Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Do you slow down to look at accidents on the highway?

Interesting bit of data.

I keep a statistic counter on here. Nothing very fancy, but it tells me about number of page loads, etc. I check it from time to time. Satisfies my curiosity about how many folks are actually looking...

What shows up rather dramatically, is that while all of that twisting and turning was going on here a month or so ago -- while folks were agonizing over the agonizing... The number of hits on this blog hit all time highs. Nearly doubled.


The other interesting bit is that, as I've settled down and calmed down and found a quiet place at the center again, all those page loads have dropped away rather dramatically. Seems serenity and calm is boring. Pain and agony is much more interesting to read about.

Taking note of that.



At 4:59 PM, Blogger Willow said...

does that mean that you want to shake things up to increase readership? ;-)

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Jo aka SeaRabbit said...

LOLOL... swan... I don't think it is the reality... just business... nothing else... for what I know... people are busy...

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

Rubber Neckers :P I added you to a RSS feed. It checks all the blogs I read to see if there are new updates, I wonder if it counts as a hit each time it checks...

At 6:27 PM, Blogger Her said...


so true, so true. Drama addiction, a serious disease with no known cure. Can't say I'm totally innocent myself--after all I deal in drama for a living ;)

At 6:41 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

Can't stand rubber neckers, I check your blog once or twice a day.
Don't always leave a comment though.:-)

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Loki said...

(rant on) For those of you who do not or have not commuted for any length of time, it is difficult to convey just how annoying is the phenomenon of rubbernecking at accidents. A colleague at work just told me yesterday that on the Autobahn in Europe, they erect large screens to block off the site of the accident while rescue vehicles are attending it. Would that such a practice happened here! It has long been my contention that at the late evening newscasts once a week they should show some simulated highway accident, wherein severed heads and other body parts could be shown strewn over the road. (Get some good Hollywood special effects people to work up a good simulation, of course!) Then people would be used to seeing this stuff on the "news" and would get it out of their system, and would have no further cause nor interest in such matters when coming upon an actual accident THAT IS ALREADY BEING ATTENDED TO BY EMERGENCY PERSONNEL! Just keep moving, people. If you want to see what a robot you've been trained to become, try NOT to look - AT ALL - next time you pass an incident on the side of the road. (rant off)

At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't check my thingy very often, but if I notice it seems like things have sped up I always seem to back off and go away for a few days. Then when I come back, it's a smaller number again.
I read you before the rubbernecking, (it's hard to find a poly D/s blog)dunno if I ever commented or not, I know I did during though. I wasn't rejected so I've left a few more. I am one of those who leaves a flurry of comments and then says nothing for weeks on end.
Good thing though, I had not been reading jewels and Loki before till I clicked on one of her comments, so maybe just a little. tiny, tiny bit of rubbernecking is a good thing cause I really enjoy reading them now too :)

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Raheretic said...

Magdala it's been great having your comments here when you have the time and inclination. It's good too to know there are other poly BDSM-ers out here. I can really relate to your post on your Blog in whih you describe never really fitting with strctly D/s folks, or vanilla poly folks, and certainly not with monogamous Internet forums of whatever type, because it seems that one (or more) of the characteristics of our lifestyle squicks several other readers or participants.

I'm glad you're here and I enjoy your Blog as well.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Raheretic said...

I do have to laugh a bit sardonically at the upturn in readership we get if I've become politically or worse yet religioulsy heretical, or when we have a crisis and people want to begin picking sides, or rescuing us, or endorsing or disendorsing us, or condeming our lifestyle or opinions. Peole just love to read about others distress and who better to enjoy that I suppose than sadomasochists.

I've just updated my tag lines on my blogger profile.

I'm of course retaining my favorite Thoreau quote, "

All the best everybody and thanks for joining us here.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

To be loved is fortunate. To be hated is to achieve disctinction.

At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say, repeat actually what I said elsewhere, I felt like the high school girl who got a comment from the Star Quarterback of the football team :) Hehe, just did not expect a comment from Tom I suppose, I seem to focus so intently on one person that I am oblivious to others around me. Thank you Tom for the kind words.
I for one would like to read more of the good times, it always inspires confidence in ones own actions when other similar yet different actions are going well. Let the good times roll :)


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