Thursday, February 19, 2009

Somebody in Wasilla Likes Me

I still can't help but be fascinated by the widget on my blog that tells me where my visitors live. I admit to checking it daily to see whether I can determine any trends or guess at who might be reading my posts. I've had a few probable brushes with greatness, in that I was convinced that the Time Bandit captains had read my post about them, as I think did the author of The Shiniest Jewel (I still love your book, girlfriend). I also am regularly amazed by the far-flung places where my blog turns up (it doesn't hurt that, due to posting often, I have wicked SEO).

But today I was floored when I saw that I got a hit in Wasilla, Alaska. Could it be? Odds are about 7,000 to 1 that Sarah Palin read my remarks on Harcourt in Boston. She is shopping a book, ya know, so it's not out of the question.

So if you're out there, Sarah, sorry I didn't go see you when you came to Noblesville. I was kind of pulling for the other guy. But I wish you all the best with your book. I admit I'll be curious about it!


Anonymous said...

Hi, it's Sarah. Y'know, I really like your blog. It's not too highbrow for ordinary folks to read. Also, I may get some ideas for how to sell that book I'm thinking of writing. I've been tossing around some ideas with Todd, the First Dude. Maybe something like "The Audacity of Caribous." I don't know yet exactly, but it's gonna be a great book when I finally get around to doing it. You betcha!

Lori Cates Hand said...

Oh, Sarah, thanks for taking the time to drop by again. Next time Katie asks you what you're reading, you can tell her "the Publishing Careers blog, silly!"