Saturday, June 6, 2009

10,000 +....who are you people?

New blog entry or just an excuse to get my crazy-ass flamenco puss lower down on the screen. It's freakin me out and I'm sure all of you as well.

Today, Big Woo hit the 10,000 visitor mark. That's about 16 visits per day, on average since the first eruption of the Woo in November 2007.

I have no friggin idea what 10,000 hits means. Am I a popular blogger? A desperate blogger with no friends sitting on the empty side of the cafeteria? I'm sure it's 100 times less than that mom who appeared on Oprah for starting the mom-in-despair blogging phenom. This chick pulls in 6 figures a year for advertising space. I don't think I'm gonna make it to the Oprah couch any time soon or get Gerber chewables to float me some cash for 16 hits a day. But gosh darn it, I'm grateful.

Thank you for coming by the Big Woo when you can. Thank you for your words of support, friendship, disgust, confusion, and harassment. Thank you for being there during the wait when I posted annoying disco (ABBA) videos from You Tube, when the referral came and I spazzed, when we posted the Warhol interpretations of Misho's pink girlie outfit, during the baby prep where I dared to post the requisite nursery decorating photos, when I swore unabashedly, when I dared to think I could rally up enough mother juice to compete with Ms. Cosby, when Misho entered the hospital and almost put me in jail for bitch slapping a spinal tap-carrying ER tech, and during all the other benchmarks and craziness. It's been a ride.

Big Woo will continue to have no consistency, purpose, or theme. I don't go very deep. I don't share my tears, or the really bad crap that happens in one's life. I don't have the writing chops for such action. I stay clearly on the surface; floating on top the oil slick of life while trying to raise a beautiful boy in the best way possible. More importantly, I commit, to each and every one of you, to never, ever write a blog entry before 11pm without a cocktail in hand and without gross grammatical and spelling errors.

First though, I want to know: who the heck are you? A few of you leave comments, and many more just peruse. Please take a look at the survey on the right. It's simple, anonymous enough, and short. Please, grab a cocktail and take part in the Big Woo Survey of Woo-ers.

And always remember, The Big Woo loves you. And we mean it.


Julie said...

You need to add an option, "Because you find my writing hilarious, and spit out beverages while reading". CHECK.

Cindy said...

I completely agree with Julie! I think your writing is damn funny. Thanks for that.
and now we have sweet Misho to look at so that makes it even better : )

Sparkleneely said...

Shelby -- congrats! I have been lurking, but love your adventures and writing so much. It's been so fun to be on this journey with you and David and Misho. I love it.

And someday we need to discuss the whole CB radio thing that was on Dan's page. I think the same guys showed up at our house.

Big Woo Hoo!!!

Liz said...

I don't remember how I found - some adoption-blog connection - but it's fun every time I come back! Congrats on 10,000 and here's to 10,000 more!

-C said...

I am a hard core Woo junkie!!


The first thousands of hits on my blog were all by me checking my own blog for comments. I don't get out much.

Chad & Kate Roberts said...

I am a closet Woo fan. You make me laugh which is something I am in much need of these days!

Mama Papaya said...

More or less with Julie. Just strike spit and insert sneeze.

paige said...

Woo to the woo--you know we love ya, baby!

Patrick said...


David and Shelby-What an adorable little boy!!

MISHO is so CUTE!!

Belated Congratulations, I'm sure you're so happy.

Patrick B.