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15 Minutes

2010 September 14
by Sarah

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!

3 Responses Post a comment
  1. jaimieteekell permalink
    September 14, 2010

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

    • September 14, 2010

      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

    Woo hoo, girlfriend!!

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