Friday, May 01, 2009

you can learn a lot from BoN

ok, it's been ten crazy days since MPC was named blog of note (still thanking you, gods of google) and i've been overwhelmed--more than 15,000 folks have come and had a look.  that's crazy, man! don't get me wrong, i love it and i'm very grateful that so many have stopped by to see what randomness came out my brain and onto the screen. i've also learned a few things...

things i've learned checking my site meter:
  • someone posted my post on the new new world order to a website called conspirama: the best of conspiracy and the paranormal. kinda cool, but frankly, that post doesn't pose all that many conspiracy theories. i can write one that does, however. :-) i read ALL of those books on kennedy and marilyn monroe...
  • someone from Nilai, Negeri Sembilan is looking at my blog right now as i write this. i don't even know where that is! somewhere in africa? indonesia? myanmar? i really don't know!
  • people do a lot of blog surfing from work on monday...there's a big jump on mondays after the weekend. i can only assume that it's when people get back to the computer at work!
things i've learned from comments:
  • my snow white story was viewed as a whole lot sadder than i meant it.
  • my musings on the zone, which i found a little navel gazing myself, were something people could really relate to and which generated some really great comments. that makes me really happy because everyone should experience the zone
  • lots of you guys are funny.
things i've learned from the follower thing:
  • lots of people follow without commenting.
  • this might be a good thing in light of how many are now following. i'm already using 29% of my gmail inbox and am notoriously bad about deleting things after i've read them.
  • it's way fun.
  • i remember that it wasn't that long ago i was offering a prize to my 50th follower. seriously, it wasn't even two months ago. 
  • i thought i would do a shout-out to #300 when it reached that. and then suddenly it was 400 and last night, before i went to bed, i saw it become 500. i've clearly got to get quicker about these shout-outs. 
  • i love you guys.
this whole thing has opened up a whole new world to me and for that, i am very grateful on this friday. thank you for stopping by!

note:  if you comment with an email address behind your comment, rather than one of those "no-reply blogger" addresses, then you will quite likely get a response. :-)

26 comments:

The Fragrant Muse said...

I can only say that you are finally getting the recogition you deserve.

You are a talented writer.

-Liz

Char said...

yay...all good stuff right?

lovely_lala17 said...

Great job, Julie! You're a great writer...If you have time, you should check out my blog!

http://thelifeoflala.blogspot.com

Madame Ladybug said...

I found your blog through Blogs of Note and I really like it. :)

You mentioned something about checking your site meter... Is there a way to do that on here? I haven't found that.

Just Jules said...

now you are at 577 - really! crazy is right!

hope you always remember the little people that were there to remember your request for follower #50

hope you are back from Norway and not stuck at the airport due to vacation

kristina said...

it's so great to see your followers increase every day!
have a nice weekend!

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

I do almost all of blog surfing at work - I mean, what is work for but slacking off for 7 hours and pretending to do work for the other hour before going home and collapsing on the couch proclaiming "what a hard day!"

Puventhan said...

Well, read the one where you said you have not a clue someone from Nilai, Negeri Sembilan was viewing your blog. Haha.. It's actually in Malaysia, Southeast Asia.

P.S : Very nice blog. Truth to tell, I am finding how to express myself in words. Still looking. But you gave me some illumination. Thanks.

Barb said...

Wow, I didn't know I was following a celebrity. Does that make me a groupie??? Barb xo

nicole addison said...

im one of the new 577 but congratulations! i love reading your blog and i'm excited it was on blog of note! i have to say you deserve it and im looking forward to checking the rest of it out ;)
oh and i'll let ya know when i get to 5 followers haha! have a great weekend!!
[http://myteacupsinpeony.blogspot.com]

Molly said...

I must confess to blithely responding to 'no-reply blogger' addresses for ages before realising they really meant that. No reply.
Duh.
15 000! That's a lot of internet slackers!
Ah, prouder than ever to have been your 1st follower ... :)

Chantelle said...

Good on you. You deserve it. x

B said...

I kind of suspected the Monday blogging thing. I'm guilty myself, not that I don't do it Tuesday to Friday! Hope you enjoyed your free day!

Angels March said...

Congratulations on all your success!

Suecae Sounds said...

Congratiulations. Just soak it in. Savor the moment, as some would say. :)

Clare said...

and look, now you are at almost #600! I am your #300. yay. I am so glad that I found your BON and one day I hope to be one. (Not sure how that will happen!)

Clare,

http://clare-thisandthat.blogspot.com
misshereford@yahoo.com

Nate said...

will u please follow my blog!!!!

http://nate-glovy.blogspot.com

Wise Lunatic said...

I hope someday people even know my blog exists. I'm fairly new to this whole blogging thing whether it be reading or writing and I have to say your blog is what I aspire for mine to be. It's interesting, makes me smile and in my life it's a nice little break from school and work and family. Kudos on being recognized.

Sandra said...

From another who remembers your prize to #50, congratulations.

KLo said...

One of my favorite things about you is your ability to reflect. It's why I love your blog (and follow it ... and comment whenever I can), and it's why I have so much respect for you :)

Keep up the great work : )!!!!!!!

*adibalala; said...

Oh, hello dear.
I know exactly where Nilai, Negeri Sembilan! Its in Malaysia. My country. :)

Nice blog you have here. No wonder you are of one ths BON. :))))))

beth said...

congrats on all the readers from all over finding you....how exciting !!! and now, help me, would you please ??
I don't know how to make sure comments come across with my email as opposed to no-reply....

Cyndy said...

Dear Julochka and Extranjera,

My name is Cyndy, and I am one of your new followers (I liked when one comment referred to us as groupies!). Indeed, it feels like I have been stalking you both these last couple of weeks, and I feel like I need to come clean. I have a blog, but until tonight I had limited its readers to only those who I knew. Because I have enjoyed your blogs so much, and would not have found them unless you were open to the public, I have opened up 110Penned and have dedicated tonight's post to the two of you. (http://110penned.blogspot.com/) In your honor, I wrote two lists: honesty and blessings. If you should decide to dig further into the blog, you will find random posts about a small town in rural central Pennsylvania, poetry that celebrates the beauty of nature and the ups and downs of friendships, a lot of references to laundry, and pictures of my kids whose smiles make me smile. Most everything is written with a wry sense of humor served with a twist of sarcasm, unless I am gushing about the beauty of this little valley I call home.

I look forward to following your blogs, enjoying a cup of coffee each morning and reading about your lives a half a world away from here. Skol!

Kortnii said...

I found you on blog of note just now, at the bottom of the list. love he blog youve got going on. ill have to keep on touch and when i follow, i leave comments, promise haha
take care, keep writing
Xk

Liss said...

I thought I'd come and say Hi and discovered this amazing news. I never check BON but I think I will now, you never know what you might discover.

Congrats and well deserved.

afah said...

..hi..congrats on your BON..i will be the third person to tell you where Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, is..yes, it's in Malaysia, my country, at the fringe of Kuala Lumpur, its capital..about 500 km from Singapore..good luck..and regards to hubby..