Friday, June 23, 2006

Counting Down *UPDATED*

~ update below ~
Yes, I'm counting down the days till school's out (four), but that's not what this countdown is about. My lil blog here is nearing 20,000 hits since I installed my statcounter back in May 2005. That's peanuts for some, but kinda fun for me!

So, you have a job... See that "Countdown to 20,000" in the sidebar to the right? See the number underneath it? If you're looking at it and it says 20,000, you WIN! *ding ding ding* Leave a comment or email me with your email address and I'll tell you what your prize will be!

And hey, while we're at it, if you're reading this, you need to comment! Yes. You. If you don't have a blogger account, that's ok! Just click "comments" then choose "other to leave your name. It's my goal to have 50 30 comments on this post. Why? Cause it'd be fun, and cause you reallyreallyreally want to make me happy!! So if you're a lurker, now's the time to say hello! Say anything, big, small, funny, serious - all comments welcome! Help me reach my goal of 50 comments. Go visit other commenters, too. You'll get to meet lots of fun folks that way!

Counting down... as of the time I published this post, only 253 hits left to go!

(hey... you! Back away from that refresh button! ;)

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Well, I got my 20,000th visitor! Unfortunately #20,000 hit refresh 42 times to get there, but hey, what are ya gonna do? If I don't count that one, then the REAL 20,000 was someone from Victoria, BC who finds my blog via "my yahoo." They were here around 11:30pm on Tuesday June 27. Was that you? Say hello!
Anyway, thanks all for playing along with my game! Still a few comments to go to hit my (revamped) goal....

32 comments:

Carrie said...

Comment!

Oh, you think something more substantial would be fun? How about a congrats on the new teaching job if I haven't said so before. I can't wait to read about your adventures, if you decide to share them (I know it is a sticky thing to do these days).

Brad said...

19780. Lurk lurk lurk lurk lurk .

anne said...

So I have to keep clicking back 200 some times? Well, that will be time consuming for sure...

H0kie Erin said...

19795 for me. :o) Are we there yet?

Jean said...

no lurking here..need to give hillary a happy day!! :)

happy and blue 2 said...

Don't you think you already have enough hits for one girl..

Paul said...

I normally have Javascript turned off at home, so I'm not sure if I always count towards your stats. Your counter should probably read at least three gazillion , twenty thousand and five.

Turned it on now, 19813.

How did you know I was planning to refresh 187 times?

James said...

#19,815 reporting. Great stuff here, and thanks for stopping by my blog from time to time.

niki d said...

you're popular. comment #9 :)

Queen Bee said...

Hi Hillary :) Went to the PO today so keep your eyes open in two business days or so. I messed up with one thing, hope you like it anyway...

Oh, and congrats on your new job, what will you be teaching now?

Europe? Whoo hoo!!

Sandy said...

I commented once on one of your teaching posts about a month ago (and then you visited my blog and e-mailed me). I'm still reading and enjoying!

And the countdown says 19829.

Beth said...

Hey Hillary! 19843! I think I come maybe 10 times each week! I must confess sometimes I read all my friends blogs in the morning while I eat breakfast and then again at night after work after I check my email. How bad is that?? But you do keep me oh so entertained!

James said...

19848! Tick, tick, tick ...

Barbara said...

19852. I wanted to be 20,000!

AfricaBleu said...

If I am lucky 20,000, do I get to go to Europe with you?

Just wondering... :)

Trudy said...

hillary, hillary, hillary...
you're one closer now (19905)
:)

sarah cool said...

Oooooh, exciting!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-)

niki d said...

only 66 to go! and you'll only need 32 more comments after this, which means...ok, i'm no good at math. a bunch of ppl have yet to visit and even less have yet to comment. umm, i'm trying to help you reach your goal. that and i want to be 20000. :)

Hannah said...

20,000! Ha ha ha victory is mine! No further prize is necicary:)

Congrats on the last few years of blogging! It's allways an interesting read.

Keep up the good work

Beth said...

Hey Hillary- I checked this morning and it was like 20 hits to go and now it's 30 over- thumbs up on the amount of traffic you get!

Sarah said...

I missed it :(! Number 20038. Always late aren't I......

Connie said...

I missed the 20,000. I never win a prize - drat!

sundae said...

ah, missed it by 52, just 52 :) keep blogging and having fun!

Carrie said...

Darn! I wasn't all that far off!

Anonymous said...

O.K., O.K. half way there! Happy travels! Switzerland-tourist info in trainstation, city maps etc. Bern- one street-all old fountains, leads to bearpit. Seat of national govt., lots of history, in all of Europe!!

Jenn said...

ah, well I'm too late for 20000 and too early for the 30th comment (but close!). Yay for the big hittage! um, that's probably not a word, but you know what I mean. :D

James said...

20,093 and comment #27, but congrats on the plateau! Gotta hate those people who try to game the system.

Hillary said...

James: No no, no hating here. It just makes stats a little skewed. It was a friend of mine who did that, very predictable. *shakes head*

Mrs. Miles said...

We had our grad last night at the Learning Centre - you can see a slideshow at www.youlearn.ca - look for a link on the right. It was sorta special as the school is adults completing their gr. 12. We even had a Gramma Grad! It will be SWEET to be on vacation! We go for 6 wks each summer. Love reading your blog Hillary. Have a terrific summer!

Anonymous said...

Hi, hope you get 30 comments. I'm just passing through ...

Adina said...

Well it looks like you hit 30 comments Hillary! Congrats!
Always a joy to read your entries... so many of them make me laugh so hard! Keep the giggles coming! :)

danigirl said...

Hi Hillary - I'm posting a comment! Wishing I were in BC (but not the lower mainland, sorry...).

happy canada day!!!!

PS - I'm #20,000 in my books...