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May 16, 2005

Is Mercury in Retrograde?

Does hit-seeking make one INSANE? I'd like to take a friggin baseball bat to the Sitemeter function sometimes. And not just on MY site...

I think many bloggers would be much more tolerable if they had no friggin clue how many hits they were getting relative to their peers.

Maybe everyone's Sitemeter should be password protected. It's too big. It's the friggin currency of blogworld. And yet, we don't tattoo our bank balances on our foreheads. And WHY not?

People are distressing, finessing, blessing, OBSESSING over these damn stats.

My averages? Here ya go...

Typical, nonpimping averages since inception - 200/day
During tsunami googlanche - 400s
After - 300s
Preceding meet - upper 300s
Blogwar with Acidhead - upper 400s (topping at 900 day of)
Postwar (rubbahneckahs hoping for update) - 300s
And lately, given lack of such juice - 200s and dropping

So Moogs has a point. I could, uh, write more often. And I will, I want to. But first, I need a break. I haven't been in the mood to write, but I kept thinking that I had to, lest my faithful few disappear into the abyss, never again to resurface.

Through my stress, the fog has lifted, and now I see just how stupid that line of reasoning was.

Almost as ass-backwards as this comment:

That's what happens when you don't like to be the butt of all jokes anymore. You got just what you wanted.
posted by Acidman on May 16, 2005 04:06 PM

What the eternal fuck?

Hell yeah, I got what I wanted. I will not be paid with an Acidbath for my willingness to take public abuse. Are you fucking kidding me?

Having said that, I am tired of this bullshit. When I come back from my reprieve, your Acidic ass is going BACK on my blogroll, where it shall stay, as you are and shall remain my blogfather.

I will have no more of this nonsense.

Nor will I be the butt of ANYONE'S jokes. Period. Try it, you grumpy old goat, and fear sleep, as you just may wake under the scalpel of one Dr. Sven, having just become that which you despise so...

Pesky vapors. Make me do the damnedest things.

Postscript: Before I go, I must roll the credits on the post-war drama, and give what is due to the blogbud who's Indian name shall forever after be He Who Stands For Ladies. Heh...

Update: Man, I guess I can be vague. Let me spell it out. I am not pouting about traffic, not MINE anyway. I'm complaining about everyone else's.

Those silly little numbers, melting people's brains, making them crazy, valuing links, gifting accordingly, watching the peons clamor for them. WTF? Bureaucratic bullshit in blogworld?

I stay in my bubble, and I ignore. Well, my bubble done got bursted. I'll be back when it reforms.

posted by Key on 10:51 PM | Comments (14)
ยป Cadillac Tight links with: Burying the hatchet

I would posit that Rob is great peeps.

Posted by: Velociman at May 17, 2005 12:40 AM

I think she means it, dude. And she hates me on a regular basis. She doan fuck around. I would take the call.

Posted by: Velociman at May 17, 2005 12:45 AM

Geez, Key;

Don't put any stock in what Sitemater says. It may as well be Vman's monkey spinning bingo balls, for all the accuracy Sitemeter's numbers have. Use the AWStats in your hosting Control Panel. They're the real deal.

Drop me a note if you'd like a runthrough on how to find/use 'em.


Posted by: Light & Dark at May 17, 2005 01:18 AM

I have to admit to the occasional stress over stats. I'm seeking help but so far, I've not been able to rid myself of it entirely. "They like me, they really like me..." or not.

I have to agree, the AWStats are the real deal. Easy to use as well.

Write when YOU want to. When YOU feel like it. Your readers will be here, whether you are or not.

Posted by: Moogie at May 17, 2005 07:26 AM

Who gives a fuck? You write because of you. You should not care who and how many people read you. It is your blog and the hell with the others. You can bend over backwards and try to make people like you, just be yourself and fuck the others, Cat

Posted by: catfish at May 17, 2005 08:37 AM

I cannot believe you didn't link to me in that post. Now my day is ruined. Oh, my wounded Sitemeter. Oh, the horror. ;-)

Hope your bubble reforms soon. Kinda missing your writing you know?

Posted by: zonker at May 17, 2005 09:06 AM

Let's see.

I got attacked for no reason several months ago.

I called a spade a spade (BEFORE Velociman did).

I fell off the blogroll, although I kept the attacker on *my* blogroll.


Anyone see the pattern here?

Posted by: Jack at May 17, 2005 01:18 PM

So, this is post-war drama for hits?

Posted by: livey at May 17, 2005 05:49 PM

Man, a chick can just go on and on about something. Oh, and sometimes a guy who is acting like a chick. You ladies rub off on us. That's my favorite part...the rubbing.

Sigh. I guess I'm going to have to go mine your archives.

Posted by: Bane at May 17, 2005 09:09 PM

Livey, if it is, it ain't working!

No, I really just need a break... Not threatening to quit or anything, just venting a bit.

Most of it isn't even Rob or war related, although the part about the blockquote obviously is. And that's what I SHOULD have said to begin with, and left it at that.

He'll go back on the roll, the muse will find me, and all will be Utopian. He will respect women, and I will get published.

Posted by: Key at May 18, 2005 11:21 AM

I sincerely hope everything works out the way you want it to. Good Luck.

Posted by: livey at May 18, 2005 12:46 PM

Damn, I should never drink and try to read blogs.

Posted by: James Old Guy at May 18, 2005 01:10 PM

I echo Catfish and Moogy. It's your blog. Write what you want when you want about what you want. If the writing is good people will come. It takes time. BTW, according to the stats on my server Sitemeter records only about 50% of the hits I really get.

Posted by: Denny at May 19, 2005 06:53 PM

I've posted Carnival of the BabeWits #1, which links back to this post. For some reason, the world of mu.nu won't let me trackback due to questionable content. Go figure.

Posted by: Mark Alexander at May 20, 2005 01:20 PM
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