Friday, April 29, 2011


And the winner of the first-annual Battle of the Blogs is ...
KATOTAINMENT!!! Winning with 2,695 hits over PucKato's 2,031 hits, which is a pretty healthy win, I must say. 664 hits? A 24 percent margin of victory? PucKato got schooled!

This is so unexpected ... I didn't even have a speech prepared. I'd just like to thank all of you!
You did it, dear readers. You have crowned me blog champion of the last week in April 2011. What significance does that have? Very little, if any at all. But it feels GREAT!

Shane Frederick's hockey blog, PucKato, has blown us all away here in the newsroom for a very long time. But as my "fight to be fit" has gained popularity, I started creeping up on my dear cubicle neighbor, and I had to see, if just for one week, I could take Goliath down. Victory is SWEET.

Something Shane has reminded me of this week: It's not hockey season. During hockey season, he would have won by a wide margin. True. The first week in February, PucKato had 3,228 hits, which would have beat my blog at its best week by 530 hits. But he also mentioned that he posted the MSU season schedule this week, which he said would result in numerous hits.

As a grassroots little operation here, gaining steady readership without a big, huge, popular sports team to write about -- just a girl and the battle against her tush -- I'm feeling on top of the world! Wahooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. The only thing is, that PuckKato didn't have to write a blog to beg for readership. So I would hold off on the ticker-tape parade until you have a count during a week where neither of you post about the challenge. Then do one during the summer and one during the winter. My money is on PuckKato.

    Looks like you truly are winning like Mr. Sheen. How did that standup tour turn out?

  2. Lol. I set out to be as obnoxious as possible. I guess it worked! The contest was just a fun, little joke around the newsroom. I even posted that Shane liked the Packers so visitors would hit refresh a bunch of times. Apparently some other hockey blog tried to get people to come to my blog, too, so he would lose the hits contest. Shane definitely doesn't need to prove that his following is quite solid. I just wanted to poke at him a little that now he has a bit of competition.