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Great Gatsby Wikipedia entry note 1

Thank you all for the thoughts and tips about checking out hit rates. I shut off the search engine yesterday and yet I still get referrals from search engine terms. I wonder why because when I do the same for my other blogs, they just return zero view rate unless someone type in my blog URL and visit my site.

It just goes to prove that when I created this monster of a book blog, it breathes a life of its own. It is no longer within my control!

Thanks to Judith who provide the tips to double click those bars on my chart to see the source of clicks and links that led the world population to my blog. There are a lot of interesting finds but never in my wildest dreams would I have expected to find this….

In the Wikipedia entry on “The Great Gatsby” at the end of the second paragraph lies this sentence:

…. is ranked second in the Modern Library‘s lists of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century[1]

Note 1 was linked to ………………….. this blog!!!

I know hit rate, view rate, doesn’t matter, but sometimes little connection or discovery like that made my day. 😉

Related link: My Great Gatsby book review.

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About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.

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16 thoughts on “Great Gatsby Wikipedia entry note 1

  1. Wow, what a great finding! And congratulations for writing a post that made it to the notes in wikipedia.

    Posted by Leeswammes | March 22, 2011, 8:28 pm
  2. following this hit rate conversation… how did this happen? you being linked as number on on wikipedia – wow and is it linked to this hit rate thingy your talking about?

    Fun stuff JoV 🙂

    Posted by Shellie | March 22, 2011, 8:55 pm
    • Shellie, WordPress tells you what people click to get to my blog. So I eyes zoomed into en/wikipedia.org as referral. So when I checked it out I found someone pasted my post up as reference to The Great Gatsby’s Wiki entry. It’s fun. I don’t get obsessed with stats but it’s nice to know where and how people come through to your blog.

      Posted by JoV | March 22, 2011, 10:32 pm
  3. Very interesting how your blog showed up in Wikipedia

    I know what you mean about your blog taking on a life of its own

    in a funny link to my blog I was list in school web page in New York as blogging extensively on Irish literature when of my 530 posts less than 30 are on Irish Lit

    Posted by Mel u | March 23, 2011, 2:56 am
  4. I have only one word : AWESOME! 🙂

    Posted by Marvin | March 23, 2011, 4:10 am
  5. Wow ! Marvin is right. AWESOME indeed !

    Posted by maphead | March 23, 2011, 4:24 am
  6. Perhaps, I have only two words: EXTREMELY AWESOME!

    JoV, congrats.

    Posted by Geosi | March 23, 2011, 9:00 pm
  7. This is wonderful, Jo! Congratulations! This is really lovely news 🙂

    Posted by Vishy | April 10, 2011, 2:28 pm

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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

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JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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