June 25, 2006

Why is Althouse blogging at 5 a.m.?

It's a day about 5.



I'm waiting for my 5 millionth visitor today.

18 comments:

Dave said...

Sorry for the snarky comment.

Me, I should go get some shut eye.

Theo Boehm said...

Damn! I'm only visitor number 4,997,746.

Pogo said...

5 million!

Damn. Just 4,999,564.
I never won those radio call-in shows, either.

Internet Ronin said...

This is a neat piece of artwork, BTW. Had you seen this before and thought of it as 5 million approached or did you go looking for something appropriate?

Theo Boehm said...

5,000,007. Who's the lucky 5,000,000th?

Boghie said...

I was just creating a blogroll link to Ann's site.

Found it a couple of days ago.

I am probably in the running for the 5 millionth link...

I had to keep viewing it to format my link list - I have been accused of pyramid worship or something. So, I have been making changes on my silly little blog (looking up at 5,000 visitors) and viewing Ann's site for the past 5 - 10 minutes...

Hope springs eternal!!!

Internet Ronin said...

Theo: One of quxxo's many personalities, no doubt ;-)

Ann Althouse said...

It was this one. Somebody in LA who came in from Instapundit to the Newsweek Kos thing at 10:56.

And Site Meter won't count you if you keep coming back. You have to be gone -- I don't know -- at least half an hour for it to see you as a new visitor.

Boghie said...

As the captain said in the movie Midway:

Gosh Darm It!!!

Close, but no cigar...

But then again, I wasn't actually aware of the mini-contest... Just found the blog via: "If any of us blog on this right now, we fuel the story. Let's starve it of oxygen." - either through an InstaLaunch or the Anchoress. Had to comment on that fiasco, talked about her cat, wanted a cat blog posting (got it, a cutie), and then looked at some fine architecture...

So I wanted to link in my BlogRoll...

Dang Site Meter - I probably would have had it without the repeat thang... Looks like I was the 4,999,996th visitor :-{

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Many happy returns!

Do you think these million milestones will ever get ho-hum?

Joe said...

Well, congrats. I love the blog. Eclectic and intelligent.
WV: zbirdran

Symba the code monkey said...

Loved that painting as a child. Thanks for bringing back the memory.

HaloJonesFan said...

IT'S THE FIRE TRUCK

Tim Dexter said...

Heck...I'd be happy for 5,000! Or 500, he said sheepishly. Congratulations!

Ann Althouse said...

Internet Ronin: It's a famous painting I've seen many times.

DRJ said...

I don't doubt your comment but I'm trying to understand how sitemeter works. If the LA visitor was #5,000,000 then why does the link show this?

"Visit Number 5,004,002"

DRJ said...

Maybe it keeps counting and I was #5,004,0002?

Ann Althouse said...

DJR: I guess it wasn't a stable link. I originallyy had the 5 millionth there, with the characteristics I stated. I guess you can't permalink into Site Meter.