3.28.2006

geeze...half a million hits?

We are within striking distance of half a million hits on this blog.
Visitors run about 3,000 a day and we're at 497,000 or so at 9pm EST.

Thank you for coming over here, for reading, for commenting, for emailing me, for talking about this blog on your blogs, and generally becoming part of a collective that enriches and delights us all.

Many of you have been kind enough to comment or email that this blog has helped you. I'm very glad it has. In turn, you all have helped me become a better agent. I've learned a lot from you and I'm glad to be part of your day.

Thanks a (half) million.

MS

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Congratulations, Miss Snark.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Though I've tried a time or two, I can't begin to tell you how helpful you've been.

Thank you!

Rachael

Gina Black said...

((((Miss Snark))))

I've learned so much here and am proud and happy to consider myself a Snarkling. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, 3,000 visitors a day.

I hope it's counting unique visits, and not just me compulsively clicking "refresh" every 30 seconds to see if anything new has been posted...

domynoe said...

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


*does her happy joy-joy pom-pom dance complete with flips and tosses faity dust everywhere!*

McKoala said...

Miss S you are the queen of agenting, blogging and the gin pail. Here's to the round million - 'chink'. Long live the queen!

SherryD said...

Oh let's get together over a few pails of gin and celebrate!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. The honesty and dedication with which you approach this blog is what keeps me coming back for more.

Imagine how much gin you'd get if we actually knew where to send it! My god, your poor liver. Perhaps it's best that your mailing address remains a mystery.

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Awww, you're the best MS. Without you, what else would I do with my time? Probably hovering over my mailbox, biting nails in anticipation of those returning SASE's!

magz said...

By DAWG you've earned your traffic O Snarkiest One..
You have my respect and my gratitude for all you've done for us.

Thank you, just thank you. (You n KY have a vacation hideout anytime yanno)

With deepest regards,
Maggie B and the Rott(on) Sisters

Anonymous said...

Just have to point out that the plural of goose is geese, not geeze.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Miss Snark rocks!!! I have learned so much from you since last summer, that I can't even remember being as stupid as I was....actually maybe it's just old age creapin' up on me...but while I remember...Wahooo! You Rock!

Anonymous said...

errr...I hate to break the bad news, but I've been clicking on this site 1,000 a day...or is that good news???

Anonymous said...

Yanno...kids authors love you as well. We frequently chat about you on verla kay's message board. It's a truly invaluable service you provide. Thank you!

Brooke said...

Of course you've helped us. We owe you many, many pails of gin, and not a few pink Chanel poodle tams, either.

Thank you. Thank you! Half a million thank yous.

Jodi said...

Yay! And don't forget all the kids who have this account syndicated to LJ. I read daily, but from my LiveJournal friends page.

;)

Mark said...

Salute. Or is that salud?

Anonymous said...

Miss Snark, feelin' the love like an ol' sappy gal...

Try not to get too much salt in the gin, eh?

I hope you're getting something out of this, because generosity without payback is just bad karma.

Brady Westwater said...

So what's the prize for number clicker number 500,000?

dink said...

This is so cool --half a million!

Thanks for your call to (and reminders of) common sense.

Hearty congrats to you and The Pink Tammed One.

Anonymous said...

You're definitely talked about on the author sites as well. And in a good way. I've recommended a number of people to your blog, published and unpublished alike. And many of your words have made it into the lexicon of authorly talk. Rabbitania, gin pails, snarklings, nit wit awards. Good Gosh. I even had a dream last night that I got to read the crap-o-meter. (I only hope it wsan't my own ms I was putting into it!)

Thanks for the great blog!
RB

December Quinn said...

Yay! I'll be raising my glass tonight!

archer said...

Thank you. May you agent a monstro blockbuster, blog from one of several large foreign residences, and have a long and scandalous relationship with M.Clooney.

lorra laven said...

Miss Snark is the best thing to happen to the internet - ever! Congratulations. I know KY is proud.

ann said...

Replying to an ad for a "real" job I asked myself, "Would Miss Snark want to pry my cover letter, resume and clips out of a business size envelope then try to unfold them all?" No. Got a nice big envelope so it arrives nice, crisp, clean ...

I haven't gotten my ding letter yet but thought that would help wiht the first impression. I'll shoot myself in the foot with the second impression.

Thanks for taking all the time with this. It's so much fun!

Kelly said...

Congratulations on the milestone, Miss Snark! The million mark can't be too far off.

