Nice surprise today with blog hits.

As always, at the end of the day I check my blog stats to see where my traffic is coming from and what content is catching the most attention. I was certainly surprised today to see that I got a new all time hit count in blog hits.

For some reason WordPress stats stop counting here at 8:00 pm EST. I guess it’s some setting in my WordPress account or something and I just haven’t gotten around to looking into it yet. Ah well.

Just one of those random spikes in traffic I suppose, but I’ll take it. 😛

Looks like tomorrow could be the same with 12 hits in 15 minutes (at time of taking screenshot of course). Hopefully I’m gaining some credibility on the web. Who knows.

Upgraded to WordPress 2.6.3, new daily hits record

Sorry for the 1-2 minute down time just now while I was upgrading to WordPress 2.6.3. 😛

I know you missed being able to access the site for that amount of time, but it’s back now. 😀

In other news, saw a burst of activity today due to the interest in my post “Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 RC” and many Linux fans or curious people searching for Ubuntu 8.10 RC news.

I ended the 24 hour period with a total of 831 hits, beating out the previous daily record of 519 that came about after posting to a Digg article regarding Opera 9.5.

I tweeted the 750 hits mark here. The cycle resets at 8:00 PM so the results from today look like the following:

That last one give the final count and a preview to the searches that brought up most often. I’m glad to see so much interest in Ubuntu these days!