Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TFN breaks 100,000 page views

Around 4:20 p.m. today, this blog flew past 100,000 page views since 6 March 2009. It kind of makes me wish I would have put a counter up when the site started back in September 2008.

I e-mailed Professor Greyrose and she responded back, "100,000 'Thank You's from Professor Greyrose to you and all your fans!" She then went on to ask me if I had noticed any kind of trends from my time posting to this blog.

Yes . . . YES! I have noticed some things about you readers.
1- Summertime has been good to my site: views doubled!
2- The most active time of day during the school year was noon.
3- The most active time of day during the summer has been 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
4- A lot of my hits have been generated by people searching for either the promotional codes or ways to crack the Beckett MMO Staff code. :-)
5- Lately you all have also been hunting down things like mist wood.
6- From some of the search results I'm thinking you guys want my site to be a "helpful hints" site, which it is to a certain extent. Of course, I cannot compete with a community of information providers like Central. They are THEE site. But you know, the almighty Google finds what it will find.
7- The biggest day lately of course was when my wife's water broke and then again when I posted pictures of our baby. That went beyond the random and predictable web searches and daily hits jumped past 2,000 . . . it's so nice to know you all were concerned and interested and came back multiple times during the day. Thanks everybody!

My 100,000 "thank you"s belong, first, to the readers of this site for your participation and, second, to Kingsisle for making such a great game! Right?

I probably would have given up on my blog a long time ago if it hadn't been such a fun learning experience. It is a lot of work and has been mentally exhausting at times . . . it has kept me from some of my other creative hobbies . . . but it also has let me unleash my creativity in other, more Wizard101-directed, ways.

Time will only tell what the future of this blog holds, but for the next 100,000 hits I think I have a few tricks up my sleeves that I'm hoping you all will love to watch unfold.

Happy Dueling!


Jessica said...

100,000 hits!
Makes my blog seem small, and hopeless and....
I was probably 50 hits ;)

Potroast said...

Wow congrats!

You still have to catch up to the wiki ;) we have 152,870 hits for our main page :)

Matthew Willowblossom

JGoof said...


I am trying to write a blog myself (not about Wizard101). It sure is not easy. You're an inspiration to us bloggers wannabies.

Victoria Silver said...

Congrats Friendly! You definitely have a great site here, and it doesn't surprise me you are doing so well.

stingite said...

Thank you all for your kind words.

OH, and @Potroast: yeah, I can't compete with community websites. LOL. You guys are in a league all your own.

I kind of see it as my duty to drive people to your site and central since they are such excellent sites . . . and I hope I've helped that.

Isaiah Spelldust said...

Congratz TfN!

Autumn Duskhunter said...

Gratz, Thomas! Here's to many, many more!

Sierra Starsong said...

Congrats! You're my home page at work so I can start my day with a bit of fun. Thanks also for linking to all those other 101 blogs, especially Modern AutoMagic. I wouldn't have found them without you.

Valerian Nightbringer said...

Most excellent work! I was celebrating when I crossed 10K (just for some perspective)

It was nice to meet you for a minute the other day with Amanda.

Hope all is well for you, the family and especially the little one.


Potroast said...

Friendly, you sure have helped a lot! We got about 2,000 hits more since I posted the last ;) Other than our main page your hit count dominates everything. The closest is our Lord Nightshade page that only has 14,787 hits ;)

Matthew Willowblossom