Monday, May 7, 2012

You only have yourself to blame...a milestone and a little giveaway



It happened late last night or early this morning, depending on your perspective.  I knew the time was close at hand.



The blog went over 100,000 hits.  It's a drop in the bucket compared to 30 Year Old Cardboard who just hit 500,000 (and is having a contest to celebrate), but I never expected to be around long enough or have enough readers to hit 100K. 

When I started this blog on October 1, 2009, I was obsessed with hits and followers, two numbers that I still pay attention too, but don't obsess over.  I'm still thankful to have almost 200 followers and to hit a milestone like this means a lot and I can only say thank you to everyone who has ever clicked on one of my posts. 

Well, I can say thank you and have a little impromptu giveaway.  Leave a comment on this post and I'll randomize a winner and send them something to celebrate this milestone.

Thank you everyone!

35 comments:

  1. I'm still several away from that milestone. My Vintage Sportscards blog hit 70K visitors last month.

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  2. me too''just passed 16000 views but I'm happy doing it

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  3. Congratulations, I'm at a meager 19,027. Way to go!!

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  4. Brain, Congrats on the 100,000 hits and 200 or so followers.

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  5. Congrats, I am still working my way up to 1000 hits on my blog :-) Very awesome milestones, great job!

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  6. Congrats! I recently hit 50,000 page views, but then I realized about 47,000 of them were from me, so it wasn't that great of an accomplishment. Here's to the next 100K!

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  7. Great work on your blog. Keep it up! I'm just over 22k. Maybe someday I'll get where you are!

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  8. Congrats. Working on a milestone myself.

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  9. Congrats! Looks like a bunch of us are hitting blog milestones soon.

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  10. congrats! and i actually read your post the other day about your "talk" aloud to my wife - she loved it...

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  11. Congrats. Always enjoy checking out your blog.

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  12. Very nice!! I enjoy the blog. Mine has 83 hits, but that's because I suck at posting.

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  13. Always a fun read...congrats!

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  14. 100K is AOK!

    Congrats on the milestone

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  15. Well done Brian! Many deserved congrats!
    I will say the name change had to help, ha!
    Cheers!

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  16. congrats.
    If you want more hits, put the word 'cardboard' in your post titles. The search bots go there and your hit totals go wild.

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  17. Glad to be a reader. Cheers.

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  18. Sweet, congrats. And count me among those you outstrip by two whole digits in hits. :)

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  19. what a great milestone! i remember when i was thrilled to hit 100. congrats and many more. :)

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  20. Congrats! I wonder how many hits I have? I've never thought to look...

    *checks*

    85,754. You're comfortably ahead!

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  21. Congrats man...gonna go check my hits now and then feel depressed for a while :P

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  22. Congrats. I've read your blog 10 times a day for two years. Thats 7,310 views. You're welcome.

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  23. 100K? That mean's my blog is an SP!

    good job, man ;)

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  24. You deserve it, always a good read!

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  25. This gives me something to aspire to. Congrats.

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  26. Congrat homie, I'm so happy for you!! Love your work keep it up!!

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  27. Nicely done sir. Kepp it up, we will keep reading.

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  28. Thanks for the kind words everyone.

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  29. Crap, I have to get caught up on my reading. Always too late for contests.

    Congrats on the milestone. I used to be big time obsessed with my stats too, but I've learned to try not to care about it. I admit, I do still check, I just don't put much faith in them.

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