Since i moved this site over from blogger.com to typepad.com, i have had almost 100,000 hits. Tomorrow sometime, some lucky person will hit my site for the 100,000th time. Will that be you? I need to think up a special prize.
UPDATE: Maybe i should hand out that trophy tomorrow? You would have to come to my virtual office for the ceremony. Yeah. That would be fun. I could also just invite you all to come to my office tomorrow and we could celebrate together?
Are u up for that? I would give you the address and info tomorrow, around 4pm GMT.
How does the new site compare with my old site on blogspot?
It looks better, i have much more control over it, but it is not as nearly as popular. When i started it, i didnt know of any other Christians who were blogging. Now there are thousands of them. My old one, despite not looking very good and not having comments, still gets lots of traffic, even though i have not touched it for 6 MONTHS!. According to these stats today , my traffic ranking is holding steady, declining only a little - who would have thought?. Even weirder is that it was awarded Number 3 top blogspot site a long time after i had closed it down.
Here are the stats for this present site on typepad.
You will notice that my stats are not really increasing, and that the amount of people coming is not really a huge deal anymore. This is good. There are hundreds of great blogs out there and there should be more. I am happy to decrease and have some others increase.
Oh yeah. You can see how everyone else is doing by going to Alexa and typing in their full url in the box at the top. But remember, its not about numbers. We all would rather have fewer but more committed people. A few friends is better than a crowd of strangers. And if you ever find yourself checking your stats a little too often, then it might be time to crucify your site and go on a blog fast.
I did it last summer. So did Jordon Cooper. So did Rudy. Its a great way to purge yourself of ego and addiction to stats.