Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Blogging Milestone

Some time this past week, one of the stat counters I use to track visits to Poop and Boogies registered that this here blog had its 500,000 page view. Since March of 2005 this blog has been viewed half a million times. I know that that number is nothing compared to what other blogs get, but it made me smile to see that number on the site meter.

One of the tracker services I use has a map that shows where certain visits come from. Sometimes I click on the pushpin icons to see "who" is visiting. I am always curious to see where they are from. I get visists from the offices of Dupont, USA Today, The Department of Justice, The State of Texas Attorney's General Office, Nicholas Spark's agent's office (psst, call me) LaSalle University, The US Post Office and various other businesses.

Some of the pushpins I can tell are from other bloggers. I see one from Portsmouth VA I immediatley think it is Bogart. I see a push pin from Denver I think it must be GreebleMonkey. If I see one in DC I think it must be Cat or RudeCactus. The pushpin from Rome has got to be the Pope, because I am sure one day he was doing some ego surfing and was googling his name and what not and he fat fingered the keyboard and accidentally typed "poop" and found my blog and now he is a regular reader.

I have not reached 500 K visits yet (just pageviews) which is my next goal. Hell, I may be reading my stats all wrong but a half million hits by the end of the year would be pretty cool. I know there are people out there that link this site over the past few years and I want to say thank you to them. I really do appreciate it.

I do not do a blogroll but, every now and then, I list some of the blogs I am currently enjoying.
Besides the ones I mentioned above here are some of my current reads.

A Year Here and Year There , Eclectic, Gigglepotamus, Bossy, Klog, Raising the Boys, Rattling the Kettle , Cynical Dad, Creative Type Dad, April, The Donovan Clan, Practically Wisdom, Mindy.


I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who stops by here. I am always amazed at how people have found this site. I know it is difficult to remember what brought you here but if you could leave a comment and tell me how you found me, where are you on my pushpin map I would love it.

And again Thank You.


95 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was told to come here to keep up with you and your family and that you would be funny. At least I get to keep up with your family.

Anonymous said...

Poop and Boogies goes "Gold". (I think Gold is 500,000 copies). I wonder what the plaque will look like. Congratulations ( 50,000 hits are probably from me).

Susie said...

Congratulations :)
I found you after you found me. And I'm very happy that you did. And then I did. Happy.

Geeks In Rome said...

I was not ego-surfing! I am your poopy pope viewer from Rome and I found you through the Blogfathers a long time ago.

You're on my blogroll cuz I love the name, you have great stories to tell, you're funny and you have such cute kids!!

Pushpin me at: Pope's palace, Rome, Italy. Habemus Bloggum.

Dorion said...

I think I found you off of somebody's else's blog but don't remember. I have been reading you since around Nov 2007. my wife and I are on a work assignment for two years in Montpellier France. So you probably see a push pin in France someplace. That would be me. Although, I read you off google reader most times. I will be returning to New York in a few weeks so my pushpin will move about 4000 miles to the left. You have a pleasant writing style and posts usually hit home. Keep it up.

katia said...

I suspect I "stumbled" on you at some point and then stuck around.

I'm coming in from Philadelphia -- more specifically West Philly.

Michelle said...

I'm representing Abington & your site was highly-recommended by your sister-in-law Carolyn (an OLD SJU teammate of mine...although I'm not old like her!)

raisingtheboys said...

I'll always fondly remember when you were just a 4-7 comment guy pushing your poop and boogie talk. Now see how you've grown! Thanks for the shout out.

I completely forget how I found you - maybe just the "next blog" blogger button? Whatever it was - it was my lucky day.

I'm in Massachusetts!

Maddy said...

Good for you!

Ern said...

Congrats on the milestone.

Charlotte in Pa said...

I'm pretty sure that I found you through Random and Odd... and then forced everyone I know to come and read because you're so great! I love your funny stories, and you throw in just enough heartwarming stuff to balance it out. You blog often enough to keep me entertained, too - which is always a plus. You're the Cal Ripken of blogging. :-)

Jen said...

I believe I found you on Random and Odd. You have fantastic humor! :-)

Practically Joe said...

