Gut Rumbles

June 23, 2006

i just noticed

I'm not very far away from hitting the THREE MILLION VISITORS mark on my blog. That's even WITH my Cracker ass being banned by Google.

I'm kinda impressed by that number. Hell, I'm probably well over FIVE MILLION "HITS" by now, since I didn't have a Site Meter on my blog until it was almost six months old. I also am very flattered, too.

That ain't bad for a decrepit old Cracker in the teeming metropolis of Rincon, Jawja, which ain't exactly a real hot-spot for commercial blogging. I may never be a Tall Dog in blogdom, but I haven't done too badly, considering that I've never spent ANY time behind-the-scenes here on shameless self-promotion, blatant ass-kissing on other "big-time" blogs or trying to pass myself off as a Serious Journalist by joining a circle-jerk outfit such as Pajamas Media.

Okay... I DID hand out (for FREE!!!) 250 bumper stickers, some of which ended up in trash cans all over the WORLD, but I don't consider that act to be anything close to some of the serious whoring for attention that I've seen lots of other people do.

I built it, and y'all came.

I get to write the way I've always loved to do and I actually have people who enjoy reading my words. That is VERY flattering to me and I thank everybody (except the got-dam spammers) who ever visited my not-so-humble site and deemed it worthy of a return visit or two.

Thank you, folks. And I hope to keep doing this "ceaseless quest for adoration" a lot longer, too. Every time I get depressed and think about quitting, I get a clever comment or a friendly email and I realize just how much fun this silly, self-aggrandizing exercise has been--- and still IS--- for me.

If y'all are still willing to read, I'm still willing to write. And thank you.

I really MEAN that!


Excellent to hear! I love your writing, Rob. Even when you go all dark and maudlin;)

Posted by: Amy on June 23, 2006 07:01 PM

why/how are you banned by google?

Posted by: Jim on June 23, 2006 07:07 PM

You're quite welcome, and thank YOU for entertaining us for so long...

Posted by: Lisa on June 23, 2006 07:24 PM

I've been a regular for more than 3 1/2 years, and it's been my pleasure.


Posted by: Jim - PRS on June 23, 2006 07:35 PM

Never underestimate how many of those 3M hits were probably cunts. Cunts are people too. :)

Posted by: Tessa on June 23, 2006 07:38 PM

Hey Rob:
Been reading for a couple of years. Don't comment much, but yours is the first blog I go to. Always entertaining. Usually right on. Keep it up. It is appreciated.

Posted by: JP on June 23, 2006 07:39 PM

I have been reading you for quite some time. You were still working when I started reading your blog. I like your style. One can tell when someone truely enjoys what they do. I hope you have many years of enjoyment.

Posted by: JCatara on June 23, 2006 08:08 PM

Most blogs I check out about once a week. Your's I try to get by everyday. Nobody with good sense reads that Pajama Media hogshit. I'll take Acidman over that crap anyday. Keep on doing it Rob. Congratulations on the 3,000,000 hits.

Posted by: assrot on June 23, 2006 08:10 PM

(Doin' some more ass-kissin' there, are ya, Tessa?)

Rob, thank you for never quitting.
You'll never know how many lives you've touched, changed and even saved by doing whatcha do.

Posted by: Stevie on June 23, 2006 08:17 PM

Y'know for a decrepit old cracker, you sure do have more than your share of wimmin clawing over each other for you.


Keep writing and I'll keep reading--and taking notes. ;-)

Posted by: Desert Cat on June 23, 2006 08:39 PM

Self-aggrandizing, indeed. That's what blogging's all about, innit?

The sites I visit again and again are the ones with good writing and people who know how to tell a good story without fucking it up. And that's why I keep coming back here.

Plus, you are the Crap-Daddy.

Posted by: Elisson on June 23, 2006 09:29 PM

Banned by google!! Congratulations, that is a real honor; means you are politically incorredt; no wonder I like your writing.

Posted by: maxnnr on June 23, 2006 09:45 PM

Yours is still the first blog I read everyday. Congrats on the 3 million mark, go for another 3!

Posted by: oldweatherman on June 24, 2006 10:19 AM

Been readin' ya for about a year and a half now, and have enjoyed every post I read.

Keep on keepin' on A-man

Posted by: gravdigr on June 24, 2006 10:46 AM

Congrats on the 3 mil. I'm hoping to hit that in my lifetime. I guess I need to learn to tell better stories....

Posted by: Libby on June 24, 2006 12:46 PM

Congratulations on the 3 million mark, Rob.

I have been here reading and lurking - and sometimes commenting - since November of 2002.

I've enjoyed every bit of it.

Posted by: Roy on June 25, 2006 05:34 PM
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