You've helped me understand publishing better and the agent's perspective in particular, in a way that no book on writing or seminar ever could. Your no-nonsense and plain speaking is just what the world of writers needs.

Thank you!

GrotesqueBabe said...

Miss Snark, thank YOU for your generosity! You've helped me and countless other aspiring writers more than you'll ever know.

bookfraud said...

mazel tov, miss s. half a million hits and counting. i, too, think you should reward Mr./Ms. 500,000 with a prize, like representation. only if their work is of the highest quality, of course. and in english.

sarque said...

Aww, you're so mushy sometimes! :)

Thanks for the great site. It's quite a resource, and lots of fun.

Nightfahl said...

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into this blog (read: your readers). Congrats on the traffic mile marker! We truly appreciate all you do.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Questions of SASE, envelope, paper clips, font type, glitter colors, unicorn stamps, always my first question as I ponder these imponderables is:

What would Miss Snark Say?

WWMSS

Catch the wave.

Anonymous said...

WWMSS?

Bernita said...

Miss Snark, gimmy your feet - I want to kiss 'em.

It's not only the information, it's the style.

Anonymous said...

First thing every morning I have my coffee then I tune in for the Snark Report. Last week I told my editor about you and she said that she mentioned you to one of her Chick lit writers. Chick girl said a lot of her friends on a Yahoo board said they discuss you all the time. Snark, you're on your way to stardom. By the way, I drowned myself in gin last night after sending out SASE that didn't go out in the queries.

New Snarling on the block. And proud of it!

Georgia Girl

Anonymous said...

So when those characters in that movie said 'we are the collective' they were the blog, not the borg?

j/k

I read this blog everyday and am very happy to be part of the collective.

Anonymous said...

You rule, Miss Snark.

I already HAVE a terrific agent, and I STILL visit your blog every day.

You're fabulous. Gin all around.

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Snark,

I wholeheartedly endorse all of the above. I'll see if I can find me some gin tonight, although it's not my preferred poison. And my regards to Killer Yapp, without whose doggedness none of this would have been possible... :)

And speaking of the Snark lexicon, how could we ever forget serial scrubbers? Clue gun? Clue stick? When I first read the serial scrubbers comment in the Crapometer I laughed till I cried.

I'd like to thank all those people who comment as well. You're a great bunch, and reading this blog is the greatest fun I have on the net - and I learn at the same time.

To the next half million hits...! [...Clinks and hugs all around....]

Anonymous C.

kathie said...

Yea, Miss Snark! To see numbers in black and white really brings it home. Great work.

Termagant 2 said...

Brava, Miss S!

And thank you from my crochety heart for a "safe" place to vent. It truly is dangerous out there in the pub world.

T2

spaulson said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do.

If I'm ever published (knock wood), you will be on my Acknowledgments page.

A pail of gin to you and treat of choice to KY.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

In the throne room of the PA'Pod:

"It's imminent, your eminence."

"I knew it would come to this! Do we have any defense against her at all?"

"No, eminence. The entire pod is at risk."

"Would a mirror deflect the ray? I could order my minions to collect all the mirrors from all the pod potties!"

"Eminence, the Snarkification ray cannot be deflected. Eventually it penetrates the densest skulls and then our minions are lost to us."

"The evil Queen of Snark will be the death of us all. If our minions are all Snarkified, where will I find suitable sycophants? I need my vanity stroked. Need it!"

"There will always be minions, sire. To work, the Snarkification ray must reach the brain. Plainly, many of our minions don't have one. So penetrate the skull it may, but find a brain it wont."

"Phew, I thought we were doomed. Say, have you been talking to Yoda again?"

"No, eminence, and our minion count will only reduced. Not that you couldn't use a bit of reduction."

"What if her army reaches critical mass? She's reaching a half-million."

"I don't know. I'm only a deacon. I can't say mass."

"Idiot, that not what ..."

"Oh, I've got to go. I'll be back after my daily dose of Miss Snark."

"Et tu, Minion?"

OK, so this is silly, but what do you expect on only two cups of coffee? Hi Miss Genoese! Have a cookie and another cup of coffee. (Pixie)

E. Ann Bardawill said...

Qui docet discit.

;-)

Cynthia Bronco said...

Thanks for the honest advice! Because of your blog, I have not become a nitwit (as far as I know).
I'd like to place an order for a Miss Snark T-shirt and action figure (Killer Yapp included?).

Yasmine Galenorn said...

