I've become rather obsessive compulsive concerning my Sitemeter stats. Don't laugh, you probably are, too. I check my stats about twice per week and, typically, I average about 100 hits per day. Most of those hits come from online perverts who've Googled every possible combination of the term "pre-teen girls." Sorry pervs, no pre-teen girls on this blog except characters in a children's books, or my 'My Peepz' tweener calendar.
Yesterday I noticed an odd increase in my page hits — more than double. More oddly, most of this new traffic rushed over from one source: Bartography. Hmm.
Last week, Chris did post a link to my acquisitions announcement. So, why was that announcement generating more traffic this week than last? Though I reveled in my new found (legitimate) popularity, one question bugged me all day long: What's up at Bartography?
This morning while making rounds to my favorite children's literature blogs, I discovered the answer to my question. Bartography was selected by 'Blogs of Note.' Apparently, he's getting hundreds — possibly thousands — of new hits. And then his new visitors are finding their way to my happy dance.
In other news: Today, I get my smile back. Earlier this week, I lost my front tooth, actually a veneer from a childhood accident. This afternoon, I visit my dentist. I never realized how much smiling I actually do until I suddenly couldn't do it.