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gain, thanks for all your kind words of support. I believe that we will get through this mess that I guess I made…
A side effect: All the comments and e-props you gave me placed me somewhere I haven’t been on for a while: Featured Content. Of course, I can’t brag about the numbers of which some can boast–tons of comments, hundreds of e-props–but it was nice to find myself there with my own modest numbers provided generously by you guys.
Being on Featured Content had an unexpected side-effect: I surpassed 50,000 hits before I realized it. Normally, I don’t get a whole lot of hits. I average around seventy to eighty a day. There are those who get a lot of hits and have hit 50G with relative ease, but I never dreamed that I would hit it before my 50th birthday with about nine months to spare. When I first signed on to Xanga, I did so at the insistence of Mr_Mephisto, who went to Japan to teach and wanted to keep in touch through blogging. I thought it was innocent enough, and I thought it might be fun to try something I had only heard of in passing.
I started out writing about issues that I had a passion for: Being JA, baseball, literature. But somewhere along the line, I started to write about myself, as well. This is probably the my narcissistic side rearing it’s ugly head for all to see. Ugh… But I figure some of you who have been reading me for over a year know me as well as anyone, even though you may not actually know who I am–although I know some of you have Googled me and found out exactly who I am…
But I’m so freakin’ addicted now, I don’t know what to do…
Anyway, 50G… Yeah, so I was kind of excited to be approaching this magic number, and wanted to see who number 50,000 would be, but because I was on Featured Content, I was getting hits so fast that I surpassed the milestone before I knew it! Truth be told, I got about 675 hits on Wednesday, which is about 600 more than usual. Now mind you, I’m not trying to brag. I mean, get this: Of these extra 600 visitors, four unknowns left comments. Hmm, lets see, that’s like 0.6%? Hahahahhha. Lets me know how interesting my site is to the everage Xangan, I suppose, which really make me appreciate you regulars.
But what really bugged me was the fact that I couldn’t monitor who might be number 50,000. I mean, that was something I was looking forward to. However, thanks to Sitemeter, I was able to backtrack and got the IP address of Mr./Ms. 50,000. Now, I may or may not know this person, but here’s a brief description:
- S/he is a periodic visitor here, but usually gets here by Googling onigiriman.
- S/he lives in the Eastern Standard Time zone.
- S/he surfs the net on Optimum Online.
- S/he uses Firefox to surf.
- Her/his IP address is 68.XXX.XX.
Does this description fit you? If so, how about sending me an email? I’m not here to expose ya’ but I must admit I am curious. You can confirm your identity by filling in the rest of the above IP address.
Anyway, whoever this person is, thanks for stopping by as the 50,000th visitor.