My Blog Has Just Made It to "Blogs Of Note"!

Dear Friend,

I'm happy to tell you that I have just made it to the Blogs of Note. This is quite an honor and unexpected. I feel like I just have got my own star on Hollywood Boulevard!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my friends (Ramani, Vivek, Hans, Avatar, John (Freshblog), and others) who have been helping one way or another in shaping the contents of my site. You can check out their sites from my "interesting links" on the sidebar.

Ramani is right. My simple, free counter I set up from "Sitemeter" jumped drastically from 100 a day, which is not a small number by any means, to 2400 (!) in just one day! This is incredible!

For my new readers, welcome!!!! Feel free to check out what's on my site, and leave your comments here on what other topics you would like me to write about: more hacks, hack suggestions, more Blogger Beta how-to tutorials, etc. I'm planning to write an in-depth series on the internal working of the new beta template. This will take 4, 5 articles or more. So stay tuned.

Have a wonderful day and check back often at my site and my friends', as we have quite a few interesting Beta hacks to offer.

Hoctro (9/2006)


Nabeel said...

congratulatios .. now what kinda traffic fluctuation did you see after ur blog made the blog of note?

Kandy said...

Chúc mừng nha! Như lên Hollywood chứ gì nữa. :]Blog bạn này trông hay đấy. Hôm nào quay lại nghiên kíu thêm mới được. :]

boo said...

congratulations :)

Shaun said...

Great site! The beta is certainly looking great with your site.

Question: Think I can retain my layout and special code if I switch to beta?

** Shaun **
My awesome blog:


Meras said...


chikashi said...

Hello,nice to meet to you!
My name is Chikashi Munakata in Japan.

It is interesting Blog .
I am making a site introducing
blogs of all over the earth.

If you can ,Can I introduce your blog on my site?

I hope many persons can make good relationship ,and get good information on your site.

Agent Magenta said...

Congratulations on making it to blogs of note! It's well deserved!

Hoctro said...

Thank you all for your kind words.

Sorry if I could not answer to all of your questions. I used to answer every single one person that visits my site, I feel if they say something, I need to reply back as to thank them personally, but now it seems impossible.

I could only take a quick look at your contents now, and approve (or keep as unreleased, if you have links that I don't feel too comfortable to release) before heading to work :-) My workday starts at 5:45 AM :-(

Have a wondeful day to you all,

Hoctro said...

@ Shawn:

You cannot retain your old template (containing the old <$xxxxxxx$> tags, but I hope it's not too difficult to convert the logic from clssic to the new beta, and JavaScript calls would still work 100%. If you or anybody know any great old hacks, let me know or provide me a link to it, I see if I can provide some clues on how to convert those to beta.


@chikashi: feel free to introduce my blog, and don't forget to link it back so we all can see your introduction from this post's backlink.

@nabel: the counter is still going up steadily. I think lots of people have Blogs of note as a feed, like I just added recently to my sidebar, and they have formed a great habit to check it daily, hence the steady increasing of readers.

Thank You,

Alex said...

Congrats on that!

j. noronha said...

Hi, just saw you've made it to blogs of note and came here to congratulate you. I come here since it was launched and can't help coming back.

Hans said...

Congrats from me too!

Avatar said...

Congrats, you of course deserve it, you have been churning out stuff so fast is almost hard to follow, i had never had to rethink a way i was going to do a post, until you, hans and Ramani came on board.

And thank you for making the bloggerosphere more active and fun.

Hoctro said...

Alex, J. Noronha & Hans,

Thank you very much!

kca said...

Chúc mừng nhe!

Hoctro said...


Thank you so much for your insightful summaries of my articles. They really helped me out in fine tuning my writing style, and more.


Hoctro said...

Thanks, khong co ai!

chumly said...

Congrads keep bloggin.

yesterday_lovesky said...

hello,nice to meet you!! I come form China!!

AntiSocialWatch said...

Congratulations on making the Blogs of Note :o) Keep up the good work.