A Pleasant Surprise at the End of 2013

Thanks to the strange forces that make posts go viral, Mysterious Heartland has set a new record for site visits in one day – 33,383 on December 29th, and has received more than 70,000 visits in the past three days. That made December 2013 our best month for visits since the website launched in 2009. Thanks to a related sales boost, my book Haunting Illinois: A Tourist’s Guide to the Weird and Wild Places of the Prairie State reached #1 in Midwestern travel guides and #4,535 in Books overall on Amazon.com today. That’s the highest ranking any of my books has ever achieved. That, coupled with the unexpected surge in website traffic, made for a great end to 2013. surprise

1st in Midwest Travel December 30 2013

About Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and freelance columnist. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He lives in Rockford, Illinois, where he was the 2013 Republican candidate for mayor.

Posted on December 30, 2013, in Books, Personal Stuff and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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