Archive for April 9th, 2011

April 9, 2011

I got ‘freshly pressed’

by backpackingbongos

Last night I noticed something odd was going on with my blog.  My stats started going through the roof, loads of people started to subscribe to the blog and there was a huge interest in my most recent Rum slackpacking post.  To be honest I thought that something had broken!  Some of the comments that I was getting were saying, ‘congratulations on getting freshly pressed’ and I have to admit to not having a clue what that meant.  I did a google search and it turns out that the WordPress team hand-pick ten blogs each day to put on the WordPress.com website.  Yesterday I was one of the chosen ones.  Having a scoot through some forums it appears that this is a big deal and a great way of getting a blog seen by a large amount of people.  In the last eighteen hours I have had well over two thousand page views with loads of new visitors signing up for updates via email.  I am sure that in a couple of days my stats will be back to their usual steady amount.  In the meantime I would like to say a quick hi to my new visitors.

Finally two years after starting my ramblings I have today crossed the 100,000 page view barrier.  I know it’s not about the numbers but it is nice anyway.

My usual backpacking / slackpacking waffle will resume shortly.