Well, we've really hit the big time. The New York Post travel blog posted a story yesterday called "THE PERFECT DAY: Prague."
Within that story, the travel editor, David Landsel, mentions the need to visit Cremeria Milano on Pařížská for some gelato, and the post includes a hot link to this very blog's post on the place.
Why not link to Cremeria Milano's website? Because Google searches for Cremeria Milano go directly to the Cream & Dream website, which is in Italian. And which is probably why the editor linked here instead. And now you know where Cremeria Milano gets their stuff.
Sure, I only see one reader referral to this blog from The New York Post website, so far. But maybe, just maybe, this is the beginning of something big.
Now that I have the attention of News Corporation, The New York Post's parent company, who knows what is possible? Fox News coverage, a Harper Collins book contract, a 20th Century Fox movie deal? The sky is the limit (they own British Sky Broadcasting, too). Fame, at last.
Yesterday was a record-breaking day for traffic on this site, but I don't have to thank Rupert Murdoch for this yet. There were 188 unique visitors. Of that number, 81 were returning visitors, a big jump on that score. Readers are evenly divided between residents of the Czech Republic and the rest of the world.
Readers' countries are as wide-ranging as ever, though mostly concentrated in Europe and the United States. I'm always amazed when I see there are visitors from places like the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the People's Republic of China, or even a masked IP address somewhere off the coast of Nigeria.
That last location intrigues me because it just so happens that I lent a fair sum of money to a person living near there.
If you are reading this, Mrs. Abacha, I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon.