The World is Taking Note | HumorOutcasts The World is Taking Note

May 4, 2011


Hi Everyone, 

Now that is almost a month old, we wanted to give you some more highlights of how well the site is doing.  We are very excited over its growth, and we are now being found by major search engines such as Google. Donna and I promote each writer through social media, and we encourage you all to do the same.

First and foremost, it is important that you promote yourself and then try and promote a few other writers as well. We don’t want you to clog up your twitter or Facebook feed, but a little promotion goes a long way. Donna has also done several radio interviews for her new book and she has been able to plug the site in that way, and we have added the site to Kindle.  We are looking for different ways to get the word out, so if anyone has suggestions, feel free to email me at 

We have seen a good number of reads each day. The only down days were understandably the day of the Royal Wedding and the day after Osama Bin Laden was killed.  It is safe to say that  people had other things on their minds. But the reads are escalating again, and we have had many comments from social media contacts who love the writing on the site. 

We are sticking with our plan and adding writers very slowly.  We are accepting writers who offer a variety of perspectives andwho work in humor in a variety of formats such as stand up, cartoons, etc.   Okay, here are some stats: 

We have been read in 29 countries, the biggest of course is the US where we have had visitors from 42 of the 50 states (DC has also sent a visitor so we have that covered too.)

States that have yet to send a visitor are among the smallest in population but we still hope they come on board soon:

1)      Alaska – population 710,231

2)      Delaware – population  897,934     

3)      Hawaii – population   1,360,301    

4)      Idaho – population  1,567,582 

5)      New Hampshire – population   1,316,470

6)      North Dakota – population  672,591     

7)      Rhode Island – population  1,052,567   

8)      Vermont – population   625,741    

Our visitors come mostly from referring sites such as Facebook, Twitter and stumbleupon (55%), and search engines such as Google have brought in 15% of our visitors. Keep up the good work and thanks for being a part of this exciting endeavor.

Betsy Dickinson

Elizabeth Dickinson

Betsy Dickinson is Editor-in-Chief of She comes to us with years of experience in print and internet publication. Betsy is a native of California but now resides in Pennsylvania.

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21 Responses to The World is Taking Note

  1. Deb Martin-Webster
    May 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Hooray for HumorOutcasts! Great news! I’ll have to rustle up some of my friends from Idaho to check us out!

    • admin
      May 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      Do that. As an update, Idaho is one of just 4 states yet to have someone visit us. The other three are Delaware, Rhode Island and Alaska.

  2. May 16, 2011 at 8:19 am

    GREAT START! Rooting for all of us! And as soon as I get over this asthma/bronchitis/pneumonia, I’ll hopefully be able to contribute more.

    GO, HO! (Oh, wait, that doesn’t sound right 😉

  3. Fran
    May 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Congratulations to us!

    • Elizabeth Dickinson
      May 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      Yes, a nice group of writers who make everyone laugh a bit. You all deserve a bow!

  4. admin
    May 6, 2011 at 7:51 am

    No new states to report, but 2 new countries. We have had visitors from Croatia and Lithuania. So tell me what is going on in the 7 states that have yet to find us when people in Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Algeria, Columbia and Brazil have all found us?

    A little humor is good for everyone.

  5. May 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Hey, I know someone in North Dakota. I’ll harass her until she checks out our site.

    • Elizabeth Dickinson
      May 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      I never knew someone who knew someone in North Dakota! Very cool. 🙂

      • May 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

        I never knew someone who knew someone who knew someone who lived in North Dakota. Awesome!

  6. May 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Maybe Eric could write a letter to Sarah Palin and get her to visit from Alaska; I’m sure he would be charming!

    • Elizabeth Dickinson
      May 5, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      oh, yes, I think she would respond to him. I can just tell. Maybe we should invite her to write. After all, she is the biggest joke of all. Oooh, too cruel?

      • lbwoodgate
        May 5, 2011 at 8:40 pm


  7. Kathy Minicozi
    May 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

    You mean we got hits from people in my home state of Washington? 😀

    • Elizabeth Dickinson
      May 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

      Yes, we did! Did you call relatives? Actually, I think Google has helped quite a bit.

  8. admin
    May 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Well, you can now cross Vermont off this list. Someone from Vermont visited today, so now there are just 7 states that haven’t visited.

    • Elizabeth Dickinson
      May 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Donna just showed me this and she put it on FB.Closing in on the 50.

  9. lbwoodgate
    May 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    This IS good news. So when can I buy my Lexus and plan that European cruise? :-/

    • Elizabeth Dickinson
      May 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Start looking at those brochures! HA HA

  10. May 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I hear we’re huge in Wyoming.

    • Elizabeth Dickinson
      May 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      Donna tells me you are a smartass. I see she is right! 🙂

      • May 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

        A keen observer is she.

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