Zombies Deliver Over 57,000 Views To My Blog Today!

Zombie LoveI love Zombies, Modern Philosophers!

I’m still having trouble comprehending it, but somehow, my blog has received close to 60,000 views today.  That’s right…SIXTY THOUSAND!

The post I wrote last night about The Walking Dead filming a live episode in Maine has gone viral, and the numbers are out of control.  The post itself has over 55,000 views as I type this.

For comparison, on a good day, my blog gets 700 hits.  The Survivor: Maine post, which until today was the most popular article in this blog’s history, has had 55,000 views since I wrote it in January.

The Walking Dead post topped Survivor: Maine on its first day.  How insane is that?

I had a hint it was going to be a special day when I woke up to discover the blog had over 1,000 hits.  By time I left for work at 8AM, it was almost at 3,000.  At 10:30, a couple of coworkers showed me that the blog post had been shared to their Facebook pages by friends.  We checked the post, and it had over 6,000 shares on Facebook.  At 11:00, it had over 7,000 Facebook shares.

At noon, The Girl Who Is My Biggest Fan emailed and texted a link to the article written about the post on the Bangor Daily News’ website.  She is in a different time zone, but knew that the local paper had picked up the story.

Then I got word that it was being mentioned on the radio.  I couldn’t believe it.  The next time we checked the post, it had over 10,000 Facebook shares.

I don’t look at the blog while I’m at work, so when I arrived at The House on the Hill at 5:15, it was my first time checking the views since 8AM.  I was stunned and immediately texted The Girl Who Loves Zombies Too.

48,852 views.  According to the little graph at the top of the page, at some point this afternoon, the post received 7,061 hits in one hour.  I had tons of emails, Facebook messages, blog comments, and tweets.  The Portland newspaper had emailed to ask if the show was really going to film in Maine.

Let me go check the numbers right now…the article is about to break 57,000 views for the day and the blog is at 59,000.  I also blew right past 250,000 hits since the blog’s inception one year ago.  That’s a quarter of a million hits in just over a year!

Needless to say I am humbled by it all.  Sure, there were some angry comments from people upset that it wasn’t real.  The Bangor Daily News referred to my post as a hoax.  One reader demanded I tell her what my beef is with Maine.

All I do is write a daily comedy blog.  I want to make my regular followers laugh, attract new readers, and maybe land myself a paying writing job.

But nearly 60,000 views in one day?  I am flabbergasted.  I have no idea how this sort of thing happens.  I was walking to Dunkin Donuts yesterday morning, thought about how The Walking Dead would on last night, and the idea for the post just popped into my head.  That’s all is was.  I’m walking, my thoughts drift, and a blog post starts to write itself.

So thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog today.  I’m sorry if I disappointed some, so glad that I entertained others, and just hope you will stick around to enjoy more of the fun here.

I know that Maine doesn’t really have Zombies, but from where I’m sitting at The House on the Hill right now, Zombies are everywhere and they’re pretty darn cool.

57,240 views on the article now.  It’s wild.  Thank you!!!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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73 Responses to Zombies Deliver Over 57,000 Views To My Blog Today!

  1. How do you DO THAT!!???!!??!?

  2. Wait a minute… I just realized… is THIS POST A HOAX?????

    • Austin says:

      No, this one is real. The last one wasn’t a hoax, either. Wish people wouldn’t use that word. It was a satirical post, clearly not the truth, and it’s not my fault if people believe real Zombies live in Maine! 🙂

  3. You my friend, never cease to make me smile. Congratulations!!! 🙂

  4. grannyK says:

    Fantastic! Sorry some people are angry, but if they took time to read more of your posts, they would have figured out it was a story created from a talented mind and meant for entertainment!

  5. Kylie says:

    Holy Shit! Congratulations. It must be so weird and wonderful. You are the modern day Orson Welles.

  6. susielindau says:


  7. LucyJartz says:

    Yes, the post became a monster, with lots of zombie friends who reposted.

  8. List of X says:

    I wonder how many of those 57000 readers were zombies.

  9. Drops of Ink says:

    I want some of whatever they are smoking when they read your posts and think they’re real. 😀

  10. tric says:

    Ha ha. I love it. Getting so many views is fantastic but for so many of them not to “get it” is brilliant, That fact alone is very in keeping with your blog. Well done you I’m delighted for you.

  11. You’re welcome. 🙂
    My wife and her friends went nuts over it, thinking it was true.
    I think 50,000 of those hits must have come from her and her friends!
    Way to go, My Man!

  12. LucyJartz says:

    Listen live to 92 Moose on the internet: http://92moose.fm/listen-live/

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  14. Catherine Johnson says:

    Wow! :0)

  15. That’s astounding, Congratulations!

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  17. JED says:

    That number is unbelievable, and then completely believable. Kind of like real life zombies. Congratulations on the post’s success.

  18. Awesome. Perhaps I’ll add more zombies to my blog –
    Please steer your hoards of zombie lovers to my zombified math ibook for kids (2nd/3rd grade):
    So far, I think I’ve only sold one (to my wife).

    I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  19. Djoo says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Every bloggers dream come true! Bet you can’t wipe that smile off your face

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