Yes… I’m absolutely green. With envy! When last have you had one of those whoopy moments and then within seconds your hot air balloon turns into a flaming lead zeppelin? Crash! Only thing… while you’re having your crash and burn downward spiral the whole scene turns miraculously into a Phoenix, out of the ashes, arise event. All at the speed of white light.
How is this possible? Not easy but I reckon it must be one of those rare family moments which only swing around once in a long while. We were sitting in the kitchen. I was between taking photos of the Italian tomato sauce I was attempting to make. I was up and down… having the odd look at Jennifer’s recipe, keeping an eye on the South African team’s progress at the Champions League and keeping up the general banter.
At one point I noticed that the blog’s hits had passed 90K. That was when the whoopy moment happened! Senior Son, who was sitting to my left, muttered sheepishly… “Good on you dad… “
At this point Junior Son added “Not bad for 2 years…”
I corrected… “More that 2 and a half years actually.” Still a fair achievement, I thought… until I was informed that the college site Senior Son does a report for gets 60K hits per week.
“That’s some hits for a relatively small college site… “ The general consent in the room.
Then the flaming crash moment… “My weekly football update is getting more that 3000 hits now… per week.”
There you have it. The 2nd year journalism student gets more hits per week than what his long-suffering father gets per month! After only a month or so… once a week… football! OK… I confess, at that exact point of the flaming downward plummet it was almost the end of OMBH… right there, right then. But… the Phoenix rose… yes, any father would be justifiably proud and more than a little chuffed at his son’s success.
Right… for those of you who follow English football or just want to read the usurper’s weekly contribution… feel free to click on the link!
I can’t show the lad at his PC… working on the next post. Shy of cameras, he is. So… we had Junior son take a photo of our hit journo having a taster of a lamb rib… yes, you guessed, marinaded in my version of the sauce mentioned above.
AaaaH… Monday again! Be strong, have faith… the week will get better…