To the rest of you... I'm not sure what took me so long. :) 10,000 of those are ME so I should have hit this number MUCH sooner. Also, I have spent my life studying and researching what people want. I have made spreadsheet after spreadsheet, charting and measuring what it will take to make sure I please the masses. And apparently it's NOT working. I really need to re-evaluate my methods of cultural wooing because I suck. Maybe I should just offer money. Then I would probably read my OWN blog instead of just clicking for the hits.
Maybe I should focus more on the ever-growing 62 - 68 year old female skateboarding Mercedes mechanics demographic. That's what my magic computer program tells me anyway. (I have been debating on getting another program to pick the right demos to appeal to. This latest suggestion might have made my decision for me.) But whatever it is, I really wasn't planning on hitting that particular number. Especially when I found out that just because you write it doesn't mean people will read. Apparently, that "Field of Dreams" logic only works in the movies.
I have chatted with a few bloggers who I think have GREAT sites and most took a while to reach 20,000 hits. So I'm convinced it doesn't particularly have anything to do with my crappy content. Because their content is WAY better than mine and it took them a while, too. So, I'm leaning on the side of luck in this case. Just consider me lucky. I'll take it. I would rather be lucky than good anyway.
I was going to end it with that but before I could post this I saw something else I consider noteworthy but wouldn't be enough to have a FULL blog about it. But I just thought it was interesting.
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Those stickers went ALL the way across the back window. I had never seen anything like that. It looked like Egyptian hieroglyphics! (I couldn't quite translate it, though. I narrowed it down to either it was telling me the world was going to end on New Years Day, 2012 or that Best Buy was having a 2 for 1 sale on big screen TVs next week. I'm sure neither translation was accurate but I know which is more likely to happen. So I'm going to party like it's 2011!)
I also couldn't help but think... Good thing the parents opted for the luggage rack package on that Nissan Quest they were driving or they wouldn't have ANY place for those extra kids. If I were them, on my Sunday grocery trips, I would strap 4 car seats to the top of the car in the luggage rack with the actual kids names taped to the back of the seat. That way, anyone reading that back of my car would really have to think if those car seats are really used this way or not. (I would also embellish the joke if I saw people staring at the car when I came out of the store. I would start calling for one of the kids whose name is on one of the car seats. After a quick search, I would end it with, "I told Johnny to stay right there (pointing at the car seat) until I got back! Oh, well... I have 11 more just like him at home.")
That would make ME laugh. And I guess that's what really matters. (At least that's what my computer program tells me.) :)
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