Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to me

After reading Mike's post about him finally getting 10K hits, I decided to see if I hit the mark yet.  Turns out I did.  Actually, this happened on January 24th, the day after NY became 1 month old.

My first blog was on livejournal.  Not sure if I even made to 5 posts before I lost interest.  Livejournal's ugly, free version sucks and I only knew one other person there who wasn't a very frequent poster or reader.

My first post on Insanity Now was on May 10th, 2007, though my google analytics statistics are only from January 2nd.  I probably hit the 10K mark before.

There are two main people who I have to thank for helping me get here.  Sally Hazel of My take on motherhood is the reason I started this blog.  I don't remember if she told me about the blog while I was trying to annoy her into joining Facebook or if I saw it on her FB profile after she joined, I think it was the former.  Reading her blog inspired me to go back to what I started before and hopefully not give up as I did last time.

There was one problem, she didn't have a lot of readers and neither did I.  Google wasn't sending me many visitors and I didn't quite know how to get some myself.  Then, one fine day, through the magic of FB, Frum Skeptic found my blog.  We had a lot of friends in common and my profile is completely open, with a link to my blog.  Once we exchanged links, things took off.  Instead of getting one or two visitors per day, it became ten, then twenty, culminating with my current stats of 35 average on days when there are no new posts and a nice 60 average when there are.

A big thank you to Sally and FS for helping me get here and thanks to everyone else for reading and linking.

And now it's time to put this blog to rest.
So long and thanks for all the fish.

Kidding. ;-)


  1. You almost scared me there with that last one. What would the world be like without the great Russian karate kimono cool dude. My gosh the world would probably not be the same. lol.

  2. Wow, don't do this to me at three o'clock in the morning - I'm not as young as I used to be, I can't stand the shock!

  3. Thank Gd its a joke, who would fight off the trolls.

  4. Congrats on hitting 10,000!

    and I had a feeling you were kidding!

  5. You made me angry and scared... but then i found your 'kidding'.

    Congrats on nice numbers. What's your next goal? 10k in three months?

  6. Congrats and thanks for the honorable mention! Glad (touched?) to know that something I do still inspires:)

    Loved "And now it's time to put this blog to rest. So long and thanks for all the fish."<--an excellent sample of your writing:)

  7. Sorry I'm late. Congrats fot 10,000 and the Douglas Adams joke.

  8. Thanks yall.

    btw, I much prefer Starship Titanic. The last Hitchhiker's book sucked.

  9. Starship Titanic is awesome - I mean, Douglas Adams AND Terry Pratchett?

  10. Moshe, do you think the comments after mine have more than one meaning?

  11. Aha. Must be my overactive imagination...
    Btw, on sale front, sad but Kings Kosher is going out of business.

  12. That's sad, I never got to see that store yet, but I heard its bigger than pomegranate, maybe I'll have to finally check it out.

  13. Ah? What? What did I miss? What were you imagining? Tell me!

    What store?

  14. store- near citi bank by Kings Highway and P and E. 14 or 15 not sure.

  15. :-)

    I am so cool, I send readers to bloggers. :)


    seriously tho... with or without me, your blog is so much fun. So random. lol. :-)

    hope you continue on writing and get many many many more hits!! :-)

  16. I'm like Jerry Seinfeld with a multiple personality disorder. :-D

  17. Hehe, you think you are going to escape from us? We will find you and stalk you in Brooklyn. Hehe.
    All kidding aside, happy blog anniversary.