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10,000 Hits Already !! January 9, 2008

Posted by Richard Foote in Oracle Blog, Richard's Musings.

I’ve just noticed that the hits counter has just reached 10,000 hits.

I’m quite excited as I actually saw it displaying the 10000, being one of those weird people who would drive around the block a couple of times just to see the mileometer reading in the car reach some “special” number. I screamed with frustration once when I just missed 12345 scroll past, 123456 just seemed such a long way away ….

I must admit I had absolutely no idea how many people would read this Blog when I started it almost a month ago. Starting a Blog was something that was mentioned and suggested to me a few times when I attended and presented at the Unconference at Oracle OpenWorld last year.

Now I must admit, I don’t really know whether 10,000 visits in less than a month, including the Christmas Holidays, is actually a lot or not, but if someone asked me a month ago how long I thought it would take me to reach 10,000 hits, I would have guessed (and hoped somewhat) in 6 months or so. So it’s certainly a lot more hits than I ever thought I would get at this early stage.

So to have generated so much interest, so many comments, there’s over 150 although lots are mine I know 🙂 and so many emails is really really, umm what’s the right word, I guess “nice”.

So thank you all for your interest and involvement !!

If someone can give me a bit of warning just before 20,000 is reached, I would appreciate it !!


1. Brian Tkatch - January 9, 2008

10,000? So who were the three visitors besides me? 😛

I don’t think i would drive a round the block to see it, but i would drive with my camera.

Oh, congrats Richard.


2. Brian Tkatch - January 9, 2008

This URL belongs in the previous comment…Odometer


3. H.Tonguç Yılmaz - January 9, 2008

Congratulations Richard, but this is so reasonable after all, I am a fan of your blog and I reference you if any index related discussion happens 🙂

I think you will see 100,000s immediately during 2008, best regards.


4. Gokul - January 9, 2008

Congrats, Richard. 20,000 hits in less than half the time it took for 10,000 hits, I guess :-).


5. Patrick Wolf - January 9, 2008

Congratulation Richard! With 10.000 page views a month you are doing quite well for your first month, especially for December.

Greetings from the other side of the world 🙂


6. Alberto Dell'Era - January 9, 2008

I’ll warn you when you get near the 42,000 mark 😉


7. Mihajlo Tekic - January 9, 2008

Congratulations Richard … I am really glad you started this blog.
Don’t be surprised by the popularity your blog has.
Your articles, followed by interesting discussions, are nothing but great.

Keep going …


8. Robert - January 10, 2008

Congrats David, err, Richard!

Please keep up the good work


(I did not see a ref so I though I sneak it in :-))


9. Richard Foote - January 10, 2008

Thanks for all the cool comments.

I love the odometer photos, especially as it was taken while travelling at 50+ MPH 🙂

I’m actually 42 years old (for the next 6 months or so), here’s hoping I get to understand what the “answer” to life is soon 😉

I’ll be on “the other side of the world” in June presenting my 2 day Index Internals seminar in various countries for Oracle University (Belgium, UK and The Netherlands confirmed at this stage) so I might get to meet some of you then. Just had my photo taken for the promotional flyers, yikes !!!

Hope all is Hunky Dory, managed to sneak one in 🙂

Some interesting things on compressing indexes coming soon …


10. Brian Tkatch - January 10, 2008

“I love the odometer photos, especially as it was taken while travelling at 50+ MPH :)”

Heh. Well, actually, my speedometer is about five miles per hour off at that speed, so it was probably closer to 45. And, you can see i was slowing down. As it so happens, i was getting off I-75 onto exit 78, when i was working at DaimlerChrysler.

Ooh, nearing 10.5 hits already. You’re zooming!


11. Richard Foote - January 11, 2008

Hi Brian

You’ve inspired me, however I’m planning on going one step better.

Next time I get the opportunity, I’m going to film the whole experience so I can replay it again and again 🙂

How’s that for sad …


12. Brian Tkatch - January 11, 2008

Tee hee. I had my camera sitting on the airbag/horn cover that the steering wheel goes around. Which of course would explain why the picture is on a tilt when i was getting off on an exit. 🙂

The camera is even a more ridiculous idea of recording this most auspicious moment, but i assume (yes, i know) that while people are willing to click on a picture, clicking on a video takes even a higher degree of boredom. Hmm.. though, that might save on the bandwidth.

I just had the car worked on. I’m beginning to doubt that i’ll be recording 246810.0 or even 2345678.9, whilst i’m hardly over 133k now.


13. Brian Tkatch - February 7, 2008

“If someone can give me a bit of warning just before 20,000 is reached, I would appreciate it !!”

I see a current 19,307 hits. My guess is 20k is fast approaching.


14. Richard Foote - February 8, 2008

Hi Brian

Camera at the ready 😉


15. Brian Tkatch - March 7, 2008

Do you want to know?

30,000 hits coming up. You’re rockin’


16. Richard Foote - March 10, 2008

Damn, missed that one !!


17. Brian Tkatch - March 31, 2008

10k a month is what it seems. I’m seeing 39,103 right now.

Well, actually, i’m just posting this to see my name linked. 🙂


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