TypePad recorded the fifty-thousandth page view for The Sheepcat this morning. That comes out to an average of around 35 views per day since I started the blog in May 2005.
For trivia buffs, I've not yet surpassed the count from when I was received into the Catholic Church, more than 3500 views in the space of 5 heady days in September 2005.
The second-highest ranked post in terms of traffic was just a remark about a guy in a goofy-looking hat made from an animal carcass. Kate at Small Dead Animals credited me with the link, and The Sheepcat got 1200 views in the space of a few days. Again way back in 2005. How's that to boost a guy's writerly ego!
So I guess it's time to crank up the publicity engine. I bet the big kids would be glad to see my personal news.