Posted by: GeekHiker | May 4, 2008

How Odd*

I don’t spend a whole lot of time looking at the Blog Stats pages that WordPress provides. As lovely as they are, with cool charts and lists of incoming links and references and what not, obsessing over my daily hit count just isn’t my thing.

After all, I have some high quality commenters, which is better than a 10,000 hit day any day.

Still, late Friday night, after having finished packing for a weekend trip out of town, I found myself perusing the page before shutting down the computer for the weekend. My attention perked up a bit when I saw an incoming link from the LA Times.

The LA Times?

“Why on Earth would the LA Times be linking to me?” I thought in my weakeaned “I’ve been packing for waaaaaaaaay too long tonight” mental state.

So I followed the link.

And I gotta tell ya, to be cited in another blog, to be quoted for pete’s sake, is just the oddest thing.

At least it’s just odd and it didn’t go to my head. Gave me a chuckle, actually.

Especially after I returned today and looked at the Times post again, still blinking in the randomness of it all. And I noted how many people had commented on it.


Heh. 🙂

*Because writing this post is a lot easier than going over several hundred photos from the weekend’s road trip and attempting to write a post at 9:00 on a Friday night.



  1. Or as most of us like to call it 9:00 on a Sunday night….

  2. Geeky is a celebrity now ;-p Lol.

    I posted a comment but I think it might not show up for a while, as they are moderated. Perhaps then you will find way more than one comment?



  3. You’re famous! Can I have your autograph?

  4. can you say you’ve been “published” in a major periodical?

  5. you’re famous! Yea! I can say I knew you back then. I got a random link like that one time from Motor Trend Magazine. The skateboarder magazines’ sometimes link me up too…

    Mostly I get weird links of actresses on crutches…I guess I should change my title soon. 🙂

    I was just about to say you got one comment but it was Cara!

  6. Now you’re gonna get hot chicks Emailing you… or not. :/

  7. Now that we know about your post on the Times you should get more comments there… I just commented – though you might think my comment lame! 🙂

  8. Okay seriously, that is awesome! Congrats! Next thing you know, they’ll be asking you to write hiking articles!

  9. You’re famous man!!!

  10. Just A Girl – see? I told you I was tired!

    Cara – I’m up to two! They’re by people I know, but I’ll take it.

    Lea – LOL, sure!

    Charlotte – Hardly. Quoted in a minor spot on the web, maybe.

    Cripkitty – Excellent, we’re famous together!

    Aaron – I’ll keep watching the in-box

    A Life Uncommon – Really? The second e-mail? I always thought it was the third or fourth…

    Mel Heth – Heh, yeah, I just gotta get that John McKinney guy outta my way… 😉

    Homer-Dog – *chortle*

  11. That’s AWESOME! Congratulations! So much fun!

  12. Lori – Thanks! It is a lot of surreal fun, isn’t it?

  13. Honestly? I haven’t a clue… 😉 But I wasn’t saying YOU had to be the one to say ‘hey lets meet up’. Anyway, it’s pretty freekin sweet that you are famous now!!! Congrats!

  14. a life uncommon – Okay, whew! Thanks!

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