Yesterday morning, I received a most surprising email from the WordPress Team, advising me that my post about the full moon picnic at the Taal Monument outside Paarl had been promoted to the homepage of WordPress.com.
Initially, I thought this had to be a mistake.
But then my stats curve began to shoot up.
So, as you may well imagine, there was considerable excitement in my household last night! A close eye was kept on the stats page, and every click of the refresh button brought out an excited yelp, “Oooh! 200 views!”
“Oooooh! 350 views!!!”
“Oh my gosh!!! Look at that!! 5-hundred-and-40-nine!!!!”
It was a somewhat restless night. Although the computer was off, I must have been aware on a subconscious level that my blog was receiving new visitors, because it filtered into my dreams. Strange stuff happened…
The excitement continued this morning, but because hubby is now at work, I am restricted to sharing my delight with my still-very-sleepy cat.
“Tuffy!! Look!!! We’ve had over 2-hundred visitors already this morning!”
“Oooh! It’s up to 300! Oh my!!!”
“Hey, Tuffy! Wake up! You gotta see this! There’s 362 page views now!”
But, as you can see, our little pumpkin-fritter is taking all this hullaballoo in her stride. Purrrrrr….
But the photo below expresses how I feel about WordPress right now: