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Fun Competition

  1. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago

    Happy Thanksgiving to my American cousins. Hope y'all have a nice day tomorrow. big_smile

    In the spirit of the season, I thought I would run a fun competition. Some time ago, I posted my Turkey recipe:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Roast-Turkey

    Recently, Paul Deeds wrote an article at tech crunch suggesting hubpage traffic peaks at 3 years.
    http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/23/hubpages/

    I think this may be wrong for this hub and here is my traffic graph from publication to now:

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/turkey.JPG

    You can see the full size image here:

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/turkey.JPG

    The traffic goes like this (maximum page views in a day):

    2007 (year of publication)
    Day before thanksgiving - 55 views
    Day before Christmas - 138 views

    2008
    Day before thanksgiving - 122 views
    Day before Christmas - 157 views

    2009
    Day before thanksgiving - 269 views
    Day before Christmas - 881 views

    2010
    Yesterday - 304 views

    As you can see - I already exceeded the max thanksgiving views the day before the day before thanksgiving. big_smile If that makes any sense.

    So - here is the competition. Please try and guess the amount of page views it will get the day before thanksgiving (today) and the day before Christmas. Post your guesses here in this thread.

    Whoever gets closest on each day (two prizes) gets the prize which is a hubpages related favor from me. It can be anything you like (within reason - I am not giving you my account lol), but I will help you out in some way for free.

    Have fun. I will post the stats the day after the day before thanksgiving and the day after the day before Christmas, then we can see who was closest. If 2 people guess teh same - we will go with whoever posted first.

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Day before thanksgiving - 322 views
      Day before x mas -   1647 views

      good luck!

      and post a pic of your made Turkey for us before x mas, OK?

      cheers

      smile

  2. Susana S profile image91
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    Nice idea Mark smile Ok here are my guesses.

    Day before Thanksgiving - 570

    Day before Christmas - 1800

    1. sunforged profile image62
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago

      2010

      day before:

      thanksgiving - 611 views
      christmas - 1204 views

    2. SiddSingh profile image61
      SiddSinghposted 6 years ago

      OK.

      Day before TG - 580
      Day before Christmas - 1888

    3. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago

      Before Thanksgiving -  562 views
      Before Christmas - 1312

    4. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago

      A bit of good clean fun, I'm up for it.

      Before Thanksgiving -  631 views
      Before Christmas - 1111

    5. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

      Before Thanksgiving -  515 views
      Before Christmas - 1515 views

      1. Mark Bronze profile image60
        Mark Bronzeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Before Thanksgiving -  575 views
        Before Christmas - 1224

      2. saleheensblog profile image59
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i  have already taken a shot tongue cool

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In that case - good luck, but it is not looking good for the first one. big_smile

    6. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago

      Before Thanksgiving - 749
      Before Christmas - 3240

      Good luck hope you reach it smile

    7. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

      Mark, welcome back (to the forums),

      Before Thanksgiving - 392
      Before Christmas - 3336

    8. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago

      LOL

      Interesting numbers. smile

    9. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago

      Before Thanksgiving 495
      Before Christmas 1079

    10. profile image0
      ralwusposted 6 years ago

      Thanks for the well wishing Mark. I will opt out of the competition as I have no clue as to where they will be.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have no clue either. It is a pleasant surprise every year - hardly anyone looks at them the rest of the time. big_smile

    11. Ms Chievous profile image81
      Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

      day before TG 424
      day before Christmas 1025

    12. Spacey Gracey profile image75
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

      Day before thanksgiving = 817
      Day before Christmas = 2458

      Off to think about what favour I want..smile

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you think of any ideas, let us know Gracey big_smile

    13. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago

      Day before Thanksgiving: 450

      Day before Christmas: 1,000

    14. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 6 years ago

      Hiya Mark, how goes the battle?

      I love guessing games. Here are mine.
      Day before Thanksgiving: 446
      Day before Christmas: 1176

    15. sagebrush_mama profile image82
      sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago

      Day Before Thanksgiving:  593

      Day Before Christmas:  1897

    16. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 6 years ago

      Thanksgiving - 500

      Christmas - 1200

      Happy Thanksgiving, Mark!

