According to Wikipedia:
The word for "eight" (八 Pinyin: bā) sounds similar to the word which means "prosper" or "wealth" (发 - short for "发财", Pinyin: fā). In regional dialects the words for "eight" and "fortune" are also similar, eg Cantonese "baat3" and "faat3".
There is also a visual resemblance between two digits, "88", and 囍, the "shuāng xĭ" ('double joy'), a popular decorative design composed of two stylized characters 喜 ("xĭ" meaning 'joy' or 'happiness').
So today must be a very lucky day, huh?
I thought so until I was reminded that the Beijing Olympics began on 8-8-08 which was the exact same day my father passed away.
So I have decided that numbers can hold whatever importance you want them to hold. I have decided that 8888 is good because that means I have had 8888 visitors, 8888 opportunities for me to get know others and for others to potentially get to know me.
Thanks for visiting, Visitor #8889. We will see if I can catch 10,000 roll by.