Thursday, February 23, 2012


This blog just passed 25,000 views.  Sure, that’s not a very big number compared to sites that have boobs or cute cats (or both) on them, but it’s pretty good considering that I don’t do any promotion via social media.  (No Twitter.  No podcasts.  I’m not even on Facebook.  Yes, I’m a caveman.  Other than having to shave four times a day, it’s not a bad life.) 

25,000 is also not a bad number considering I was at only 10,000 views just over three months ago, and 2,500 views just over eight months ago.  With this in mind, I’d like to thank everyone who takes the time to visit, to comment, and especially those who share a post they like with their friends.

Those of you with six figure, or even seven figure, numbers of visitors to your movie blogs – here’s an exchange from the 2011 film Friends With Benefits that puts things into perspective for all of us.

(A woman is trying to convince a man to take a job she has lined up for him):

Jamie Rellis – “This is a huge opportunity Dylan - Art Director of GQ magazine.  This is the big leagues.  I mean, no offense to your little blog on the internet.”

Dylan Harper – “Which got six million hits last month.”

Jamie Rellis – “I could put up a video of me mixing cake batter with my boobs and it will get eight million hits.”

Such is life in the blogosphere…..

By the way, on the subject of sites with boobs or cats or both on them, here’s a blatant attempt to increase traffic.


  1. Congratulations. Also, love the shameless-attempt-to-increase-traffic picture.

  2. Congrats indeed! It's a big milestone and it took me a long time to get there.

  3. Congratulations! Still working on 25,000 myself, so to me that's quite a milestone.

  4. Congrats Chip! You are right, cats and boobs rule the internet.

    Here's a tip for the future, place your image above the fold to insure the greatest impact.

    1. PS. Please consider disabling the word verification required for posting comments.

  5. @Dave Enkosky, SJHoneywell, Barry P., and Bonjour Tristesse - Thanks!

    @Bonjour Tristesse - I have read the link you provided. Thanks. I DID have it off at the very beginning, but I was getting spammed, so I enabled it. I've only had two spam messages in the year since then. I did see that the post says Blogger has gotten better at identifying spam. You've given me something to think about. Perhaps I will try this in the future. Thanks also for the tip about the pic. I do put the movie/book/hike pics at the top. I put this one at the bottom as the punchline to the post.

  6. Congrats!And that is a charming picture :)

  7. Congrats Chip, keep up the good work!

  8. Congrats on 25,000 views Chip, I only came here for the cat picture ;-)

  9. @threeguys1movie - Thanks for the visit. I knew that picture would work. :-)