A perfectly meaningless story about the crazy world of the internet:
I knew announcing our pregnancy might draw back a few of the readers I had lost during the last few months of writer's block and I figured posting a facebook status that led people here to discover our exciting news might result in a few more hits.
But yesterday's stat counter recorded many more hits than I expected... when I checked it before heading to bed last night, it had recorded 448 hits in the last 24 hours when previously we had be averaging only 64 per day.
I was curious. So I did a little internet sleuthing.
The stat counter I use allows you to see the last 100 visitor's entry pages (the main page or a specific post) and will also let you see what page referred them to the blog (someone else's blog, my facebook profile, etc).
The log of entry pages yielded the first clue. A large percentage of visitors to our blog were going directly to this post. A very inspiring video... but one I had posted months ago. Why the sudden interest?
So, I dug a little deeper. The log of referrals showed a large number of these visitors were arriving at this post from Twitter. I will be the first to admit that I do NOT understand twitter... it baffles me. The only person I know on twitter is Josh so I asked him if he had posted any kind of link to our blog on his twitter account. Nope. One twitter address seemed to show up more than the others... a twitter page belonging to someone named Rick Bezet. Turns out, Mr. Bezet posted a link to the video on my blog yesterday...
Fair enough. So what in the world does this have to do with Kris Allen, 2009 American Idol winner? Turns out Rick Bezet is the pastor at New Life Church in Conway, Arkansas ... the church where Kris Allen supposedly goes and that rallied support for him during the American Idol competition. I also think that Mr. Bezet traveled to Los Angeles as a guest of Kris Allen for the season finale.
I have NO idea what brought Mr. Bezet to our blog in the first place or if he read anything about Noah while he was here... but I thought it was an interesting story nonetheless!