Yes, we’re celebrating! We’re approaching our one millionth (1,000,000) Petticoats and Pistols hit! Not to be confused with our millionth visitor, but we’ll get there too. As it stands now, it won’t be long. We’re a few weeks away from this monumental moment and we want to raise the roof with a new contest and two (2) ways to win! But before we do, let’s take a look at the most successful blogs of our time.
Did you know that gizmodo.com is the #1 blog in America? Imagine my surprise to learn that I’d never heard of the most successful blog of the decade. Or maybe I did, and blew it off in my head because I’m sooo not techy. This blog is all about the latest technology of gadgets. The gadget blog covers everything from iPhone Apps to 6 Gadgets That Will Help You Score a New Job. The wide variety of topics include, Emerging Tech, Ipod, HDTV, Airplanes, Comedy, Weapons, Culture, and the one that made me smile… There’s an article about the newest technology – 3D Porn. Haven’t we risen to great heights?
TMZ.com ranks #2 and is linked to the television program with the same name. TMZ stands for Thirty Mile Zone – I’m guessing that means Hollywood and surrounding areas, because this blog is all about celebrities and people in the news. Perusing this site, I found articles about the Travolta’s tragic loss to the uplifting story of Captain Chesley, “Sully” Sullenberger’s story, the heroic pilot who landed his plane on water! Their sections include a photo gallery, breaking news, celebrity justice and a “memba them” column where they spotlight one child or forgotten star and tell you what they are doing now. Billy Mumy was the latest topic from Lost In Space. I wasn’t entirely surprised to find a side banner ad of Books on a Budget from Harlequin. Being in the Harlequin family of authors I know they have their finger on the pulse of what’s hot and current in today’s market. And TMZ is big.
Coming in at #9 with over one million visitors monthly is Treehugger.com. This is the How to Go Green site with articles like How to Green Your Wardrobe and How to Green Your Sex Life. They have a variety of links including Food and Health and Culture and Celebrity. I found a great blog about Freak Caterpillar Invasion Eating It’s Way Through Liberia. Really, it was engaging. Who knew?
Some other blog sites that are among the top 30 are Autoblog.com, Lifehacker.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Dailykos.com, Dumblittleman.com, Read/writeweb.com and Perezhilton.com
We’re in good company with our million hits. During the Olympics, Michael Phelps, our 8 Gold Medal Winner had topped the international charts with computer hits. And the Disney superstar, Hannah Montana (Mylie Cyrus) is always amongst the ranks of mega website hits.
AND NOW ONTO THE CONTESTS …
Our Chance in a Million Hits Contest starts today! All you have to do is click on the icon to the left and enter to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card. That’s the first way to win.
Your 2nd chance to win is just as easy. Just post a comment on our site during the week we hit the 1,000,000 mark and you’ll be included in our It’s Raining Cowboys Book Shower – to win books from all the Fillies at Wildflower Junction! We’ll be picking a winner at random. It may be days from now, or weeks! We don’t know either. So keep those comments coming!
Hint: We’re at 850,,000 now.
So let’s start the comments coming – what blogs do frequent besides Petticoats and Pistols, of course?
What do you enjoy the most about blogging?