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.