I’ve received 1,337 likes on Invisible Illnesses!
1337, or Leet, is actually an alternative alphabet for the English language, used mostly by internet mavens and hackers. Those who use it consider themselves to be an elite group within the online community, but it has since entered the mainstream and become more widely known.
So Leet, or 1337 is actually an abbreviation for eleet or 31337, which derives from, yes, you guessed it, the word elite. The idea then, is that once you hit 1337 likes on a WordPress blog you’ve joined a club of sorts.