Sunday night update, almost 10:00pm EDT, getting ready to watch In Plain Sight:
Visitor #15,000, we don't know much about you, but we salute you....Visitor #15,000 came in directly to our home page (with no referring site) from Durham, North Carolina, via Verizon.net, didn't leave a comment, and, at least according to Sitemeter, didn't stay very long (0 seconds, 1 page view). I think the problem with Sitemeter is that, unless a visitor clicks somewhere on the page during a visit (scrolling may or may not count), a "zero second" visit is recorded no matter how long you stayed, as most of my BlogExplosion referrals are recorded as 0 seconds rather than the 20-30 seconds required to get "credit" for your visit.
I hadn't realized how important EntreCard was to my blog traffic...until last night and all of today, when the service has been down for almost twenty-four hours due to a fire at their datacenter and we hadn't reached our 15,000th visitor by dinnertime. Our only guests were coming in through Google searches and Battle of the Blogs (and I'm hoping you'll all vote for Roxiticus Desperate Housewives tonight)....do check the Sitemeter at the bottom of this page and be sure to leave a comment if you're the one.
We got this party started last night at visitor number 14,900, as Rex and the girls and I headed out to Lynette's house for a Night with the Scavos (and Mary Alice and Paul, too)....even on a weekend, we'll almost always have 15o visitors per day, but in the past 24 hours, only 90 of you have stopped by. I guess the message is clear to any blogger who doesn't have an EntreCard yet...get one! (but you'll have to wait until the service is back up and running).
I'd also like your vote on when we should celebrate the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives Blogiversary:
- My First Post: The Launch of Roxiticus Desperate Housewives was on August 5, 2005, so we could be coming up on our 3rd Blogiversary this summer.
- However, in October 2005, after only 3 months and less than 20 posts, I quit blogging due to an unpleasant incident with a mean blogger. Then, on or about January 27, 2008, I installed SiteMeter and started blogging in earnest. Since then, I've met nothing but nice new friends in the blogosphere....and that's when we started keeping track of our visitors, so almost 15,000 of you have stopped by over about four months. Or, more accurately, about 50 of my most loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers (Mariuca, LadyJava, Bestest Pal, Matt, 5-Year-Old Matthew-in-the-Corner, Maggie, Wally, Tricia, Berryvox, and more recently Jason, Erik, Sassy Southerner, Sosuna-o-lata, Shinade and Moomette -- I'll put your links in later and if I forgot you please leave a comment on this post to tickle me) have visited 2 or 3 times each day to vote on a Battle of the Blogs and comment, and the rest of our visitors come in through Google searches ("toddler gymnastics Morris County NJ" or "Easter housewife" ??!! or "Bernardsville NJ Restaurants" for example), BlogExplosion surfing, EntreCard, and SocialSpark.
The question at hand for my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers is: which blogiversary, or both, should we celebrate? While you raise a glass to celebrate post #375 and visitor #15,000, please let me know with a comment on this post.
Thanks for visiting, reading, commenting, and coming back again and again!