Holy shit, have I really had more than 100 hits on this blog in the past 10 days? Wow. I know quite a few of my friends read it because they talk to me about it, and even though I haven't done it much lately I used to kill time by reading everyone's profile and following the links and I imagine some people do that. And also, I'll bet a lot of people disable cookies so they can avoid spyware and adware, so if the same person comes back five times but rejects the cookie every time I think the system counts it as five different people. But even so, I never would have guessed there would be that many people checking it out.
I got that traffic counter because I wanted to know how many people were reading this. If it was just a diary set up to automatically share itself with a few friends, or if I should treat it as public. It seems pretty clear that I should think of it as at least semi-public, then.
So, without further ado... I need to apologize for what I said about the SA Presidential candidates in my March 28 entry. Whatever I said and tried to say and whatever it sounded like in the CT meeting, writing what I did was insulting one or two of the candidates just for the sake of making an equivalency. (And while I'm at it, what I said any of them wasn't nice, but at least some of those descriptions were based in some small amount on what I actually think.) Joking or exaggerating - fine. But insulting someone else - in a public forum, apparently - just to make my prose work better? Not fine.