Poop and Boogies ... What can I say ... I'm a sucker for both ... So I'm sure I saw the words on someone's blogroll and couldn't resist a lookie. I'm always entertained here so I keep coming back. There aren't many new sites I follow where I've actually looked back at old posts to see what I've been missing. BTW ... I don't comment on the old ones in fear you may think I'm stalking you. Thanks for the link love. I'm truly honored that you come by.

eclectic said...

Thanks for the shout. I found you a million years ago, and have not been able to stop reading ever since. You're one of the bright spots in my personal internet sky, Bill.

eclectic said...

P.S. -- Wenatchee, WA.

Sharkey said...

You know where my pushpin is on the map. I think I must've found you through Susie's comments? Not sure--it's been so long that I can't remember.

Congrats on your milestone!

CrackerJacks said...

I cannot remember how I found you, but I am so glad I did. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

I'm not sure where you're push pin map is, but if I am on there, I'd be in Missouri.

Congrats on the half mil marker!

Meg said...

Delurking to say I found you through Random & Odd. Or maybe I found her through you, in which case I have no idea how I found you. Somehow, there is a connection there, though, so it counts! I'm in Eugene, Oregon!

Schell Family said...

Congrats! I've been lurking from San Diego for a few months now and found you through Bogart - he said it would be a great read and he was right! I have 2 girls about your boys age so it's fascinating to read how different our worlds are (my girls have never locked each other in a cage!!)

seven said...

I don't remember how I found you... probably just noticed your name on someone's blogroll, because it's funny. I'm in southern Oregon.
Congrats on the 500,000!

Bogart in P Towne said...

Thanks again for the link...Claire and I will be visiting up your way in the next few months...will let you know when we do.

And I found you through the article at Time/CNN last year...remember? The one where they said you clearly were not a writer! I remember that...I also know that your site is the only one on that list that I still visit.

Suck it CNN/Time Blogger.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Oh yea, congrats and stuff.

Candace & Anna said...

I found you at Blogfathers. I like to come here because I am almost guaranteed to laugh! I am in Savannah, GA!

Melissa said...

I have no idea how I found you. I think either through another blog or Blogfathers or something similar. I loved your title and was hooked ever since. My pushpin will be in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Anonymous said...

Found you through someone else's blog I think. Enjoy reading your stories. Paso Robles CA.

Patience said...

Wow! Half a mill!! And I thought I was cool getting past 10,000!

Congrats and keep up the good work!!

~Diet Goddess~ said...

I think I've been reading your site for forever, but very seldom do I come out of lurkdom to comment. Representing west-central Illinois!

iVegasFamily said...

Congratulations. I've personally contributed a few pageviews to that number. I'll keep stopping by to help you get to 500k visits.

Moi said...

I either found you through Random & Odd or DallasKs. My brain doesn't work like it used to.

linda said...

my mom told me about it since i have a son who's 3. she said you have a son close to his age and that you write about him sometimes. so i started reading and thought it was pretty funny so i've been reading ever since! yours is the only one i read. oh excuse me, i now read your wife's too! so i lied, i actually read 2! no telling how my mom found it because for awhile there she was a blog junkie!

Rachael said...

I like your blog (from Bellingham, WA!), but I LOVE your Pope theory.

Cheryl Ann said...

Not sure how I found you...been reading for about 6 months now, though, and love your blog! I'm in Houston, TX. Stop by and say hi!
www.cherylwittmann.blogspot.com

worldoftiffany said...

I found you last year sometime through a link on my friend's page (http://lavidadulce.wordpress.com). I have enjoyed keeping up with you. Actually, during a really boring night a couple of weeks ago at work I went back through all of Poop and Boogies from the years past and read everything you wrote. I literally Laughed Out Loud many points during it, getting more than one weird look from my coworker.

I'm in Phoenix, AZ.

Anonymous said...

Tori showed me her post, and i loved the moonbounce photos, so i had to come back.

sari said...

I read a blog that listed someone else in her blogroll. I went to his blog one day and he was up for some blogger award, and wanted people to vote. I went to the awards and Lawnwhisperer was listed there, so I voted for him instead because I thought he was funnier than the first guy and found your blog through your brothers.

I'm in Arizona, but for some reason, my blog stats show as Denver, Colorado. Though I'm sure I'm not all your Denver hits!! :-)

Teri said...

I found you through Random & Odd, as well. AND it was an added bonus that you were from the Philly area. So I said "I have to bookmark this dude".

Brian said...

