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This is real nice, but slightly peculiar. . .

  1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    I mean, I'm thrilled and all, but isn't it a bit odd that today, suddenly, out of the blue, 159 people would decide to read a hub about translations of Petrarch? 
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3468/3396325269_2e0967ecf2.jpg?v=0
    WTF?

  2. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Somebody stumbled it? Look at your stats and check where traffic is coming from smile

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh!  I never thought of that. . . yep, it was stumbled.  cool.  I'm still mystified that folk want to read obscure translations of an obscure sonnet on an obscure Sunday. . . . 
      But thanks for the tip!

  3. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    yw smile and give yourself some credit, you deserve it smile

  4. KCC Big Country profile image82
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Gotta love them red arrows!   I have all blue arrows today.....LOL   Congrats, Teresa!

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I had that happen once on something obscure---
    Misha, I can't remember-- do we have to do something to post on stumbleupon? I think I did something once, but it never halped, except maybe for that once.  Is it worth the time?

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm guessing it must be worth the time, although I don't know how this got stumbled upon

      1. Misha profile image73
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Well, depending on what you want smile
        If you want numbers that will push your hubscore, su is great. If you want genuine readers - hardly any, but possible. If you want clicks on the ads - no. If you want backlinks - yes.

        Pick your preference smile

        Oh, and to get there you need either to have somebody who will stumble your post, or to do this yourself.

  6. Laughing Mom profile image60
    Laughing Momposted 8 years ago

    I've noticed you at 100 several times lately.  You must be doing everything right, Teresa!  Misha is right, you deserve it!!

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well Thanks!  I just hadn't realized Petrarch was such a big hit -- maybe I'll do a hub on Cardinal Bembo next!

  7. Laughing Mom profile image60
    Laughing Momposted 8 years ago

    Teresa, what happened to your manicure?

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I had to go back to the photo, as a friend was visiting HubPages, and she doesn't know me by the name T. McGurk, so said she couldn't find me anywhere!

  8. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    stumble is random - you get nothing for days, then 400 peeps pile in within an hour, then nothing again. Still quite nice with the old arrows (-:

    Stumbling's easy, just register or login, and get the Firefox toobar, and press the thumbs up button for stuff you like.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I had forgotten about the toolbar (I was getting too many toolbars at the top of my browser, so I hid some of them) Ha!  just stumbled Katherine Swynford!

      1. LondonGirl profile image90
        LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        How very kind!

  9. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Oh, and Teresa - "real nice"? And you an English professor.........

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Retired! big_smile

  10. The Captain profile image60
    The Captainposted 8 years ago

    And I posted yer link to this hub on piratesurfing.com.  When an article gets hot and starts to get lots of traffic, they call it pillaging.  Hope you get pillaged real soon!

  11. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    Wow -- that's a new one, I'd never heard of piratesurfing.com.  Just checked out their website, but it all looks very complicated

  12. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    How wonderful for you I have blue and a couple of reds, nothing to write home to mom about. I am so happy for you.smilesmilesmile

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, believe me, I have a whole herd of blues -- a whole passel of them (what's a passel, anyway?)

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Maybe some people have papers due smile

  14. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    Big class!  Glad I'm not going to be grading those!

  15. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Congrats! lets do the HP celebration dance now big_smile whos your partner? lol tongue dont mind me, lol

 
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