Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fun with Hashtags

First off, I've reached a couple of silly blogging milestones that don't mean much.

I like to celebrate the little things, though, so I'm still going to tell you about them.

This is my 250th post. I know that's a pretty arbitrary number, but I like to think it's a small thing to be proud of. Blogging has done a lot for me, and there's something to writing nearly very day, even if it's usually only nonsense, very short, or utterly ridiculous.

I also recently reached 25,000 total page views for my blog. I'm still not exactly clear what the difference between a hit and a page view is, but apparently page views are cooler, and generated less often. You can read more about nerdy stuff like that, here. Of course, 25,000 sounds like a lot, but since that's really only like 20 people, coming back over and over again, it's not that fresh.

There is also something about the 2 the 5 and the 0 in both those stats that feels kind of Zen to me.

And now to the point: I'm a Twitter noob. I'm never on there, and when I am, I rarely get it. But Simon C. Larter, my good friend and critique partner (and Twitter Guru), and I had a great time last night playing around with the hashtag #zombieproverbs.

Some of the tweets are better than others. Check it out if you're in the mood for a laugh.

Happy Thursday!

41 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

see you on Twitter?

@ADaftScot

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Zombie proverbs? I'll have to try some of those.

Old Kitty said...

Twitter?!?! Jamais!

Too busy looking at green beer/romulan ale to comply!

Yay for your magic 2-5-0 number!!!!!

Take care
x

Simon C. Larter said...

Huh. I wonder if I should check my pageviews or something. I haven't logged on to Google Analytics in yonks. Maybe *I've* got a zen number too! Or, um, not.

Also, my favorite #ZombieProverb from last night: "Brains are through the eye of the beholder."

FTW.

Tracy said...

Congrats on your 2-5-0 ishness!! I stopped checking my blog stats a long time ago, because I have no idea what any of them really mean. *sigh*

Oh, btw, your new picture over there makes me melt. Seriously, has to be the cutest pic EVER!

Ted Cross said...

I haven't checked any of those numbers, but I know I am nowhere close to the numbers you have. Congrats! I like your new photo, too, because you look so different from the other two I am familiar with.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats. I haven't gotten on Twitter. You'll have to let me know if you like it.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations on the big 250...25,000!

Twitter? Isn't that what birds do?

Kelly said...

Yay for 250/25,000!
I'll have to check out these zombieproverbs...

Anne N Kenny said...

I was cracking up reading those last night. Too fun.

Congrats on your milestones!

Michael G-G said...

Here's to the next 250 and 25,000--which would sound even more groovy (but less zenny) if it were dollars. Just to totally lower the tone.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

maaaybe one day i'll join twitter. But for now, i stay away

L.G.Smith said...

I don't get the pageview thing either. Or twitter.

Congrats on 250 posts! Wow.

Robyn Campbell said...

Oh Matt! Congrads on the big 250. Which could be interpreted two hundred and fifty thousand. In which case, ye best get to tweetin'. :) I mean it would only look right for a guy that has that many blog posts along with 25000 page views to be rather experienced tweeter. Looks are everything, yanno? *wink*

I must go and look you up. I'd follow anyone who knows THE zombie proverbs. K? Happy Saint Paddy's Day. I saw this on twitter: I'll start a drunken brawl with anyone who stereotypes the Irish today. ;)

Amanda said...

I'm not much of a tweeter, but often lurk. I followed the #zombieproverbs hashtag yesterday. Epic! HAHA

Steve said...

Dolly Parton is on Twitter.

That was enough reason to join.

Jess said...

Nice job on all those sweet milestones--and zombie proverbs are cool :)

Matthew MacNish said...

LOL Steve, don't forget about Charlie Sheen.

Lisa Gail Green said...

It was good to see you on Twitter yesterday! I enjoyed the Zombie proverbs, but I have to tell you my son was in seventh heaven. He thought it was very cool that you retweeted the one he came up with, so thank you for that.

Michael Offutt said...

You may be a newb but you're a newb with interesting stuff to say :) Plus your blog is kickass. There's no way it's just 20 people coming back over and over...more like thousands of new people inspecting the coolness to be found here.

Cynthia Lee said...

Congrats!! *throws confetti*

ali said...

LOL! I'm totally gonna check those tweets out! Congrats on the awesome stats, too. And I think they DO mean something. Something awesome!

Finally, welcome to Twitter! I <3 Twitter in a big way.

Sean said...

Pretty righteous stats. Congrats and love the zombie proverbs! Love zombie adverbs too.

Elana Johnson said...

The zombie proverbs were awesome! I've taken to using hashtags in tweets, blog posts, texts, and emails. It's an addiction.

And congrats on all the milestones!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi mr matthew! wow you sure did a bunch of posts. could you even believe you did so many. i couldnt never post every day. youre a writer for sure! happy st patricks day!
...hugs from lenny

Marsha Sigman said...

I am really new over there and still figuring out the purpose of hashtags. It's not as easy to be funny or meaningful in 140 characters as you would think though.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the stats!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Hey I was thinking those numbers must mean somethin’ too. Gotta love the how they sync up. I read some of the zombie proverbs. They pretty funny.

randine said...

25,000 pageviews! That's awesome! You go girl!! Congrats.

randine said...

Sorry, didn't mean to call you a girl. I meant to fix that and then somehow pressed post. For once in my life I wish there was a word verification thingy, so I wouldn't have been so hasty.
Anyways.
Awesome. Congrats.

erica and christy said...

I'm a bit worried that if I actually figured Twitter out, I'd go in and never come out...

Awesome pic up there. You guys look very happy. :)
erica

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congratulations! I think these are super milestones! So glad you're on twitter now, too :D

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the milestones! It's a pretty fabulous thing, truth be told, even if they are just numbers. It's 250 times you could've been too distracted or tired to post but posted anyway, because you're awesome like that. :) Congrats!

LTM said...

oh, god. I thought when I got this new dumbphone, I'd be able to start tweeting? Right? Ummm... no.

So one day, I'll return for more wisdom.

And *snort* I giggle every time at Kylie's "whatever." face~ :D

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the new photo!!!

Congrats on your milestones - I don't know anything about page views & hits (& zombies either for that matter) but the number sounds extremely impressive to me! :)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Loved the #zombieproverbs! Simon is the master of the entertaining tweet!

I like the Zen.

Charlie Pulsipher said...

Congratulations on the mile stones. 0-2-5 are all fibonnacci numbers and are very very zen. I have to agree with Michael. You have way more than the same twenty coming back. Yes, some are from the same twenty, but you have many people flowing through and past your wisdom.

Donna Hole said...

Awesome stats :)

I don't tweet, but you and Simon make it sound interesting. I have problems enough keeping up with blogs and FB.

Thats and adorable pic of you and your daughter (I'm guessing).

Have a great weekend.

........dhole

Hannah Kincade said...

I've tried to join Twitter on three occasions now and it keeps taking me to something that says this page does not exist. So I'm done trying for a while.

congrats on 250! I have no idea how many page views my blog has had. Huh, something to research?

Jessica Bell said...

I'm not on Twitter. I don't think I ever will be. Congrats on the milestones! PS: that picture of you and your daughter is just ... so ... beautiful!

adam.purple said...

#ZombieProverbs. Sounds fun. I'm in.

And congratulations. Keep it coming.