1. Thursday, November 1, 2007

    sweet child o mine 

    every now and then im gonna talk about laist cuz its rare that you can write about your job and not have your boss get all freaked out, which is one of the benefits about having a job where youre blogging and your bosses are bloggers. great ones even.

    the last week we were projected to barely hit a million, but anything can happen over a week and one day something can happen and noone comes to your party, so you are constantly trying to tweak things and add things and do things that will be of interest.

    last night i went to sleep and all we had to do was get our average and we would hit our goal, but because it was halloween i had no idea if less people would be online today or more or the same so i sent emails to other websites with posts on laist that they might like and nobody liked anything. i was dying.

    every hour i did little calculations and all day nothing was happening, which is so scary because to get a million you go pretty much zero days where nothing happens. every day something happens which is why you’re getting so many hits.

    even though at 4pm it looked like we would just barely go over, i couldnt go out, i couldnt leave, i couldnt stop trying to add things to maybe get noticed on google news, maybe get linked by some message board, anything. i just needed one link i felt and it would be fine.

    and then at 9pm i remembered drunken stepfather sometimes would link to us so i emailed him and twenty minutes later he put his links up for the night and bam there the link was to us and a nice steady stream came over and at 11:05pm on the last day of the month we went over.

    it was such a relief, such a joy, such a happy happy moment like i havent had in a while – not since last month at the end of the month :)

    i felt like a jockey heading down the home stretch just constantly whipping the horse fearing the finish line but it never seems to come and then when its about to happen the horse gets one tiny second wind

    tonight im thinking about seeing this

    photo of har mar superstar by kid paparazzi