At 8 PM everything resets and a new day begins on WordPress dot com. But all is most certainly not lost! For instance, there’s a cache forever saved on the WordPress site that records all of the number ones, the number one blog posts, number one blogs, etc. for certain days.
Today, I happen to be number one in one category. On the Blogs of the Day page, you’ll see that I’m in the number one spot.
That’s right. Thanks to one PZ Myers I racked in the top spot on WordPress dot com for yesterday in a mere nine hours. Want to know the final number of hits? Do you? Huh? I received 12,867 unique hits over a nine hour period. For comparison, my four month total (March – July) was only abou 3,500. That means I got over three times my total blogging traffic from four months of work in just nine hours. Quite incredible!
I owe it all, yet again, to my biology friendly hero PZ Myers, who gave me this epic shoutout. You can see his worship of me at this location.
Also, at the end of the day I was nudged out of the number two spot in growing blogs to finish in the number three spot. As for overall blogs, I finished in 21st place for the day.
More than being impressed with anything else, I found two things intriguing: the fact that PZ did notice me (he must get plenty of email like mine!) and the fact that he has so much traffic.
Thanks everyone for making this a very special day. I feel like a band that has just had a number one single and a number three album debut on the billboard 200! OK, lame comparison, but it feels good. The best thing is knowing that my hero did notice me ❤