Been Here Before?

I’ve heard it said that coaches in most sports don’t like it when players celebrate too exuberantly after a big goal, touchdown, home run, whatever – they tell the scorer to, “Act like you’ve been there before.” (I’m such a winner that I don’t even notice how awesomely I’m winning!) I’m no athlete, but I can tell you that’s easier said than done, because I’ve been doing the blogger equivalent of the Alex Ovechkin “hot stick” celebration since Friday, when my post from last Thursday was featured on the “Freshly Pressed” section of the WordPress home page. And in the first spot no less! And because it was the weekend, for three whole days!

In those three days, the blog overall had about 11,000 page views – 7,600 coming to that post, but the remainder from folks clicking around to read other things. How much beyond the norm is this? Well, in all of 2010 – my best year ever, visitation-wise – the blog had 22,242 page views. And both Saturday and Sunday’s totals were higher than the entirety of May – my busiest month to date. Most excitingly, a lot of people replied – there were 70-some comments from new readers, and 78 “likes.” Positive feedback is a little like crack for writers, and to get that much was a gigantic high. Of course, now I want more…

There’s no pretending I’ve been here before. This is above and beyond any expectations I ever had and I am (still) absolutely 100% thrilled. So, yeah. HOT. STICK.

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4 thoughts on “Been Here Before?

  1. Shannon June 7, 2011 / 8:30 am

    Spike that football, Sarah. You’ve earned it!

  2. Mom June 7, 2011 / 11:10 am

    Right on, Shannon!! Well deserved recognition of what your Mom knew all along. Yeah   

  3. Les Aventures de Nadz ! June 7, 2011 / 11:49 am

    good for you! Hopefully one day it will happen to me too ;o) but in the french world of blogging ;o)
    I’m one of the many newcomers to your blog and I just subscribe to it. Keep up the good work!

  4. wendalicious June 27, 2011 / 9:46 pm

    I got 10 page views as a direct result of your blog jackpot…so thanks!

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