Well, today is the one year anniversary of launching MichaelMackie.com. It was quite the undertaking, believe me. I didn’t realize all the intricacies of putting together a professional website. It really started off as a lark. I wanted a venue where I could write (or not write) whatever I wanted. I needed an outlet to be clever, witty, bitter or snarky – and FaceBook just WASN’T cutting it.
So I approached my friend (and former co-worker) Jamon Abercrombie and asked him to help a brother out. I gave him the color scheme and overall idea … and he ran with it. Brilliance followed one week later. Jamon knows how incredibly vain I am … and if he didn’t, he certainly got the memo early on. My website is a perfect little slice of me. Thanks, Jamon. I owe you one … or 25,000 … which is how many hits I’ve gotten in the past year.
It took awhile for my website to take off … ahem, despite shameless, blatant self-promotion. I noticed that a random smattering of my blogs were getting an unusual amount of traffic in the first few months. Oddly, thanks to Google – two or three specific blogs got hits from all over the country. Here are the links below: (Can you link from your website TO your website? Gosh, I hope so – it had better not create a tear in the fabric of the universe!)
I’d like to give a shout out to Canada (specifically Ontario and Winnipeg) who check out my website frequently. And Queensland, Australia too. I don’t know anyone in any of those cities, but thanks to the miracle of the internet they found me. Yeah, I’m kind of a big deal.
So here’s to my second year of meeting and greeting famous people … and writing to my little heart’s content. I promise big things in the upcoming months for my adoring reading public. Thanks for all your feedback, notes, comments and suggestions – and by all, I mean, my parents.
Here’s to 50,000 hits before Spring Break!