Hey, you're doing an awesome service for aspiring writers. I wish your blog had been around when I was agent hunting--would have made it all so much more understandable.

Congrats! And my four senior kitties send their best (at a distance) to Killer Yapp--my Tara girl wears a pink collar and understands the appeal.

Patrice Michelle said...

Keep up the awesome and honest comments. It's educational, refreshing and amusing all at once! Congrats on the milestone!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I confess, I'm addicted to your blog. You don't know how much you've helped me out with your insight. And I like reading the comments, too.

So, here's a tip of the gin to you, Miss Snark!

Maxwell said...

I don't know why Yahoo decided to drop a link to your blog on My Yahoo that day, but I've had the writing bug ever since. Without you, Miss Snark, the publishing world would be just more Voodoo that I accept without any understanding. You make me feel like an insider. You've inspired me to re-evaluate my remaining years, and perhaps try something different. It never would have happened, if I didn't see that there was a path from where I am to where I want to be - a path illuminated by Miss Snark her magic gin pail, and faithful Killer Yap.

Thanks for all the snarky wisdom and the genuine compassion behind it.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing coincidence.

No one is going to believe it, but I wrote the comment above [anon C.] and got off the net. Half an hour later the phone rang, and it was THE CALL. OMG! My dream agent wants to represent me. Now I have two celebrations in one day, if I can gather my wits together enough to do something beside palpitate. This feeling is indescribable.

Thank you so much Miss Snark - and the devotion of Snarkophiles as well. I found this blog 2 months ago and it kept me sane [well, more or less, and even that's arguable] while I waited for three agents and one publisher to call or reject.
C.

Lauren said...

Congratulations, MS! Your generosity of time, advice and humor is very much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo. Thar she blows. Just checked the counter and I'm visitor #501,011. So wanted to be visitor #500,000 and win that trip to NYC, lunch with Miss Snark at The Four Seasons, and hang out with the KY, Mr. Clooney and her Snarkness later. Not to mention the offer to represent, with a special low commission of 5 percent...

Anonymous said...

"I don't know why Yahoo decided to drop a link to your blog on My Yahoo that day..."

Yahoo Weekly Picks dropped it in my mailbox one Sunday with no warning, and I'm so glad they did.

"Qui docet discit..."
Help, someone. My latin n'existe pas.

Cheryl Mills said...

"Qui docet discit."

Who teaches, learns.

Did I get that right?

Nobody said...

A grateful toast to Miss Snark. May her identity be revealed only when it's "Mrs. Clooney." And may no one at the People Magazine photo shoot of her glamorous wedding say "I know this isn't the greatest time, but I have this manuscript, and I was wondering..."

Anonymous said...

You're a darlin. You're informative. You have useful things to say. And, damme!, you're amusing.

In awe at your feet, I remain, obsequiously yours...

Anonymous but Sincere

S. W. Vaughn said...

I heart Miss Snark.

Still.

Thanks for your dedication to us. It's truly incredible the amount of time and thought you put into this blog.

May your gin pail always be full.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the translation, cheryl...

spaulson said...

Anon C.: Wow, congratulations!

Sha'el: LOL. Don't ever stop writing! (I mean it. Humour is hard, at least for me.)

Anonymous said...

Spaulson, thank you so very, very much. It hasn't even sunk in yet.

And I second your comment to the pixie princess.
C.

Jude Hardin said...

Congratulations, Miss Snark! You continue to be a valuable resource for all of us.

Jen said...

That's pretty dang impressive. I do what I can to up the numbers. I've referred several people over here. :)

Pennyoz said...

Three thousand hits. That means nearly six thousand eyes (I'm factoring in obvious deviations from the norm here.)

If I wasn't one of your hitters you'd only have 2,999 per day (or 5,875 eyes).

But I'm hooked.
Thanks.

Cheryll said...

Geez! It never fails: I leave town (and email!) for a few days, and miss all the excitement. Dang.

Congrats!

Lizzy said...

Fellow snarklings, please join me in song!
(Sung to the tune of “Home on the Range”)

Oh, give me a blog
With Miss Snark and her dog
Where the gin pail of wisdom flows free.
Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word
Unless there’s no S.A.S.E.

Oh, finding Miss S. was pure luck
Cause now my synopsis won’t suck
May no squids swim your way
And let me just say
You’re worth more than half a mil bucks.

spaulson said...

*applauds Lizzy* Well said, er, sung.