Kukla's Korner Hockey
The Kukla-thon has reached $2500 in donations.
What can I say except thank you very much and I am amazed how many KK readers donated.
Many readers also inquired about my health and I am happy to say I am feeling much better and plan to continue running KK for a long time.
I will be adding a ‘Donate Button’ to the right side of KK in the next day if you have the urge to make a contribution, please feel free to do so.
I have also include the Donate Button below too.
note: this post will remain at the top of KK for the next 24-48 hours.
When I started blogging using the free blogspot services, I knew nothing about what the future would hold.
Today, after about 4 1/2 years of blogging, I have a better grip on how things work.
In order to make it easier on the KK readers, I went the professional route and paid for a web designer, blogging software and a hosting service.
At this point of time, KK receives over 12 million page views a month and that figure continues to grow. Continuing to grow is good, but with that growth comes more expenses, which are normally covered by the ads that appear on KK.
But advertising income is way down, down due to the economic problems we are all aware of. At one time, KK was receiving around $2.50 per thousand ads viewed, these days, that number is down to about .50 cents per thousand.
I am still in the hospital and had a procedure done this morning that should help with issues I am having.
I need to be under observation for twelve hours and if all goes well, I could be home for the game tonight.
I want to thank everyone for their prayers and well-wishes, they mean a lot to me.
But I am sort of disappointed Roenick hasn’t called me out yet, heck, first Thornton, then Babcock, why not Kukla?
Jut a brief update on my health condition. Will probably remain hospitalized today and tomorrow for more tests.
All I want to do is sleep, which is not normal for me. Hopefully tests and medication will get me on the road to recovery soon.
Sorry for the lack of updates today, but I have been in the emergency room since 2:00am.
Regular readers know I have some health issues and I am trying to get things under control.
Need to run, if they catch me typing on my micro pc, they will take it away from me.
Will try to get some updates posted later tonight.
I have to run out for a dental appointment but will return around 4:00pm ET.
In the meantime, anything on your mind regarding our great game?
Feel free to rant, praise or just talk hockey in the comments below on anything hockey.
Thanks everyone for a great month!
The upward spike you see at the beginning of March is due to the trade deadline. The rest of the month remains pretty steady and a good sign people come back on a very regular basis.
Last year we had 970,712 pageviews on trade deadline day, this year we went over the million mark, all the way to 1,328,786!
So how was your day? Happy, scratching your head or just want to hit the couch and relax a bit?
A big thanks goes out to Alanah for her great work today and even Bill(IwoCPO) chipped in with early morning updates.
Tonight we relax with limited posting in the KK Hockey section, then get back right at it tomorrow morning.
Thanks to all of you for visiting KK today and in the past. I will have some visitor numbers for you sometime tomorrow.
It has been a pretty slow news day so I am heading out for a relaxing dinner and will be unplugged from any hockey news until 7:30pm or so.
Feel free to bring up any hockey topics in the comments if it so pleases you!
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
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