Found you at blogfathers a couple of years ago.

Currently located in Florida, the state that was not cool enough for you to stay in.

Keep up the poop and boogie-ing.

Anonymous said...

not sure how I found you, but glad I did. You are funny and I love reading about your family. congrats on the milestone. I'm from Wisconsin

The Middle Child said...

I just moved my blog and am building a new blog roll. I'm putting all the links on a Word document until I have more time later tonight to actually put them on my blog. I included you. And ummmmm, 500,000 is A LOT! I hvae had my blog since June of 2005 and have only had 50,000 at most. I must say though that for a while I didn't have a stat counter, and I did lose it at one point when I switched to wordpress. But still, I think I'd know if I were anywhere in that 500,000 neighborhood.

Good job, you are obviously doing something right!

ambergail77 said...

I found a link to you on another blog. It said that you were funny, especially a certain story (which I don't remember now), and I clicked, and read, and laughed, and read some more. I am your middle tennessee push pin. the geographic center of the state even.

Rattling The Kettle said...

500,000 visits is too low a bar. You should go for 500,000 unique visitors.

Thanks for the link love.

Melinda said...

I found you through a link on Stepping over the Junk's old blog. I suppose I have been reading about a year now. I read your posts out loud to my husband and we love it when you do stupid stuff. Thanks for many good laughs.
I probably come under your stats from London, England but I live about 40 miles from London. We would be pleased to be tagged The Queen and Duke at Buck' Palace because it sounds quite grand.
Cheers to you!

CM said...

I am near Boston and I probably found you through Oh, the Joys. I don't know you, but I find your blog hilarious.

Diane said...

Maybe I found you through Dooce or Random & Odd comments, but golly, I've been reading your stories at least twice a week for quite some time now.

Our local tv station calls itself the Heart of Illinois

MrsDoF

gigglepotamus said...

I found you around midnight at a Pizzeria Uno, and have been a fan ever since.

Shoutin' out from the good ol' boro of Hat...

mominmentalmotion said...

I can't remember how I found you. Maybe from someone else's blog? Anyway, hey from Ohio.

Anonymous said...

hi there

I found you through blogfathers - I really like the name of the blog and I love the writing and you're very funny.

I'm from Peterborough,Ontario Canada.

Keep those posts coming!Congrats on the # of posts you deserve it

mich

Erin said...

Hello from another Canadian pushpin! I'm in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada (on the east coast of Canada ... northeast of Maine). I think I may have caught a comment or two of yours from my dad's blog (Truths and Half Truths), or else I just followed the link on there. He'd be the other PEI pushpin. And I think my sister stops by from time to time.
Congrats!

~moe~ said...

I found you through someone else's link a long time ago and I was hooked. I used to be a Minneapolis/St. Paul pushpin but now I'm a SF,SD pushpin.

Anne said...

Like Bogart, I found you through that Time article that (quite incorrectly) said you couldn't write. I love your sense of humor and have been a fan since then... from Circleville, Ohio.

flatmargo said...

Yep. Time article. I always check your blog when I just can't stand looking at yet one more work email -- which seems to happen more often than not.

Palo Alto, CA

Anonymous said...

I'm a long time reader with no clue how I found you! I have a 3 year old with another due in about 2 weeks so I enjoy getting the inside info on what to expect. I don't know what a pushpin map is but if I'm there I'd be in California.

Anonymous said...

i have been reading from the very beginning. i am blessed to have one of the coolest families with an amazing sense of humor. Congrats Uncle Bill on the half mill!

No Dramas said...

I've been a lurker for a long time, think I came here via Random and Odd. I love to read your stories, your humor always cracks me up. Western Australia here by the way!!!

Barb said...

I think I found you from one of your smart-aleck comments on Susie's blog. Started reading you before Wyatt was even a twinkle, because I remember your hidden comment that you and Lauren were expecting your second baby.

Kelly Mac said...

Hi Bill!
I found you randomly from someone else's blog years ago, before Wyatt was born. I think I've commented once or twice before, but nothing memorable, lol. I'm from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and I have enjoyed every post you've published. You writing covers a wealth of emotions and you're so funny! You rock....eh! Kelly :)

alisha said...

a friend of mine has you linked from his blog. the first post i read was about how hard you sleep at night "you want a roll-o?"

i died laughing there and have been hooked since.

joanna said...

