2010-01-25

Sorry Sass, I lied to you…

About a year ago, Sass & I were talking and I said, "I won't put ads on my blog until I get like 100 followers."  Well, Sass, thanks to you, and your call out, I went over 100 the other day, but still am running ad free.

The other day, I went over 100 followers.  I'm now @ 106.  That blows me away.  Oh, sure, a couple people are double counted, and a good number of the followers are no longer active.  But still…

106!

I am honestly amazed and honored that each of you comes over here whenever you do.  Thank you very much.  These are the 8 people who pushed me over the brink:

jenn @ Perspective Required Jane226
Momma @ MommaKiss Tara
Melinda Arnold @ Melinda Arnold Stephanie @ Happiness Is...Jesse

M.I.S.

Beth Sudlow

A special shout to M.I.S. (whoever you are, I tried to find you, but your avatar doesn't have a link) who was my 100th.  And a "Hey" to Beth Sudlow, a close friend of mine for +20 years.


The Liechtenstein & Luxembourg chronicles continue.  Since I last posted about them HERE, I still have gotten a hit from either of these countries.  But I did get my second hit from Malta.  Go figure.

I was thinking, "You know, a lot of people might not know much about these countries".  So here is a little info for you.  Hey, mjenks isn't the only one who can edumacate ya.

Liechtenstein is a "principality" ruled by a prince.  Luxembourg is a "grand duchy" ruled by a grand duke, not a 'grand douche' like 'The Situation' from the 'Jersey Shore' show.

Liechtenstein & Luxembourg are both 'land locked'.  This should not be confused with myself & Cora being "lip locked'.

Liechtenstein's unofficial motto is "Meat in the Switzerland / Austria sammich."  Luxembourg's unofficial motto is "No, we aren't Belgians."

Liechtenstein is located totally in the mountains.  Like West Virginia.  And in a strange coincidence, Liechtenstein is the largest PRODUCER of false teeth in the world, a product much in demand in West Virginia. Luxembourg's largest export is T-shirts with the phrase "De-Luxembourg!" emblazoned on the front.

10 comments:

JenJen said...

Stay strong! NO ADS!

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Wow, you're getting desperate about getting hits from these countries. Do these countries speak English? Because if they speak another language, they probably won't google information in English and come across your site...

Cora said...

Awwww, you're such a good blogger. I never have time to thank my followers like this. You're AWESOME, m'dear!!!!

Cora said...

Pfffft! LOL at Jan - the next post won't be in German or French, will it??

;-)

Oh, and the quick hits has a wee booboo there. You're flying out on Thursday, goofball! *snicker*

SkylersDad said...

Keep it ad free!!!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Oh, yeah, sure...you can get hits from tiny island nations in Europe...but what about Oceania???

Have you ever tried throwing yourself upon the tender mercies of the Vanutu-ans or the Fiji-ites or the denizens of The Federated States of Micronesia?

...I need to spend less time at Sporcle...

Dr Zibbs said...

I made $11,197 last year with ads.

J.J. in L.A. said...

"No, we aren't Belgians."

Hahaha!!! I wonder if my Belgian friend ever says, "No, we aren't Luxembourgians".

Scope said...

JenJen - I will. Fear not.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity - I know, I know, and I would consider this a desperate and hockey except, I TOTALLY GOT A HIT FROM LUXEMBOURG TODAY!!!!

Cora – Thank you. And 'No, the next post won't be in German or French, and I will probably lay off of Liechtenstein for a while.

SkylersDad – As you wish...

the iNDefatigable mjenks – It's like playing Risk. I want to secure a continent before I move on. And Oceania isn't worth that many points. (And no, I have yet to get any hits from Vanuatu, Fiji or The Federated States of Micronesia.)

Dr Zibbs – Really? $11,197? That's awesome, man. Still not gonna do ads.

J.J. in L.A. – No, but they probably sneak across the border to buy the lower taxed hooch.

Sassy Britches said...

Those last two paragraphs are the epitome of why I like you.

Well, among many other lovely traits, of course.