Tuesday, September 4, 2007

TODAY I BREAK 1000-HOPEFULLY



Today is the day I suspect I will break the 1000 visitor mark on my web page and blog. One thousand sounds like such a pathetic little number when visiting sites that have one million hits a day but Perez Hilton I am not (that would be fun as long as I could look like me and not him) and the site does not contain sex or pornography, and God knows I am not google, so I am extremely happy with my paltry 1000 hits.

My counter really only tracks hits to the website, not necessarily the blog so "officially" I am approaching 1000 but am sure there have been more than 1000 visitors to the blog - plus I didn't add the counter for at least a month in. I never expected more than a few friends and family members to check me out once in a while so I am happy to be hitting this mark only a little over two months after I started my site.

When I started the website I planned it as a place to put photos of Noelle, my granddaughter, so friends and distant family could experience and share in her growth and it turned into much more. It is a tribute to my family, especially my grandparents, as well as a glimpse into my childhood and life - mostly through photos.

The blog was something I thought I would try my hand at because I am opinionated as hell and think the world should listen to my take on things. Its quite delusional and self-important to believe anyone would, or should, listen to my take on world events, or music, or anything else for that matter, but I have learned I am in good company and there are millions of self-anointed princes (and princesses) of the blogosphere.

There are several individuals who are Loyal Friends and True (as Bob Barker used to say on The Price is Right) and I appreciate your support - especially my "Stranger Friends" from Flickr who continue to encourage me and I am surprised to find I now have regular email contact with a few individuals that have reviewed the web site (or blog) and felt a connection or wanted to explain their appreciation - this is an unexpected but wonderful side effect.

So I thank each of you for taking a glance every now and then and cheers to the next thousand, or ten thousand, or how about a million..............

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am trying - you will attain the 1,000 TODAY - on the way to a million - like your site much better than Perez Hilton for sure Chris. Take care...

Palestar

Anonymous said...

1000 you did it! Palestar

Gpawilli said...

Thanks Palestar..... YOU DID IT....

HURRAY!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WE did it!!! Take care and have a terrific day!

Anonymous said...

Chris - left a message for you on my site...

;) Palestar

Gpawilli said...

you are too good to me.

Thanks

Palestar

Anonymous said...

(insert me screaming like a girl!)
Congratulations!!!
Even better to be hit with a diamond like Palestar!
Have a Fabulous Day
Neicey

Gpawilli said...

Thanks Neicey

Anonymous said...

For us all the internet is so much fun - so take care y'all...

May the wind be always at your back and the road rise up to meet you - and may you be a long time in heaven 'fore the devil knows your gone... ;=)

Arm Jerker J. said...

1000 is really important man! Nothing to sneeze at! Congrats. And I've noticed people have been clicking to your site from my site. Maybe I should make the link go directly to the blog instead?

Gpawilli said...

I don't think they register when they go directly to my blog since I have it hooked up to my website counter. I should probably change that.

J - Thanks for ALL you support and encouragement.