have hoped for!)
But today, my word is “happy”. You all make me happy. Thank you!!
Now, those of you with blogs go out and post the same thing in your blog so I can respond. As to the rest of you, if you had blogs here’s what I’d write:
ÜberGeek: always
Stephalini: classy
Batman: jester
Nancy: alter ego (if you can cheat, so can I!)
Snack Mommy: laughter
AnnaJ: sunshine
xo Danigirl

21 JoJo July 18, 2005 at 7:11 pm

As you know, that is my highest compliment! 🙂

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