Monday, April 21, 2008

Hello Out There!

I just found out about this thing called Site Meter that you can set up on your blog to monitor how many people come to your website, and I am now kind of obsessed with it.  When I was talking to my friend about setting it up, I joked that I was taking bets on whether 5 or 15 people came and checked this page out every day.  But guess what.  I get around 60 visits a day! [UPDATE: Monday evening. I just checked, and it turns out on weekdays I get closer to 120. Wow.] Who knew? I know, it's nothing huge, but it's kind of funny to think about people I've never met reading what I write. What's even cooler is that I can tell where people check from (city, state, country, but no names, birthdates, or social security numbers) and what google searches send them to me.  

So I'd like to say hello to all the people out there that read my stories. I don't know who you are, but thanks for stopping by from Colorado Springs, CO, Simpson, NC,  San Diego, CA,  Santa Fe, NM, Philadelphia, PA,  Orem, UT,  Lithonia, GA,  Irving, TX,  San Antonio, TX,  Dayton, OH, Monroe, NY, Winnipeg, Manitoba,  Virginia Beach, VA, Oklahoma City, OK, and, of course, Austin, TX and Raleigh/Durham, NC. Feel free to say hello, or keep quiet, that's fine, too.  Either way, it's kind of cool that you're out there reading.  

The funniest part is the google searches that send folks to my site on accident.  My recent favorites are "Leslie butt," "rear and plunge," and "riding a texas jackrabbit."  I wonder what they were really looking for?

All right, this is the end of my truncated Monday morning post.  I'm seriously under the gun for writing my comps essays, so off I go.  But just cause I love you all, my friends, I'll leave you with a little of my favorite dude, Mr. Bill Cosby.  I've been getting myself psyched up for an upcoming visit I've got to make to the dentist's office (which I HATE, thank you very much) and listening to this routine always makes me feel a little better about the whole process. It's a 7 minute video, just fyi, and the part where he talks like his lips are numb makes me wet myself every time.

11 comments:

Sarah McBride said...

add charlotte, NC to you readership.
I found your blog through list of the day and LOVE IT. You make me laugh every day.
thanks!

Cheasty said...

Hi, Sarah! Thanks so much!

Sam said...

Hello from Lakewood, OH. Ditto to what Sarah said, I wandered over here from LOTD and wander back everyday. You are just too funny!

Cheasty said...

hey, sam! you're the one who knew what the antelope was, right? thanks for the visits.

I posted both y'all two up to my blog roll.

Alison said...

Hi, Cheasty! Colorado Springs, here. Like the previous posters, I found you through LOTD. I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I've laughed, I've cried, I've cried from laughing. You have such a wonderful writing story that I keep coming back. I had been in the process of starting a blog when I found yours. Now I'm intimidated!

Thanks for all the great posts!

Cheasty said...

Whoa, Alison. How many times have I thought you were my friend Alison in Austin and maybe it was really you? Have you commented before? This is crazy! Well I'm glad you keep coming back, and don't be intimidated -- if you start your own blog, let me know and I'll put you on my roll, for what it's worth. :)

Alison said...

Nope, this is my first comment. I always notice Austin Alison though because it's rare to find our name with only one L. (I'll let you know when my blog is up and running.)

Sarah said...

Irving Tx Well there is a couple of us. I found you from LOTD and told a couple of my coworker/friends about your blog. We all now check back daily. :)

Cheasty said...

wow, crazy. thanks for that, irving!

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

oh, and potomac, md. ;)

i have sitemeter too and am also obsessed.

Ashesh said...

I have to see my dentist too and I'm not looking forward to it. But watching the cosby video does ease some pain. :)