You’ll never guess what happened. Even if you did guess – you might not care. And if you’re a jaded internet marketing veteran – you might think to yourself, so what – Steve? It’s no big deal…

But it’s a big deal to me. And it would be a big deal for anyone whose never done it before. I think we’ll see a bit of this kind of excitement during this year’s thirty day challenge – and I’m all for being excited for someone whose accomplished something big.

So what am I talking about?

Well, while I was sleeping ( you know, between 2:30AM and 7AM) the 500th visitor came to this site. For me, that’s pretty exciting. Take a look at this:

Blog Traffic Graph

Blog Traffic Graph

You can see some of the high points – and what was happening behind the scenes to draw visitors here. I think this is another important thing to look at – the stats:

Blog Stats

Blog Stats

If you’re really paying attention, you’ll notice that the graph shows 46 visitors today – and the stats show 48. That means a couple more people visited while I was taking screen shots – cool, huh?

I started this site a little over a month ago, not for traffic or glory – mostly because I knew that the “best way to learn is to teach.”

And my goal is to teach this process to my 10 year old son Stephen – so that he never has to work 50+ hours a week to build somebody else’s business – so that he never has to worry about where the next house payment is coming from.

I also thought this would be a good way to shift from “learning mode” to “take action” mode. For about a year, I’ve been learning and experimenting here and there – dabbling with internet marketing. I’ve had a few things work out – and like Edison – I’ve learned a lot of ways to “not” do something.

By committing to go through the videos, make notes and write summaries – I’m disciplining myself to take action. I could get lost in Friendfeed, Twitter, Facebook – and never actually “DO” anything. I know. I’ve done it. But not anymore.

Did I post this to brag – heck no. Mostly, I hope this gives you hope. The things you’ll be learning throughout the challenge will make it possible for you to research a niche, create a blog or website, drive traffic, and hopefully make sales.

In my case, this site isn’t about making money or sales. Heck, I’m not even trying to get your name and email address for list-building purposes. This is about me learning the process, teaching it to my son – and letting you come along for the ride.

I’ll have the latest “Video Tips” notes up later tonight….

If this made you smile, please take a moment to spread the word…

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