Rickey, a close friend of my wife, has an amazing blog Rickey.org that topped out at 35,000 visits yesterday for the American Idol finale. Holy cow. That is a hellava lot of people to come visit. Chris Walton and his Philocrites.com blog with excellent liberal religion and politics news has several thousand. Me and my beginner blog merit a couple dozen visits a day.
Rickey was interviewed by several radio stations from the home states of American Idol finalists, and is truly one of my heros in blogging using the same simple typepad.com program. He is a skilled wizard at other things, including computers, and has tickets to the excellent Sox-Yankees game this weekend (oh yes!).