How to Win Lunch from Your More Popular Friends

So my blog gets somewhere on the order of about 20 page views per day on average. That probably translates to 5 or so actual visitors. My best day ever was 90 page views.

Then one day, I agreed to host a post on behalf of my friend Mikal. You may recall the Four for Friday from a few weeks ago. I told him, “Great! Maybe I’ll actually break my old record of getting 90 page views!”

Mikal’s reply? “I doubt it.”

Then this fiasco happened:

Stu's WordPress blog stats

Yeah. His blog is just a tad more popular than mine. Thanks to him, my record was blown out of the water! So I told him about the 205 page views the next day. He apologized for sending me more traffic than I’ve ever received before and told me he owed me lunch. That’ll teach him to mess with my blog stats!!! Why, I oughta send him tons of traffic in retaliation, see how he likes it! Sheesh!

As you can see, since that time my page views have gone back to normal, and all is well. Okay, I’ve been out from under my rock for entirely too long now. The light is making me tremble. Back I go.

3 thoughts on “How to Win Lunch from Your More Popular Friends

  1. Stu

    Hmm… You know, if I were to see something like that, I would come to the very logical conclusion that Europeans SO get me that it only takes them three seconds to realize it.

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  2. Life With Buck

    I’ve been using Site Meter, which is a free stat monitor that is supposedly more accurate. But I saw all these people from England would go to my blog and stay for like 3 seconds. And that really hurts because my favorite expression is “They totally get me in Europe.” And now I know the truth … they don’t.

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