Monday, May 21, 2007

Traffic & Weather

Like most bloggers with modest readership, I’m addicted to Google Analytics — precisely how popular am I? What percentage worthy? What percentage unworthy? So I’m on there a lot. I’ve seen how the board lights up when I post something new, and how quickly it drops off when I fall silent. I see the constant stream from more popular sites who’ve been kind enough to link to me, and I watch the poor saps with leaky cellars and twitching thighs google their way through.

The funniest thing I’ve seen, though, is how low the charts drop on sunny days in the eastern US. Rain? Read blogs! Low humidity? Sun? Drink outdoors!

So that’s fine. All I ask is that you get wi-fi and only drink outside where you can still browse. Let’s keep these numbers up, people!


UPDATE: As of 4pm on May 22, Google Analytics stopped recording traffic to my blog. Coincidence?

6 comments:

wcs said...

I'm trying to do my share...

Amy H said...

Don't let yourself look. It becomes an obsession - believe me!

Bill Braine said...

Never have so few done so much for so few.

BarbaraCA said...

Simply add hot button words to your posts and then you will get peoples from verily everywhere. And it will frighten and appall you. Try genital references and appendage abnormalities and then sit back and watch those numbers climb.

Hooker said...

checking the dots is like christmas morning every day.

LetterB said...

I had to go cold turkey off my stats for awhile. It was getting a little sick. I feel like I have established a more balanced relationship now, but I know at any moment I could slide back to that state, sitting in the gutter, pressing refresh, refresh, refresh.