I hope that everybody out there had a terrific St. Valentine's Day. Or should that be, "Spank Valentine's Day"? Or maybe....both? The more I think about it, the more I'd have to claim that as my preference--a happy, spanky St. Valentine's Day for all.
This is sort of a "catch-all" post, a chance to touch on a few topics. The best news, of course, is that--as pointed out by a couple of people--I've been Chrossed.
If you're a regular reader of Chross's excellent blog (and if you're not--you should start), you know that he usually does a post once a week with a list of what he calls, "Spankings Of The Week". These are the best posts from a wide variety of blogs--either a post he saw while he was browsing, or a post that someone drew to his attention. If it's good enough, he includes it in his "Spankings of the Week." This past week, my post--"Spankable Celebrities -- # 7"--got picked for the list. As some people told me, "You got Chrossed".
What does it really mean for a blogger? Well, for one thing, it's a thrill to have something you've done recognized as being one of the best of the best. What it really does is drive traffic to your blog, many of whom might be seeing it for the first time. As a blogger, I hope that they come here, read, like what they see, and will continue to return as regular readers.
How effective is being Chrossed? Consider that the first 4 or 5 days of last week showed that I was getting anywhere from 500 to 800 visitors to the blog each day. On the day the Chross post came out, traffic nearly doubled! And on Saturday, the number of vistors to the blog nearly tripled from a so-called "normal" day. That's what it means to a blog author when he gets "Chrossed".
Hopefully those visitors who came to check things out also took the time to go back in the archives and find out who Spankable Celebrities 1 through 6 were--and will check back to find out the identity of numbers 8, 9 and 10. And--fingers Chrossed, er, crossed--they'll check out some of the other blog posts and become a regular reader. Time will tell.
So, once again--Happy Valentine's Day!!
And thanks, Chross!