Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I went viral last week!
No, it has nothing to do with the swine flu...
Someone decided that my Napoleon Dynamite post was pretty cool and he (or she) decided to submit the link to www.reddit.com, which is a website that people go to see "what's hot" today. Well, apparently a lot of people go there to see "what's hot" because when I woke up the next morning, I had over 3,200 hits to my blog in a 4 hour period!
Keep in mind that I maybe have had 2,000 hits to my blog in the last 15 months!
All day Friday I kept checking the numbers and it was increasing rapidly...at the end of the first day I had 15,964 hits!
Here are some interesting facts from my 1 day of going viral...
I had people from all 50 states, with a high of 1,359 from California and a low of 12 from Wyoming.
I had visitors from 94 countries, including Afghanistan (1), Iraq (1) and China (40).
Also, I had another website link to my blog because of the reddit.com exposure...here is a website called laughingsquid.com that said some nice things about me.
The second day saw the number of visitors drop to a more reasonable 751, then it was 289 and then 134 on day 4...
Anyway, it was pretty neat to see my little old blog get some worldwide exposure. I am pretty positive that none of these thousands of people will ever come back, but that's ok. I don't do this blog to entertain the world, just the people in my world.
If you like my blog and want an e-mail telling you when it has been updated, then all you have to do is just click on the link that says "Follow" near the top of the blog.
Here is a complete list of countries who visited on the first full day of going viral, listed from the country with the most visitors to the countries with the least.
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Finland, France, Denmark, New Zealand, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Mexico, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, South, Africa, Poland, India, Romania, Greece, Israel, Brazil, Croatia, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia, Argentina, Philippines, Estonia,Czech Republic, Portugal, Hungary, Slovenia, Iceland, China, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Russia, Pakistan, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Macedonia, Bermuda, Peru, Grenada, Cyprus, Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Panama, Vietnam, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Malta, Latvia, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Guernsey, Macau, SAR China, Lebanon, Jamaica, Aruba, Haiti, Iraq, Honduras, Egypt, Bahrain, Venezuela, Cayman Islands, Belize, Paraguay, Afghanistan, Isle of Man, Albania, Qatar, Nepal and Kuwait.