vote for us in the Blog Cup

This blog has been nominated to participate in iBlogCup, which is an International Blog Cup Competition.  The only way for us to get votes is if you go to their site and vote for Buffet o’ Blog.  Here’s the link : April 2008 competition.

You can only vote once per round, and it checks your IP to make sure you aren’t voting multiple times.  This round is open from April 1 thru April 7.  I would really appreciate it if you’d take a few seconds to go there and vote.  There’s no prizes, but it would get us more recognition, which might translate into more regular readers.  The more, the merrier.  🙂

[ Edit: I’ve been informed that the vote button doesn’t always show in IE, i.e., Internet Exploder (that is, Internet Explorer).   See the pic below for how it should look.  Also, note that you have to enter a password at the top of the page for your vote to count.  This keeps people from using bots to automatically vote for them. ]

vote button

increasing the continued success

I’m still excited about the increase in traffic last month.  It has been going up each month for five consecutive months.  I predict it will continue to increase, too, because we’re about to add some new features.  And of what we currently do, there are plans to make it even better.  If you like our humor, we’re going to get funnier.  If you like the stupidity, well, we’ve only scratched the surface of what we’re capable of!  If you enjoy the randomness, know there’s more where that came from.  Yep, things are going to get bigger and better here, you’ll see.

Some of you may be wondering how we can provide all this for free, when some of the other free blogs copy and paste their humor or they write only 3 to 5 posts per month.  It’s because I enjoy trying to be funny and I think people should laugh more.  However, that doesn’t pay the bills, so I’m forced to work other jobs.  If only I could write on this blog (and my other one) full-time, that would be awesome.  Then there would be more high-quality content here than you could shake a stick at.  If you’d like to see this happen, send me some money.  Use the “contact us” link in the sidebar to request the address where you can send me a big pile of U.S. currency.  Then it’s like I’d be working for you.  I’m okay with that, if you pay enough.  🙂  There’s also some benefits we’d have to work out, which has already been discussed on the blog here (like free sweet tea and nachos, plenty of breaks, etc.).  And not only would you get to enjoy more original content, you’d be contributing to my mission of making the world a better place.  It’s a win-win situation!

a toast to continued success here

We have now finished the calendar month of September, and in terms of site traffic it was the most successful month ever here at Buffet o’ Blog.  There were 2,539 pageloads in the month, which doesn’t include any while the administrators are logged in.

So I would like to say thanks to all of you who are here reading this blog.  It’s really a lot of fun to put this together, and I’m glad some people are enjoying it.  Let’s have a toast to our continued success.  (What?!?  We’re all out of toast?  Who let this happen?!?)  Well, I just heard from an ex-employee that we are out of toast.  So here’s what we’ll do.  The next time you eat toast, think of this blog.  To make this celebration more special, go ahead and load your toast up with all the butter and jelly you want to, and consider the calories on us.  Or if you want cheese toast, feel free to melt some cheese over your toast.  And you can add bacon, too.  Go all out.  Don’t worry about your diet, because it’s a special event.