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Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Welcome to Buck-a-Hit Day

Thanks for coming here on Buck-a-Hit Day, where each visit takes $1 out of my pocket (up to $1,000) and sends it over to the Oregon Food Bank and the food pantry of St. Philip Neri Parish here in Portland.

I've never gotten 1,000 visits in a single day on this site. Back when a legion of sickies was looking for the Kobe Bryant accuser one day last summer, a post of mine that mentioned his case drew around 700 people here. If Howard Bashman at How Appealing drops a link to me, I might have 300 or so. But 1,000? Wow. We'll see.

For those of you who are new here, here's a nickel tour. If you scroll down, you'll see what this blog looks like in a typical two-week period: lots of largely disconnected stuff flowing out of my size 7½ head. Things are organized (more or less) by date and topic over to the left, in the various categories under "Archives." Just below that is a Google search box, where you can word search to your heart's content. Before midsummer of this past year, this blog was hosted on Blogspot, at bojack.blogspot.com. If you head over there, you'll find a Google search box for the prior life of the blog (just over a year) as well.

In case you don't know what to look for, allow me to abandon all modesty and point out some highlights from the past. A couple of weeks ago, for Thanksgiving, I created a little photo essay (inspired by Tony Pierce) about what I was (and still am) thankful for; I liked the way that came out. I had some thoughts about Veterans Day, Columbus Day, and the East Coast blackout that you might find interesting. One of my neighbors and I had a nice chat recently. Parenthood is a big part of my life right now; I learned from some of the best. I've had a lot of fun with pictures. And before I moved my blog to this location, I was even vain enough to keep a greatest hits list of my favorite posts at the old address.

So look around, have fun, bookmark if you like what you see, and above all, accept my gratitude for your participation in this noble mini-experiment. (But on top of the ego stroking, heh heh, I get the tax deduction, not you. Unless you go do something like this on your own blog.)

UPDATE, 1:55 a.m.: It's time for me to crash. I'll check in again late morning on the West Coast.

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Wonderful, wonderful. I'm back. We're looking good. Thanks again, everybody!

Comments (18)

This one will cost you a buck! Good luck, Jack.

Thanks, James. I was glad to read that the Si & Gar concert was a good one for you. And that there was no blood shed between Paul & Artie, Don & Phil, or any combination thereof.

Hmmm. Any chance of letting us know what timezone you are in so we can work out what time it is where you are? Right now in is 12:16 AM, 11 Dec in Sydney, Australia.

Ka-ching! Good on you Jack. Merry Xmas.

youre a good man.

happy holidays!

Wake up, man, it's 8:00AM! I've been up for 4 hours now (damn back pain).

But this will cost you a buck :-) . Good luck, Jack! I've managed to get you at least two other blogs (other than mine) linking to you, according to my pings.

Nice work Jack - keeping LCers here in the Big Apple current on pdx happenings, and charity to boot.

Hope you get your hits.

For some strange reason, this reminds me of how Hillary Clinton donated her used bloomers to the poor for a tax deduction.Lately it appears to me what a long strange trip its been...

For anyone that wants to know, Jack is in Pacific time or -08:00.

Here's another buck from the Alas, A Blog folks - glad I can help.

Is that a Starker exchange information pamphlet you're reading to your daughter? :)

Send a buck for me too!

The site meter says 37,869... reach $1000?

What a great idea! Thanks for making such a large donation on our behalf.

I praise your charitable nature and think this tactic is a good idea. I do, however, have reservations about your selected charities and probably wouldn't have visited if I'd known in advance. (Reference: http://interested-participant.blogspot.com/2003_12_01_interested-participant_archive.html#107102300248309174)

Wow. And I'd be happy with 100 hits! Happy Holidays to the food bank

Amazing...simply amazing. Good job! Heh..."hit" 1,000 at 4:20...

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» Kind Deed from GDay Mate
Hey it is really late (or rather early) here - I have been sitting up doing Christmas cards. On the one hand it is good that the list is getting shorter but on the other hand that means there are more people I have lost contact with.... Anyway, just be... [Read More]

» Hit Him Hard from Res Ipsa Loquitur
Jack has pledged to donate $1 to a couple of his local charities for every hit he receives today. (Thanks... [Read More]

» Click here to donate $1000 to the Oregon Food Bank from Alas, a blog
Jack Bog has come up with the coolest "trolling for hits" scheme ever. For every click he gets today - up to 1,000 hits - he'll donate a buck to the Oregon Food Bank. Now, as it happens Alas usually gets 1,000 visitors here on Wednesdays. So if everyon... [Read More]

» Buck-A-Hit Day from mtpolitics.net
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» Click to Make This guy Poor from Overtaken by Events
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» A GOOD CAUSE from DiscountBlogger
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