A couple of days ago I was looking at the blog stats for both Man On The Inside and The Champion Inside blogs and I found that we’d made the big time.
For those of you who aren’t “Livin’ La Vida Loca” in the blogosphere your blog stats tell you all sorts of things. For Instance, you can find out how many visitors you’ve had that day, week, etc.. You can tell what links people have used on your blog to find other information, and you can tell what sites have links that have referred people to your little corner of cyberspace.
Anyway, on this particular day, everything looked pretty normal. We had the regular number of visitors, and people were using all the usual links to leave the site.
But then, as I began to look at who had been referring people to the blog, I found one link that was different than my usual faithful referrers (Which is always appreciated by the way) and following up on the source of the link led to a big (ok that may be a stretch) increase in the blogs fame and cred.
The link came from Boppy.com. For those of you who are hangin’ around the baby set know exactly what a Boppy is. For those of you who aren’t, it’s a big pillow like contraption in the shape of a horseshoe that people use to feed or hold their baby.
When Ko had Coleman, we got one, and I wrote about how I used the Boppy to help me do things as a father that, because of my disability, I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do. (Click here if you want to read that story)
Well, come to find out, Bobby found the post and put it on their website under a section entitled “Boppy Buzz.” The landing page for “Boppy Buzz” displays a picture of Jason Priestly from 90210 fame, and speaks about how he and his wife use a Boppy. But, to the left there is a tab they call “As seen in,” where they display some of the coverage they’ve received regarding their little invention. Lo, and behold, at the bottom of the page next to an article from “American Baby Magazine” you find the post from “Man on the Inside.” Hard to believe as it is, our little blog has actually been quoted somewhere.
Now I don’t want to say that this makes me a Boppy expert—Especially since they already did, but you can forward all your Boppy related questions to me.So, I was thinking it’d be fun if we show them that we’ve noticed their reference of this little community. You know that if I’m following the stats on my little blog, they have to be watching the stats on their website. Therefore, if you haven’t already, go to my original post here, find a link to Boppy, and click on it.
We’ll give them a little spike and show ‘em what happens to a site that links to us.
Thanks to Boppy.com and thanks to all of you who continue to come back and watch the crazy things that happen in our little lives.