A week or two ago, some blogs I read posted about managing their large families (of which I am not), and the theme was bedrooms, or kid’s rooms, or something along those lines.  They use some kind of internet magic that lets other bloggers add a link showcasing their similar blogpost.  While I’m never together enough to plan these out, I was excited as I’d recently posted on my girls’ new 3-bunk-closet.   It wasn’t a complete room-exposé, but displayed their sleeping quarters at least.

It was fun to get some extra comments on that post, brought, no doubt, from the link I left at the blog(s).

[In case you’re interested, here is a link to their blog carnival on large families:  Four Moms, 35 Kids.  At least, it’ll get you started. 🙂 ]

Then I got my oft-ignored weekly email that tells me how many (and almost who) visitors I had.  I almost really never check it.  But I eyed the summary and fell out of my chair, when my daily average had gone from the usual 12-16 to a hefty 74.  Seventy four!?!  I had something else to do, and didn’t have time to double-check that, and make sure it wasn’t a glitch or mistake (yes, I know, that’s not worth beans in the blog-world.  But this is my world, and that’s pretty amazing).  I really couldn’t believe that had happened, or how.

Last week a friend was visiting, and the subject came up, and I was about to tell her this information but I checked myself, thinking I MUST have misread, or even dreamed it (I had to double-check with a cousin to see if she had lately told me another cousin had been a Navy SEAL.  She had not.  He had not.  No wonder I hadn’t heard about it before.  I had only dreamed it.).  I checked the email again, and sure enough, that’s what it said.  I was still fairly sure it was a mistake.  Later, when I had a moment, I decided to click through and see where the traffic was coming from..  Maybe I had been outed locally and someone was building a case against me for something, and was gathering evidence. 🙂  But no, the hits were from all around the nation, even places in Europe and Australia/New Zealand (and my friend has moved away from NZ to England, last year.  Again.  So it wasn’t her.).  I found a bar graph that showed a sudden jump, and it finally dawned upon me that my little link at the blog carnival must have garnered a considerable chunk of traffic!  Mystery solved.

Today I checked, and while it’s not half that earlier average, it’s still much more than it used to be.  So I come to the point of all this rambling…

Be welcome here.  And thank you.

I do hope you’ll leave a comment or two anywhere you like, or email me at [my name]@ hotmail dot com.  I hope to get to know some of you!!!