If present trends hold — unless all of a sudden people stop reading my blog — my total page views should hit 100,000 in the next 24 hours.
A hundred thousand hits in 16 months only makes me a multicellular microorganism in the blogosphere — up from an insignificant microbe! — but if you’d told me I’d ever hit 100,000 views when I started this thing, I wouldn’t have believed it.
To be perfectly honest, I’m sure many of my views have been the result of my humiliating encounter with the federal legal system over the past two years. I wish I could’ve talked about it more. The experience is one that begs to be shared in real time. Someday, I’ll be able to say more. I feel obliged to share what I’ve learned.
I also know I have Elliot Mintz and his client Paris Hilton, Tony Soprano, Al Gore, Saul Levine, “Walk Away Renee” Fladen-Kamm, Wendy McCaw, a baby giant squid, the people who park their cars illegally near Pinkberry in West Hollywood, George Allen and his can of black spray paint, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe to credit for a lot of my hits. If you write about things readers are interested in, they find you.
I should also give a huge hat tip to the blogs that have linked to me, especially LA Observed, the Aesthetic, Here in Van Nuys and Todd And(rlik) on whose list I’ve fallen a bit because I haven’t written enough about PR. (But see my next post!)
For those of you who came here initially to find out about my trial or one of above celebrities, and then kept coming back because they liked what I do — much thanks. The encouragement you’ve given me to keep writing will stay with me forever.
My productivity here is down, I realize. I have to fit this into a full-time job, a lot more travel, and the slow, steady milling process called the law. But there are 434 posts here, most of them still somewhat timely, so if I’m having a slow week, please continue to explore and react.
Now, onward and upward to 1 million!