My blog count of visitors is about to hit 10,000! (That’s blog hits, not 10,000 unique visitors.) As I’m writing, the count is at 9,095. Some days my blog hits top 100, so I expect the count to roll over to 10,000 within the next 10 days. I’ll be optimistic and predict that the rollover will occur on April 18, 2010.
I started this blog last year in October, so I’m pretty excited about getting 10,000 blog hits already. And if you click on the visitor map on the sidebar, you’ll see that I’ve had visitors from 113 countries. Amazing. I suspect many of them are kids looking for photos for school reports, but it’s hard to tell when so many people visit and so few leave a comment.
For some reason, my post last year on October 30 on “Harvesting lettuce and broccoli in the Salinas Valley” remains my most popular post. In that post, I talked about the agriculture tour that I took with Evan Oaks in Monterey (http://www.Agventuretours.com). I wonder if the popularity of that post is due to the video of the workers harvesting broccoli. The workers followed a tractor pulling a platform where other workers wrapped up the produce. If you haven’t seen that video, here it is again.
So as we climb to the magic number of the first 10,000 visitors, where do you fit in? Are you the 10,000th visitor?
(To read more of Lou Murray’s environmental writing, see her weekly column, Natural Perspectives, in the Huntington Beach Independent at http://www.hbindependent.com/blogs_and_columns/ )