Tuesday, April 12, 2005

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.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a folder labeled 'Journals' that I check through several times a day, just to see whose updated. So, a lot of those hits might've been me procrastinating...

-Abby

Anonymous said...

100 hits in 10 days = 10 hits a day = 10 people checking once a day?

Journal entry about wanting to count people visiting your site came *after* I'd reflexively denied the cookie, and I'm too lazy to hunt down the site and let it have a cookie after all.

Cyrus said...
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A. Azuri said...

Heh... at least a third of those checks are probably me, since I tend to check it when I get to a computer, just like all the other journal sites that interest me. Sorry to scare you, kiddo.

Cyrus said...

Hell, I'm not scared. I've always avoided writing anything really personal and tried to avoid (with varying degrees of success) writing things about other peoples' personal lives - I've done it with more than one person - so all this means is that more people like my writing. Nothing scary about that.

And I don't care about the double checks and people without cookies either. (Unless someone deliberately hits Refresh 10 times in a row for the fun of it, now that I've posted on it...) I know a lot of people refuse cookies - I did, until it made it harder to use pages like weather.com - but there has to be at least a little something to these numbers. Unless every single one of you checks it multiple times a day and denies cookies. If only 20 different people have read this since I started counting instead of 100, that's still more than I expected.