    17. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

      day before Thanksgiving~  605

      day before Christmas~    1048

      gobble gobble

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is that the favor you want if you win? big_smile

    18. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

      I will ask your favor even if I don't win, i have many questions

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Still - you cannot win if you do not take a shot. wink

    19. megs78 profile image60
      megs78posted 6 years ago

      before thanksgiving 623
      before christmas 1852

    20. Stacie L profile image86
      Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

      oh you are clever! wink

    21. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

      Before Thanksgiving: 304
      Before Christmas: 1117

    22. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

      before Thanksgiving      550
      before Christmas         1300

      Happy Thanksgiving!

    23. englightenedsoul profile image60
      englightenedsoulposted 6 years ago

      Day before Thanksgiving - 705

      Day before Christmas - 1430

    24. Money Glitch profile image87
      Money Glitchposted 6 years ago

      Day before thanksgiving - 538 views
      Day before Christmas - 1241 views

    25. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago

      OK - Thanksgiving is upon us and yesterday I received 549 views according to Mr. Analytics, which makes Prettydarkhorse the winner I think.

      You can claim your prize any when you like.

      Happy Thanksgiving. big_smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        YOOHOO< I am excited, what a prize for me. I have been in the kitchen for the past three hours already..

        Happy thanksgiving! Thanks Mr Mark..

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          My pleasure. You know where to find me. big_smile

        2. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Way cool, Pretty!  Enjoy the hot oil massage!

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hubpages-related. big_smile

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You and Misha always have an angle!  I'm learning many useful things!

    26. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 6 years ago

      Congrats to PDH, but damn (!) I was hoping for a special favour, lol lol

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There is still Christmas to come. smile

    27. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

      oops

      me bad

      congrats PDH!

      smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No worries. big_smile

    28. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

      Missed the first chance!  1274 for the second!  I'll save the turkey neck for you, Mark!

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks - it will go in the gravy. big_smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Off the subject Mark, but have you ever tasted wild turkey?  Not the whiskey of the same name, the bird!

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Nope. Where I come from you catch them at the Super Market. lol

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The breast from the wild turkey is usually all that is eaten because of the many tendons present in the other parts of the bird!  You would be surprised at how delicious the meat is!

              The difference is similar to how a wild Bob White quail is so much tastier than pen raised commercial quail!  Both wild birds are unbelievable tasty!  No wonder the pilgrims were so thankful when the natives brought them wild turkey for their thanksgiving feast!

              1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Missed out on that when I was in the US. sad Ate lots of wild deer but no turkeys.

                I buy free range organic turkeys, because the usual stuff tastes of nothing. Same with chickens. You can't even make a decent soup out of most chickens.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                  Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Most chickens raised for the market here go from chick to market in just a few weeks!  They eat 24 hours a day and grow at an exceedingly fast rate!  No wonder they don't taste very good!

                  Yep, venison is great. We just finished making our own link sausage and hamburger.  We usually eat the tenderloins very quickly.  Great on the grill!  Venison filet mignon!

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                    Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Now I am jealous. Been years since I had venison tenderloin.

                    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                      The deer population here almost demands we harvest them to keep them in check!  To give you an idea of how many there are, the bag limit is 12 per season.  We are talking about 200+ lb animals in many cases, so imagine the size of the tenderloins!

                      Damn, now I'm hungry and it's still a couple of hours till the trough is filled!

    29. Mikeydoes profile image80
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

      1535 for the second!

    30. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

      congrats PDH! 

      Hope everyone enjoys a happy Thanksgiving!

      we'll check back after Christmas, Mark, for our second chance. smile

    31. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

      1120...xmas

    32. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago

      Congrats PDH!!!

    33. ns1209 profile image36
      ns1209posted 6 years ago

      1780 for Christmas smile

    34. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

      Thanks everyone,

      @Randy -- Hot oil massage is good but HP related is better, I am excited now...

      Thanks Mr Mark.., now I am assured to earn millions, LOL..

    35. KCC Big Country profile image82
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

      Congrats, Prettydarkhorse!  I missed out on Thanksgiving....but my guess for Christmas is 1255.

    36. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 6 years ago

      Hey Mark - I just remembered this competition of yours smile So who's the winner for Christmas???

    37. accofranco profile image76
      accofrancoposted 6 years ago

      hey beloved mark..i joined late...but will try using voodoo...lol let me go back to my little oracle house or shrine and come back first...no need of guessing lets do it spiritual...lol... would appreciate some clues on shooting myself up the hubpages space...even if my charm fails..lol  happy prosperous new year to all of you!

    38. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago

      I had lost this thread - thanks for the bump. big_smile

      Christmas Eve was 1,016 visits. Which means the winner is:

      Ms Chievous

     
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