~A Plea~


English: Monkeys Blogging Español: Simios blog...

English: Monkeys Blogging Español: Simios bloggeando (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am not too proud to beg. I reached my one year goal of 300 followers by my anniversary date–but want to get 10,000 hits–I only need 188 (as it stands now)  to reach that goal. Sooo…………I am sending out this friendly invitation to you and all your friends to stop by today and give me a few likes and a few comments, so I can reach that goal. I started this blog a year ago, but did not really get in the blogging mode until about April of this year. And oh, by the way, if you want to add to my follower list, that would be wonderful too–just because I hit my goal, that does not mean I don’t want to exceed it.

I am now a self-confessed stats watcher, which is both a good and bad thing. I think I have the most wonderful readers in the world–you are all so supportive of other bloggers, and I have made some  bbffs  (best blogging friends forever) and lots and lots of acquaintances who are fast becoming friends too.

I do not mind if you feel sorry for me and want to give me some pity “likes” and comments — I will take whatever you have to give.

Also, if anyone understands Spanish–will you tell me what that monkey in my picture is saying — if it is off colour I will replace it! (LOL) In Canada, French is our other official language, and we are not exposed to that much Spanish on a national level.

I also put the shoe company name Nike as a tag to see if I can generate any traffic that way. I am just shameless!


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  1. I think it’s, not right now I’m blogging. Lol.. Congrats!

    • make sense 🙂 thanks for helping me out! and adding to my numbers

      • All I need is a reminder and I”m there! 😀

      • appreciate it – by the way–we met my goal and exceeded it!

      • Congrats! On to the next one!

  2. LOL on adding Nike as a tag!
    Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil – The last monkey is saying – that there is nothing about blogging – as in there’s nothing about Blogging no evil 🙂

    • I feel like I am cheating–but all is fair in love and stats! Thanks for the translation and adding to my numbers 🙂

  3. Hope you reach your goal. I’m very optimistic that you will get the numbers you want. 🙂

    • thank you for your help – even if I don’t, I have so many lovely people like you cheering me on 🙂

  4. I stopped watching the stats ages ago – you know you don’t need them. You have friends and you are splendid!

    • Just for today – then I will stop, I promise (no–that is not me with my fingers crossed)
      But you are so right — I have made some wonderful friends! Who needs numbers–I still remember that book in Psych 101 – How To Lie With Statistics

  5. Great post! Shameless! I love it! 😉 I tweeted your post. Hopefully that gets you some more hits too! People don’t know what they’re missing if they’re not reading your blog!

    • thank you for trying to help out – and for the compliment – now if I don’t reach my goal, I will still be a happy camper 🙂

  6. I’m pretty sure it says I have nothing against blogging, so you are safe.:-) Congats on meeting your goal!

    • thank you — I am glad it does not say anything it shouldn’t – thanks for dropping by!

      • I like it!!! And you are welcome!!

  7. let me know if the Nike tag works. Good luck!

    • I don’t think it will – once they find out it has nothing to do with shoes — I am sure they will be disappointed and leave in a huff (lol)

  8. I can’t wait to tell you Congrats! Keep up the great work! I know you’ll EXCEED and SUCCEED!

  9. Congratulations! I would love to have 300 followers! I am jealous!

  10. I learned the hard way that if you add a tag like tween girl you get some (creepy) extra traffic. I wouldn’t suggest it though – makes you want to bethe with steel wool and carbolic soap.

    I’m going to read back through some archive pages to give your stats a wee boost.

    • I see what you have been doing – you are such a good girl! Thank you for taking the time to do this. I was not kidding when I said I had made some bbffs. 🙂

      • It was fun to take some time and look back at some of the posts that I hadn’t read before. You’re very welcome.

      • 🙂

    • I will take this advice seriously – a harsh chemical bath is not something I would want to experience–makes my skin crawl

  11. This in and of itself is a great post! I’ve decided that Fresh Pressed picks may use come of the criteria they mention but based on some of my views of the “Fresh Pressed” I think many of the picks must be random, because some I’ve seen don’t match those items they say should be on your blog (as in one I saw with no tags at all) Keep doing what your doing. Your writing is excellent! I like your style. 🙂

    • thank you Penny – love the encouragement–and I too am confused about what gets FPd and what doesn’t

      • Yes a great big (???) on that one!

