Sunday, May 18, 2008


Sometime today, well, sometimes in the next couple of hours, I will get my 100,000 unique visitor to the blog. I think that's supposed to be one of those significant blogging milestones. And it only took me two and half years to reach it. Actually, in a couple of weeks, I will also post my 1,000 post to the blog. So that's a couple of them in a short period of time.

I know there are more wildly read blogs out there, both nationally, in Nunavut and in Newfoundland. But still, it is kind of cool to think about all the people who have deliberately made the choice to seek me out in the big, wide blogosphere (what a terrible word) and the ever bigger, wider internet to see what I had to say on any given day.

So, thanks.

And with such an occasion upon me, I should really give some thought if there are any changes I want to make to the blog. Tomorrow I'll talk about that. Today, I'm going to get back to hacking away at the first four chapters of the novel. I'd like to have them in reasonably decent shape by the end of the day.

Last Five
1. Girl wedged under the front of a firebird - Matthew Good
2. Lay down beside me - Allison Krauss and John Waite
3. Bad fog of lonliness (live) - Neil Young
4. Back home weather - Matt Mays*
5. When rivers rise - Spirit of the West


Megan said...

Very impressive.

Don't change things too much, you hear? I like this place the way it is. :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats. I'm pretty sure you should be one of the best read blogs out there. Sometimes there is just no justice. I think my stats are down a little this year, part of which I ascribe to more feed readers etc. I am intrigued that neither of my stat counters catch all of the stats, although StatCounter does a much better job that Typepad Stats (Typepad Stats has been running about a year longer that StatCounter and StatCounter will pass the total stats in a month or so.)

In Iqaluit said...

Congratulations! I have been reading your blog almost daily for about 2 years. I enjoy it very much. Am interested to hear what kind of changes you are thinking about... I can't think of anything I would change off the top of my head.

I have a cool story on how I started reading your blog. Well, it's cool to me.

towniebastard said...

Well? I'm curious. Drop me a line if you don't want to put it up on the blog. I'm always curious as to how people who aren't friends make their way here.

Scarlet said...

Yesterday I was unique and today... I'm just a stalker. What is it about reading blogs that makes you feel like one?

towniebastard said...

I never feel like a stalker when I read blogs. I just enjoy reading the intelligent and interesting ones.

So don't feel like a stalker...unless you start leaving things outside of my apartment. Then you should feel like a stalker.

Scarlet said...

Things? Newborn puppies in baskets? I promise I have no energy for actual stalking. I admit that reading your blog from earlier May about the Beautiful Mommy website made me laugh and is the reason I read blogs but coming back to the same one daily makes me feel slightly like I'm peeking into someone's window.

Anonymous said...

Say... if your changes involve dumping the mascot can I have him?