And none of it would be possible without the great readers of this blog. It sounds almost trite to say it — ’cause everyone always says it — but it’s true and it must be acknowledged.
I’m gonna take the rest of the day off, as it’s my 49th today, and I’ve already gotten an excellent birthday present. I just completed an hour interview with Jimmy Moore and man did we have a blast. He pretty much gave me free reign, I got in a cussword or two…it was so much fun and man was I pumped. And I did it 19 hours into a fast. I was alert. So I hope that when it airs likely in May, all y’all’ll have a listen.
This is just the latest event in a pretty surprising month. On December 31st it was looking like I was going to fall short of making another successive traffic record. I needed to break 56K visits and I went into the 31st with only about 50K. Then, all of a sudden, traffic was pouring in from boingboing, then Fark. They had picked up on my no-soap, no-shampoo post. By the end of the day, 85K visits and nearly 150K page views. Now here we sit with still a couple of days left in January and I’m pushing 115,000 visits and 230,000 page views. Wowzers.
And then just in this last week I’ve done interviews on the paleo / primal / evolutionary fitness life way with Der Spiegel and then a couple of days ago, with Maclean’s, Canada’s largest weekly news mag. I’ve got to thank Art De Vany for the Der Spiegel deal. They spent a whole day with him and requested to speak with others, so Art set it up. Maclean’s was an out of the blue email from a reporter doing a piece on Paleo. It should run late next week, she says.
I’ve also got to thank Rusty Moore at Fitness Black Book for this generous and excellent writeup yesterday. Be sure to include Rusty in your fitness links.
Well, I’m just about 20 hours into a fast right now, so I think I’m gonna go hit the gym.