Tuesday, March 07, 2006

dooced is the new farked?

Yesterday I had a modest weblog. One hundred, two hundred hits a day, a few regulars faithfully commenting.

Today I have over 1700 hits. And it's not even 11:30 in the morning.

I've been linked by Dooce. This has driven my hits through the roof and excited my wife, who phoned me this morning to tell me that her weblog was being boarded* by surfers coming from my site. Then her voice dropped to a whisper: "You've been linked by Dooce," she breathed.

I had to pause a moment to process two things: 1) Heather Armstrong reads my site; 2) it seemed to be getting my wife kind of hot.

It turns out that she linked to my post about the care and feeding of elderly Jews. Faaantastic. I'm going to be that Guy Who Wrote About the Jews from now on. This is not something I can put on my CV.

Actually, I'm thrilled. What this is going to give me is a billion more weblogs to read, a billion more interesting and funny and thoughtful people to wave hello to across the cybergulf. And once the initial rush of visitors drops off, there'll be a few who stick around. As Just Linda said, I'm in for it.

*I say 'boarded' because I picture the web surfers as pirates on surfboards. I don't know why.

34 comments:

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Wow. I'm speechless. That's the kind of fame us lesser bloggers can only dream about!

And I understand why the wife is getting hot about it. I would too.

palinode said...

This has the effect of making me not give a rat's ass about work. And anything which does that is good in my book.

grrrbear said...

ARRRR!!! Prepare to be boarded ye swab!

Kind of makes me wish Dooce linked you on International Talk Like A Pirate Day. It would have made the mental image more appropo.

blackbird said...

yew
lucky
bahstad.


I hope you don't forget me -
especially after the whole
robot vagina incident.

palinode said...

Blackbird, you are my first and best reader. This place is big enough for you and a robot vagina.

madam_diva said...

guilty... i came in from DOOCE. also from dry rectangle in Canada!

angelos_mom said...

i must say that i had seen your blog once or twice before but once dooce linked you i decided you must be worth taking a daily peek at ;)... also the surfboarding pirates -- that's classic - thanks for giving me so much to laugh about at work lol

Jason Cumberland said...

Maybe you'll get a digg as well, who knows?

FYI, your feed points to a 404 page, from which you can infer a link to this one. They might benefit from your new found traffic as well, unless it's one of yours and you used to be a soon-to-be-married woman. Either way.

savia said...

Wow, you're like famous or something. Can I touch your robot vagina?

palinode said...

Jason - thanks for the heads up on my feed. All fixed now. And I will never never forgive that Other Palinode for taking my name before I thought of it.

Savia - You can certainly buy me a robot vagina sometime. My preferred robot vagina is jalapeno cheddar or mesquite bbq. Or you can buy me a Fussy tshirt.

mathew said...

i'm trying to scour the image of blackbird in a robot vagina out of my mind.

Lucky said...

Yeah it kind of has the tendency to slam work down for a bit. I was linked a couple of weeks ago by some site that I had never even heard of and I was giddy as a schoolgirl when I passed 200 hits by noon.

Not sure what the thrill is--but I think I'd get one if Dooce linked to me.

Peter said...

Kowabunga...Surfs up!
This Dooce really is all powerful. Her influence is remarkable.

JustLinda said...

Ha! GO YOU!

I'm glad to have found you via that post because, well, I have 5 kids and a mortgage and daycare and college fees to pay so I need AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to make me laugh every day.

But how cool was that linky-dink?? I think the Blog Superstars should always pay it forward and promote the newbies just getting their blog on.

And then look at you, all linkin' me up like we're BFF (and if you don't know what BFFs are, let me give you one of my daughters... BFF is a girl thang).

Miss A said...

So do this mean you're too famous to send out that postcard I won? I spent like, a whole fortnight on that poem.

Rich said...

yeah, she linked you, and your site had my arse laughing hard, linked :D

Cactus Jelly said...

BFF=Best Friends Forever!!!

I win! - I win!

Congrat on the nod, Fiery One...you deserve it! That particular post had me on the floor.

Summer said...

Ack, I admit it. I stumbled into this place through Dooce. Though, I'm not really a regular there, so I guess today's your lucky day.

Lynn said...

Wow. So that's probably more exciting than the dirty drawing I sent you, isn’t it.

(The thought of Heather reading your site is exceptionally hot, by the way. I wonder if she reads your posts in her undies. Her tiny little Pink Panther undies — at least I imagine that's the kind she wears.)

Lynn said...

Wow. So that's probably more exciting than the dirty drawing I sent you, isn’t it.

(The thought of Heather reading your site is exceptionally hot, by the way. I wonder if she reads your posts in her undies. Her tiny little Pink Panther undies — at least I imagine that's the kind she wears.)

palinode said...

I don't know what kind of underwear Heather wears, Dana - you should offer her some dirty money to find out.

Lynn said...

I've tried that tactic on other women. Sadly, they never fall for it.

palinode said...

Really? I would have fallen for it. Probably a few times.

christine said...

Unpopular blogger here.. wishing for 170 hits a day and would cream over 1700 just once.. ONCE. Anyways, Dooced did bring me here. Kewl article and and blog. I'll be stopping back for updates. and, oh, Canada is my favorite state! GO LEAFS!

Plunky said...

Came here from Dooce, you lucky lucky man. Now I have one more blog to keep me from doing the work I actually get paid to do, sigh.

Keep feeding the elderly Jews, they need Starbucks too.

Lynn said...

palinode, I did give you dirty money, and you never told me what kind of underwear you wear.

So do tell. You owe me. It's tiny little Pink Panther underwear, isn't it? Or something silky, right?

walktrotcanter said...

Also arrived via Dooce...congrats on the numbers this week! I came back for more so count me as another regular here.

Lynn said...

I am so green with envy here. But now I've read into this and am so happy for you. It's a great blog. One I will add to my growing list. Cheers!

kitsunekaze said...

Directed here by dooce.. stayed because you bring the funny.

And you keep your robot vagina sand-free.

palinode said...

I live a long way from water, so I don't anticipate sand issues.

Chris said...

You should see Surf Nazis Must Die (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094077/). That film masterpiece not only features evil Nazis riding surfboards, but also contains at least one teen Nazi with a hook for a hand riding a surfboard. That's how I picture web surfers.

palinode said...

Ah, the reliable 'hook for a hand' image. If it never existed, we'd have to make it up.

I never saw Surf Nazis Must Die, but I remember seeing the VHS box on the shelves of the video store in the town where I grew up. I think I even remember it on laserdisc.

paige said...

It's sort of a curse if you think about it: if I come back here next week and you're not as funny as you were when you made fun of that Jew, I'm NEVER coming back. And neither will my posse.

:)

Anonymous said...

i will admitt it ... dooce brought me here! thank you dooce. i find you interesting. love the background. thanks!