Like most bloggers, I am obsessed with my traffic stats. Which makes absolutely no sense. It's not like I get a nickel (or anything, apart from a stroke to my ego) whenever one of you opens this page. But yesterday I put a counter over there in the right-hand column so anybody who's interested can watch this blog become famous.*
As I write this, SiteMeter is telling me that 1,539 visitors have looked at my blog during the past 14 days. That's a lie. If you came yesterday and then again today, you were counted twice. So it's actually 1,539 visits, not visitors. I have no idea how many actual warm bodies are represented in that number. I believe my sister and my Number One Son come every day, so that accounts for 28 visits (in the past two weeks) right there. Still, I'm thrilled that lots of people seem to be enjoying this blog, and I just wanted to say thanks for reading. And double thanks if you've told friends about me or linked to me from your place.
Those of you who weren't around when I began this project five months ago may be interested in reading my very first post, which is right here.
*I'm feeling mischievous today, so I believe I'll just let you wonder whether I'm kidding or dreaming big.
Looking for Oprah's address?
Ever since I posted this entry about Oprah Winfrey's book club, I've been getting "how can I write to Oprah?" queries from Google every single day. I should have known that saying "Oprah" so many times in one blog entry would catch Google's attention.
I don't have Oprah's address, but here is a link to her official website. You're very welcome.