Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Yes, your scribe knows it is small potatoes, chump change, a mere bag of shells when compared to Diana Peterfreund's 192,409 hits as of 10 AM this morning, but the fact that his site has now had almost 10,000 visitors is a pleasing statistic to behold. Actually, when one considers that the counter was only put in place after the first month or two of scribal musings, the number is probably already into five figures.

But quality, not quantity, is what matters in life. Among those 9,970 visits are included a large handful of people of whose very existence your scribe was unaware before venturing into the blogosphere, but who have enriched his life immeasurably with their online friendship. Others, like the AuthorBabe or the Sage of Old Greenwich, were known to your scribe before, but have taken on new dimensions and depths as a result of our mutual blogging experiences.

Yes, Blogger is a life-changer. Your scribe is reminded of the parable of the Sower, who broadcast his seed regardless of burning sun, rocky soil, pouring rain, hungry birds, and all the other enemies of sucessful germination. Some of the seed still manages to bear fruit, as it were, and so it is in this case.

10,000 hits - and a handful of precious new friends. Not a bad ROI, in your scribe's opinion.


Blogger Sarah Darer Littman said...

It's 9990 now!

I feel like I should navigate away from the page and come back ten times.

But that would be cheating, and the AuthorBabe doesn't approve of cheating. Well, unless someone were to pay her a large bribe, and then she could probably be convinced. All those Chanukah presents didn't come cheap, ya know!

December 11, 2007 9:52 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Actually, AB, it's a smart counter and doesn't include repeat visits from the same online session of a specific computer (I think). Otherwise the number would probably be double, as your scribe loves to re-read his golden words of wisdom. But here at the libe, whenever he navigages away and then returns, the counter number stays the same.

Ooh, presents! I'll bet the kids are making out like bandits, as usual!

December 12, 2007 9:13 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hmm...new coinage..."navigages" - another golden word from scribeland. Though this one probably won't pass the assay test. :-(

December 12, 2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger Erica Ridley said...

How about now! I think I'm visitor 10,000!

December 12, 2007 10:00 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Yay for Erica! She wins the grand prize!

So where are the rest of the Mavens, and Vicki, and Leigh, and Julie, and all my other best-blogbuddies? C'mon, guys, let's hear it for breaking the five-figure mark! Party time!

December 12, 2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

How cool is this!!! Your blog is always on my daily check/read list. :) I wouldn’t miss it. Even when I was too busy to do anything but read and continue on, I was still here.

Seriously, major congrats! You’re killer and Rock in the blog world.

Party hats, drinks (your choice, of course), and lots of fun all around.

December 12, 2007 1:12 PM  
Blogger virtual nexus said...

In for a few golden words of wisdom, Bill


December 12, 2007 1:28 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Thanks, Vicki! If it weren't for you, I'd still be far short of the mark. Let's break out the cyber-champagne!

December 12, 2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Yay for Julie! First well-wisher from across the pond!

So sorry to hear about the dead nun.... :-)

December 12, 2007 1:32 PM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

PARTY! PARTY!! PARTY!!! Is it fancy dress? Champagne for me please! Congragulations!! and on your brilliant navigagion too...

December 12, 2007 2:31 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hi, Leigh! No fancy dress - come in your writing clothes! Champers all 'round!

And thanks for rubbing it in about my navigagional skills, which are secondary only to my errant finger skills.

*Bill drowns his sorrow with another glass of champagne*

December 12, 2007 3:40 PM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

my writing clothes !!! I'm afraid I haven't been able to fit into a pencil skirt for many years... Here's to your next 10,000!

December 12, 2007 5:01 PM  

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