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15 Minutes

September 14, 2010

When I started my England travel series, I never expected it would draw the kind of attention it did. At first I thought nothing of a couple comments from complete strangers on my Day 2 post, but when they kept rolling in I got curious. Imagine my shock and surprise when my blog stats pointed me to the WordPress homepage!

What the what?!? Then I clicked through to the travel page and it started to sink in a little bit more.

A big shout out to my friends Jon and Jaimie who told me to take a screenshot because that thought had not even crossed my mind. I spent the rest of the afternoon completely distracted—when I should have been busy writing the next day’s post—as I watched my pageviews grow by the hundreds. I ended the day with over 1,000 views, and had over 650 views the following day. (!!!) I knew I had better enjoy my 15 minutes of fame ’cause there was no way those kind of numbers were going to last.

However, I did pick up a handful of new subscribers (and subscribed to a few new people myself) through it all. I hope you new people will stick around. Don’t be shy! I enjoy interesting conversation (or gratuitous comments, let’s be honest) and often reply back in the comments.

I enjoyed another, oh, 15 seconds of fleeting fame a few days later when I came across this in my Facebook feed:

All this from a series I was sure only friends and family would take the time to read. I am glad others have been able to get some enjoyment out of our trip as well!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. jaimieteekell permalink
    September 14, 2010 9:49 am

    Ha! That’s cool about the Yagoot thing. And also kind of creepy. *creeped out by FB*

    • September 14, 2010 12:06 pm

      Yeah, and the weird thing is that they probably found the post using one of the online research tools that Jeff’s company makes.

  2. Megan permalink
    September 14, 2010 9:52 am

    Woo hoo, girlfriend!!

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