During my high school and college years, the biggest rock bands played at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Arena. The BJCC arena was the largest indoor concert space in the state of Alabama. I saw bands like the Eagles, Aerosmith, Bad Company (twice), Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Kiss (four times). A sold-out show meant an attendance of about 20,000 people.
Yesterday, my blog had a record day. I got the coveted “Your stats are booming” alert from WordPress three times. See the stats graph above. On a good day, I’ll normally get about 1,000 page views. The total yesterday: 27,523. Thats way better than a sold out show at the BJCC arena (maybe this is a bad analogy, but I got a lot of eyes on my blog yesterday).
SketchUp featured one of my woodworking plans in their recent email newsletter; best of the web section. See the red arrow below.
I began this blog in 2009. One thing I have learned is that to get noticed in the crowded blogosphere, you need the help of others. Yesterday, SketchUp was a ginormous help. Already today, I have an additional 6,238 page views and it is not yet 7:30 am. So my stats will continue to boom today. Thank you SketchUp!