Monday, August 18, 2014

Gosh, This Surprised Me

I went looking at my Stats page on Blogger and hadn't noticed that sometime in the last two weeks, I went over 1,000,000 page views in the life of this blog.
Thanks, folks.  I know I've made some friends who have commented, maybe made contact via email and have been reading here almost since the start - certainly since the first year.

I always find funny things in the search terms that lead people here.  This week included "JJ Cale" (three times), "cardio when can't run" (twice) and "civil air patrol dating memes" (twice).  I have no idea why that last one led a couple of disappointed people here.  My most viewed page ever, as it has been for some time, is my page on building my AR-15 from an 80% lower.  Blogger allows me to list my 10 most popular posts ever, which is down at the bottom of the right column.  


  1. Congratulations sir!
    Good ol' Borepatch noticed too.
    I just hit a half million the other day so I know how it kind of sneaks up on you.

    Here is to a couple more!

  2. Thanks, guys. You're both among my daily reads.

    Miguel, you're an amazing content generator. What do you put up? Something like three posts every day?

  3. Congrats!

    I'm still scratching for 250k....

  4. Well done, sir. You have some great stuff here, and it must be a fair amount of work. It's appreciated.

    Search referrals - I think I remember how to fake them and just tried one with steampunk in it. See it?

    73, Jim

  5. Thanks, Jim. I don't see steampunk now.

    Maybe it takes a while to show up?

  6. I came here after being promised doughnuts and pr)n. But the tech stuff is cool too.

  7. I would expect it should have shown up by now, altho it depends on what software you're using to look at the http server log with, and what selection criteria is being used (if any) for results.

    Anyway, 2nd test just done with another technique. If it shows up, I'm interested in the 3rd word in the query.

    Anyway, just fun stuff to play with.

    73, Jim

  8. Jim,

    I'm using the "Stats" page that comes in Blogger and I'm just seeing regular search terms. Nothing that stands out as odd. The only one that seems a little odd is "tomato northern lights heirloom", but I have posted on my tomato gardens before.


  9. Odd. Oh well, maybe I've forgotten how I did it. If it comes to me I'll try again and let you know.

    Anyway, have a great vacation!

    73, Jim