Isn't it mind boggling how the internet brings us together like this? Much better than singing "Hands Across America" or picketing or whatnot.

I found your blog through Nicki's "iwright" blog. Not sure if you know her. I have no idea how she found yours. The first post of yours I read, I almost died laughing and I've kept up with it since then. You bring out so much humor from your life. I love it.

Alikat Corner said...

I don't really remember how I found you - a comment on someone else's site? Or my co worker. One or the other - I can barely remember last week, let alone that far back! I've been reading your blog for years now. I love it! I still check Lawnwhisperer's site every now and again hoping he will start writing again too. And I read your wifes now as well. :)

Anyway, I would be an Ohio push pin. ;)

Anonymous said...

I found you, I think, through Random & Odd.

NYC

Calla said...

The map you have does not cover the part of the world I am from - Malaysia!!! I don't know how I arrived here but I've been reading your blog for many many moons now. Thanks to you, I have received weird looks from my co-workers whenever I suddenly chuckled at one of your postings.

And please, have a map that includes Malaysia :-)

Anonymous said...

Delurking from Alabama. Love your site!

julia063007 said...

OK i found your blog because a regular blog i read posted you as a link to look at while she took a week off with the family. That first week i think i went through and read EVERy post, i just couldn't stop reading!!

I love reading and i check pretty often to see what is going on with your family. I love your take on things in the world, and your stories always make me laugh out loud. I even read/check Gigglepotomus (very talented wife as well) all the time.

So finally i delurked a few weeks ago with a post about chutes and ladders, and kids being too spoiled. And i think i told your wife how cinnamon is poisonous to ants ( really important topics!! ) but this will be my first signed post.

thanks for the laughs and stories!

- julia from Durham, NC

April said...

First of all - Thank YOU for the shout out. I feel honored because I am a huge fan of yours. So not to get all sappy on you, it just means a lot that you take the time to read all my ramblings.

Second - Thank you for all the thoughts, stories, pictures and whatever else you share. This is definitely one of my favorite sites.

Third - I got to you by linking from one blog to the next, I am not even sure how. The first post I read was about the card you made Lauren for Valentines day. I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face. I have been a faithful reader ever since. You had me at "abducted and probed."

Anonymous said...

I've been reading for years and for the life of me I can't remember how I found you - it might have been through Random and Odd. I REALLY enjoy your blog and did enjoy Lawnwhisper's too until he stopped - shame he was funny too. I check your blog when I get in to work each day, I mean, when I get home from work each day :) You really put a smile on my face. Congratulations from a fan in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

tricki_nicki said...

I found you through another blogger somewhere - and after reading your name and bio I thought, "Good grief, anyone who names his blog Poop & Boogies is a friend of mine." And I've never been disappointed!

Comin' atcha from Seattle Baby!

Carrie said...

I'm the red pushpin with the black square in it. see me? yup.. that's the one.


I found you when I googled something about bloggers wearing masks at weddings. or maybe it was through susie (raising liam/boys). something like that.


congrats on the stat counts, though. pretty cool. pretty cool indeed.

The Q said...

I found you through Kristine (Random & Odd).

I'm the hot push pin out in northern California. By "hot" I mean sweating in the heat.

kalki said...

Hooray! That's awesome. Your stories resonate with a lot of people, and everyone appreciates your sense of humor. You're one of my very first stops each day.

(Oh, and I found you through mrtl, and you know where I live.)

Janet said...

Cumming, GA here, on beautiful Lake Lanier, ok it was beautiful before the drought...I found you through the CNN article as well and really enjoy reading your blog!
Janet

Charity Donovan said...

Congratulations on the 500K! I found you thru Laid-off Dad's Blogroll, which I think I found thru Dooce if i remember correctly. I used to read Laid-Off Dad all the time but got hooked on your blog instead. Our little pin is right smack dad in the middle of farm country (or so people think) in Wentzville, Missouri. Thank you for the props as well...made my day!

Kristin said...

A while ago I stumbled onto a blog called "Meconium Happens" and she has you on her blogroll. I was intrigued by the name "Poop and Boogies" and payed you a visit. Glad I did! I read all your archives and keep coming back for more :)

I hail from Allen, TX, about 20 minutes (in theory) north of Dallas.