  12. Oops, I meant to say “use some of the criteria now “come”)! 🙂

  13. Alright I’m giving up I meant to say “not” not “now”. Dogs barking in the background, kids arguing, I’m going to go problem solve! I know you’ll reach your goals! 🙂

    • I have trouble concentrating with too much going on in the background too – I am just glad you stopped by – thanks again

      • I was glad to do so. The past few weeks have been very hectic here in this household. Good, but hectic. I feel guilty that I can’t get by to visit my blogging friends as frequently as I would wish! Sigh!

      • well, you have to have a life outside these blog walls

      • Well, rats! No not really. I love my family which means responsibilities to lovingly attend to or at least attend to :). Hope your day is going well for you today. 🙂

      • I know–sometime my attending to is loving and sometimes it is just attending to! 😉

  14. Happy one year anniversary! A few clicks, a few likes and a comment, I hope you reach your goal today!

  15. Love the honesty, hope you get your 10,000! I only just reached the 1,000 mark which I am very excited about?

  16. Congratulations! (I remember that book, too… How To Lie With Statistics … ) I’m sure your numbers will continue to climb! 🙂

  17. You should throw in tags for Diet Coke and Huge Jackman as well to help boost your stats!

    Congrats on your milestone . . . and cheers to the next one!

    • you know I got this idea from you–if it starts getting late and I am not getting the hits, I may just do this (lol)

  18. You’ve done so well in such a short time! Thumbs up!

  19. I’d give you several likes if this WP thing would allow, Lou Ann. I love reading your posts and obviously so many others do as well. Congrats and here’s to hundreds more likes and comments! Be well, friend!

    • I am shameless today though, aren’t I? It is getting ever closer — only need 57 more!
      Thanks for being such a loyal BBFF! 🙂

  20. Congratulations of your accomplishments… Whatever happens I wish you contentment! 🙂

    • contentment is a wonderful thing to wish for someone–thank you so much 🙂

  21. My Spanish isn’t very good but I think the cartoon basically means “I’ve got nothing: sober blogging.” And congrats on your milestones!

    • Thank you for the translation — getting close to meeting the 10,000 – keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  22. I am happy to be included on your follower list! Love your posts and all of your kind comments. Here’s my two cents, hope you reach your goal! 🙂

  23. “There’s nothing like blogging.”
    Hope you get lots of hits today.

  24. I’m sure you will reach your goal my friend 😀
    Love the cartoon by the way!

    Choc Chip Uru

  25. I love the Nike touch! I too am a stats watcher. I think, secretly, we might all be!

  26. I’ve just come to your blog three times today! Hope that helps. You have 300 followers in such a short time! Congrats to you and Happy Anniversary!

    • well, it worked–I hit and went over my goal–thanks so much for your help- I will return the favour anytime

  27. Hilarious! Thanks for the Nike tip! Might add “Lose 30 pounds in 2 weeks” to mine!

    • hey, good idea – so no matter what your post is really about add that and you are going to be the most popular blog going (and deserve it btw)

  28. A big and well-deserved milestone indeed! Here’s to hoping you exceed your goal by a big gap. Cheers to you! *glass clink* 🙂

    • Thank you — I did exceed it and in my next post I drank a cheer to you (as part of a collective) too. Glass clink back – and individual Cheers to you– and thanks for your encouragement

  29. Superstar blogger, good goin’ sis!

  30. Congratulations! I’m in awe of you! Peggy’s right – you are a superstar!

    • Well, she is my sister and I pay her to say nice stuff (no, I don’t–she is just a great sister)–but thank you for the vote of confidence :);)

  31. Hahaha – you are hilarious! Nike – really?! LOL! 🙂

  32. wow i’ve been gone a few weeks and missed the “hits party” ~ congratulations on your anniversary and getting past your 10,000

    i’m ashamed after so many years of spanish in school that i actually had to google sobre and no hay nada, but for what it’s worth i think it’s an idiom which translates to something like “there is nothing above blogging” ~ pretty funny

    • glad you are back and thanks for the translation – it makes sense re the pic.
      Thanks for the congrats – I think begged and borrowed and maybe even tried to stole

  33. Count me in. You have a wonderful blog and your words always heart-felt and full of encouragement. Thank you.

  34. I have been a bit out of the loop in the blogging world as my MIL has been in town for a week so I am just now trying to catch up. Glad you made your goal! 🙂

  35. Congratulations! I don’t have that on both blogs combined!

  36. Congratulations, and good luck hitting the 10,000 honey xx

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