Shhh! Don’t tell a soul.

Whew! Sorry for the mess around here today, but on Friday afternoon 20 Prospect was a featured blog on’s “Freshly Pressed”, and ever since my front porch has been overrun with hordes of visitors. I’ve been too busy running about pouring drinks, and filling the bowls of chips and salsa to take time to write a proper post, and now that everyone has gone, I am left sweeping up after the mess.

Seriously though, what kind of Karma steers 800 people to my site on the very day that I announce I’m going to be dialing it back for a few weeks?

So, just between us, I’m back.

Shhh… don’t tell anyone!

I’ve got the shades drawn so the neighbors think I’m not home. We’ll just hang out here on the back porch for a few days until the doorbell stops ringing, and the coast is clear. It’ll be fine.

Can I get you some coffee? Please, don’t mind the mess, just make yourself at home.

I like to think that the several hundred visitors, and comments in the past few days have all been the result of my brilliance, but I know better. Most of these visitors from the WP home page, just pulled off of the information superhighway, paused at the stop sign, then sped right back up the on ramp spraying gravel behind them.

( I hope you enjoyed your stay! Please come again!)

No really. PLEASE!

My self image is embarrassingly dependent on my page views. This is the main reason why I can’t stop blogging. What would I do if I didn’t have your comments to make me feel important, and special? Why, without the seven or eight of you I’d have to sit in a Starbucks with my Laptop open, wearing a black mock turtle neck, and trying to look important! So thank you dear devoted followers from saving me from such a fate.

Come back tomorrow, and the next day, and every day to see what fun new things I have written, and help me feel better about myself. Seriously, you guys are saving me a ton of money on therapy bills.

15 thoughts on “Shhh! Don’t tell a soul.

  1. How the hell do you get 800 visitors in a day?!

    Not that I’m jealous or in any way reliant on pageviews for my self-determination of worth…


    • I’m easy.

      No, really.

      OK, not that easy. I have no idea how chooses which WordPress blogs to put on their home page each day. I just lucked into it. It happened once before about a year and a half ago. Same thing, 800 visits in one day. About half of them came from spammers, or spammers pretending to be commenters. You can always tell when someone writes “LOL! Great topic!” and their URL link is to

      My usual commenters always charge for their blackmarket Viagra.

    • A sleepover! Cool! Can we make S’mores? I can share my secret smores recipe. Just substitute bite sized Snickers Bars for the Marshmallows. Yum!

  2. The great thing about my lifelong broken sitemeter…..I can pretend I had 800 visitors anytime I want, since I can have 6 commenters and Sitemeter still tells me I only had 4 visitors???!!!!

    So, yeah, I had 300 yesterday……….in my mind. *insert evil laugh*

    • What? I thought we had something special and intimate going on your blog. Now I find out you’ve had 300 visitors!


  3. So THAT’s why my phone was vibrating all day! Thank you for that and do it again! Do it agani!

    Congrats on being appreciated in mass quantities, as should be the norm for you. You brilliant, brilliant, talented, goof-ball of a man!

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