K said...

Um.... maybe because of Susie? I can't really remember.

See me? Pushpin in the middle of nowhere.... but, shhhh, I'm reading from work today.

Annejelynn said...

Dooce ~ and rediscovered via DocErn - I'm a fellow dooceling, living in Vegas

bew said...

it was either at Oh, the Joys or from a comment on some other blog...don't remember now....but i'm glad i did

congrats...

and i'm the push pin near Los Angeles, CA

Lil Sass said...

Your pages views in DC are ME!! Well, maybe they're those other people too .... but I'm here in the capital and reading religiously

Keep it up ... you AND your salami ;-)

Becky said...

Found you through Queen April...she is my Bunco hobag friend who keeps outdoing me in every area of life...except, I have more children.

So suck it April.

Oh, and congrats Sir William...always a pleasure.

The Maid

Carolyn said...

I'm from the pushpin in Michigan. I live in the palm area southwest of the thumb. If you don't know what that means, then you don't know anybody who lives in Michigan. :)

And I don't remember how I found you. Maybe through RudeCactus, but I've stuck around because you're funny.

Gwen said...

I'm the reader that comes up as USPS, when I check you at work, that is. I don't remember how I found you as it was a long time ago. I'm actually in STL, MO. Congrats on the milestone.

nelly said...

i'm the one in england!! i can't remember how i found you, but the first blog i ever read was the one about you farting on your early morning walk...

Nico said...

I think I found a link to your blog in the Blogger main page not long after I had created my own blog.

PS: You cropped my country, Argentina, from that blog map. SO NOT COOL.

The Boisverts said...

Delurking from NH to say congrats on the milestone. I'm a mom of 3 boys and I think I found your site via someone's blogroll a year or so ago. I think most of your posts are either hysterical or very sweet and sentimental... really enjoy visiting.

spain dad said...

Congratulations! Here's a push pin from Madrid, Spain! Love your blog!

Life is beautiful... Mostly said...

I found you on a blog roll on a friends blog. I love reading about how a man deals with his kids. I appreciate your humor! Thanks for sharing.

San Antonio, Texas

Tari said...

I don't remember how I found you, off someone elses blog list, but you make me laugh so I come back for more. Tari from Utah

Blathering Idiot said...

BlogHer roll on the sidebar of Velcrometer...

...and I am in Portland, OR

Anonymous said...

I accidentally stumbled on your blog when I typed "signs of a lazy person" into Google one day. You had written about someone's observation that laziness might correlate with shoelaces tied off to one side. I thought that post was hilarious and then found that many of your subsequent posts were equally entertaining or just heart-warming. I've stopped by periodically ever since.

Dona said...

Since I am a blog-a-holic, I am sure I was just searching blogs. I think your blog is funny, light hearted, and family centered which is my fave. The majority of the blogs I read are women and it is nice to know how the other-half live.
I have been wondering what that big red push pin was doing in my front yard! (Woodway, TX)

barnaclebutt said...

I found you on Cat's blogroll, I'm NoVA too. Here's me www.barnaclebutt.wordpress.com

Melanie said...

I think my husband told me about your blog...we are in Philly!

Crumbs said...

I go away for two weeks - and suddenly Miami, Florida isn't represented!
Can't remember how I found you, but I've passed you on to others.

Loth said...

Just back from vacation so coming in slightly late...I found you through another blogger - probably one of the dad-types like Rude Cactus but I can't honestly remember which one. Oh, and I am in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Is there a pushpin for that or do they lump me in with England, grrr...)

Jennifer said...

I'm coming late and from not so far away. I'm in Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Don't know exactly how I found your blog. However, I remember the first entry I read - it was the one about your "cool" flashing light sneakers!!! I'm laughing now just thinking of it. After that I was hooked!! Congrats and thanks for the laughs!!

t-bird said...

Hi there. I de-lurk every once in a while when your posts hit dead on with me. I think I found you via TheReignOfEllen a couple of years ago. (which I guess has been closed because I can't find it lately) My blog -surfing has gotten less frequent now that I have a job that actually keeps me busy(!) and the 2 kids do the same at home. But congrats on the milstone.

Add me to the Houston,TX (I live in Spring actually, but it's just suburban crawl) pushpin! :-)

t-bird said...

i meant sprawl :-D

(going to bed now)