Saturday, May 31, 2008

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives Always Up for a Celebration: Raise a Glass to our 15,000th Visitor and 375th Post!

Ever since we hit our 10,000th visitor and 300th post back on May 8th, the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives have been looking forward to a celebration of our 15,000th visitor, but had hoped to be able to announce our 400th post at the same time. Lucky for me (and hopefully for all of you), life gets in the way of blogging, so I must ask you to raise a glass to Post #375 instead.

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, 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) 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!



Cindi @ Moomettesgram's Musings said...

Me thinks we should celebrate both ~ always up for a party! That's how desperate in CT I am! A WAHM needs an occasion to dress up & celebrate something! Will need advance notice and several hours to put on my makeup though! Keep up the good work ~ and enjoy the beach!

Matthew S. Urdan said...

Congratulations on your milestones! What's really amazing is your quality has remained first rate and top notch--there are no throw-away posts here--the pay per posts are especially creative. You are blogging at a high level and deserve to celebrate--any chance you get.

I'm raising many glasses today: first to the Red Wings for an awesome 2-1 victory in Pittsburgh last night, and now to you! With entrecard being down today, it might be an awesome day for drinking!


Margaret said...

Looks like you still need 7 more. Hope you make it today for sure! I'll be watching the fireworks go off!


suzette said...

Oops 3 more to go... should have come in perhaps a minute later? ;)

Anyway, if you've originally targetted for 400th and 15kth together, then you must have done a better job than you originally thought, coz with less number of posts you have achieved yor visitors target! (I'm always optimistic) Hehehe!

BTW, thanks a lot for leaving that nice comment with useful tips. I never thought people want to read about my kids - I thought they are boring and add no value to others! :p

I have not seen your other blogs in BOTB, perhaps they go into battles less frequently as this blog. :) If I do come across, I'll sure vote for you... and sorry to hear the loses, but I'm sure you can turn that trend around. :)

Alright, good luck in your battle - just voted for you, 4th in a row... :) (didn't have the time to leave a comment earlier)

LJP said...

Congratulations Roxy! I enjoy reading your posts, whatever their number! I also voted for you in BOTB :-)

suzette said...

Another vote for you! Hahahaha! Wow, you are so gungho in this botb game ya? A great warrior? LOL! But I like voting in your battles coz they give high credits. :p

BTW, I come back now and it is 15,008 --> missed it by 8 visitors! :p

Spicy Bug said...

Congrats girl, I always enjoy reading you!

Mariuca said...

Yay, thanks for the linky love Roxy... it all started when I left u a comment on ur post abt ur losing streak on BOTB!! Am so happy I met u via BE and we became friends! :)

You know, I had an unpleasant blogging experience last year too. I "quit" blogging just for one weekend though he he! :)

Finally I get to drop of my EC today.

Ana said...

Congratulations! I think both are worth a big party!

Henson Ray said...

Congrats on your 15,000th visitor and 375th post. You certainly would make Bree proud. As for when to celebrate...I'd say you use the 2008 relaunch date...and since it's in January, seems like a perfect time to start anything. (So sorry to hear you had an unpleasant experience with a blogger and it made you quit writing. No one has the right to take away your voice or creativity, and I'm glad you finally came back to the blogosphere.) As for the earlier "20 posts," you can always chaulk that up to experience. Congrats again, and good luck with the next 15,000.

JMom said...

Could it be I was your 15,000 visitor? I may have been on my entrecard dropping spree so I didn't stop long.

But I do stop once in a while to catch up on what's new.

Today, I came fro SS. I just finished the Where's Mary opp and thought I'd check out how you did yours. :)

Congratulations on your milestones!


Emmyrose said...

Congratulations :)

You always have my vote at Blog Explosion.

Cheers to you and keep up the good work!