Milestones

Sometime today Blue Collar Atheist will reach 100,000 reader hits. I know other bloggers here will smile indulgently at that number — PZ probably gets that many an HOUR — but to me it’s something special.

From my first post on Aug. 24 — just 55 days ago — I’ve written 133 posts, received 940 comments (Thank you!), and gotten approximately 30 billion bits of spam — mostly about penis enlargement. (I try not to take it personally.)

My best day ever, Sept. 17, I posted “Amish Men Saved From Burning in Hell” and got 7,222 hits.

My worst day (after the formal rollout, anyway) was Oct. 6, with 1,150 hits. I think that might have been the day I posted the Narwhal Song, the Badger Badger Badger animation, and pictures of Bill O’Reilly in a thong.

So far, none of the comments have included the phrases “You suck!” or “I hope you burn in hell!”, and there have been zero death threats, proposals of marriage or offers of gratuitous sex.

I have also, thus far, failed to attract my first Christian troll. But I suppose that’s why the Sweet Baby Jesus made tomorrows.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Camels With Hammers

    Keep up this wit and economy of expression and I’m sure 200,000 will come even more quickly than 100,000 has. Congratulations on the milestone!

    I was just tonight looking over the numbers from my first 28 months as a blogger here and realizing that sometime soon I will pass 500,000 all time page clicks (with more than a fifth of them coming in just the last month and a half!). Again, PZ gets half a million hits in a week, I think!

    Anyway, it’s amazing how they add up, here’s hoping they’re all as satisfied as clicks as mine are.

  • Chakolate

    “So far, none of the comments have included the phrases “You suck!” or “I hope you burn in hell!”, and there have been zero death threats, proposals of marriage or offers of gratuitous sex.”

    You are clearly not doing your job if you’re not getting death threats. Try harder! (and congratulations!)

  • geocatherder

    I’d throw in a marriage proposal, except that I’m already married. :-)

  • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

    So far, none of the comments have included the phrases “You suck!” or “I hope you burn in hell!”, and there have been zero death threats, proposals of marriage or offers of gratuitous sex.

    I have also, thus far, failed to attract my first Christian troll.

    You suck! I hope you burn in hell! I’m going to kill you in your sleep! Marry me. I’ll take you to a hotel and we’ll have a wild time indeed! Jesus was real because the Bible says he was real, qed.

    (I think that was satisfactory. Congrats on the milestones! I really enjoy your blog :3 )

    • Hank Fox

      Ha! I actually Laughed Out Loud. Thank you!

      (I was really expecting someone would click on the Bill O’Reilly link and damn me to hell for that.)

    • http://secularcafe.org Ray Moscow

      You beat me to the inflammatory comments!

      • bad Jim

        I don’t have any imagination either.

  • carolw

    I clicked on the BillO link. Damn you to hell!

  • Roddg

    I suspect, now that your with freethoughtblogs, your hits will increase. I, for one, had no idea you were out there, and I like what I see.

  • Hank Fox

    Whew! 100,000 hits at a few minutes before 11 p.m. Thank you all!

  • Chakolate

    You’re welcome. Boy, is my clicker finger tired!

  • lordshipmayhem

    Spam can be fun. One fine afternoon, my nephew went up to check his e-mail – he had an offer to help him enlarge his breasts. As we snickered about that, his sister went up to check her e-mail, and came back to the living room howling with laughter – she had an offer to enlarge her penis.

    We concluded that spammers have a lot to learn about mammalian anatomy.

  • Lori

    I’m so ashamed, curse you!


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