Thursday, January 21, 2010

You Are Cordially Invited

A blog I read is poised to celebrate the arrival of its one millionth unique visitor. So, being me, I decided to check handy ole Google Analytics and determine how many unique visitors I get.

I'd really appreciate it if the six of you would spread out a little more in the auditorium.

That's right. SIX. Six people, out of the earth's population, visited my lonely lil page during the month of December. Okay, fine, if you're going to be that way: during the months of November and December.

Since I am a person who wandered out of the hair salon still wearing the protective smock, oblivious to the stares of passersby who no doubt wondered what emergency art project I was hurrying to, it is safe to say I have a thick skin. Which is good, considering the tiny fact that I have more than six friends, so clearly, obviously, everyone is ignoring me.

This is a conflict, I am confused.

Facebook tells me that I am wildly popular. I have a healthy friend list just north of 175 people. Never mind the fact that this number never ceases to amaze me, given the fact I wasn't previously aware that I knew 175 people. Now I am aware that there are 169 people who strongly prefer to receive my thoughts on life as fifty character status update snippets as opposed to a tedious, wordy, self indulgent blog.

Maybe I should add more photos.

At any rate, it's fine. I really appreciate the six of you who came to see me in December (alright already! And November!) and am touched that apparently, some of you visited many times. And apparently, I could very well thank you all by having you over to dinner. Of course, I have place settings for eight, so perhaps I will wait for one more person to have nothing whatsoever to do and come on by.

I'll leave the light on for you.

4 comments:

kgiff said...

Hmmm..... I read your blog, but I read it through my RSS reader and I don't think that traffic is tracked through google analytics. I bet you have way more readers than you think ;-)

I'm so glad you're back to blogging, I missed it when you didn't.

Two Shorten the Road said...

Maybe you could start tagging your posts. Then you'd get some more readers from people who search for stuff that you happen to be writing about.

You could also publicly link your blog to your FB, if you haven't done that. But personally I like keeping my real-life identity out of blogging so I understand if you do too.

FWIW, I think your writing is very worthwhile reading.

Tulips said...

I read everything you write. I'm one of the loyal and devoted Six.

L. Duncan said...

Can I make 7? Or do you have more now?!!! I enjoy what I'm reading from you. Actually this is where I'm trying to go with my blog. But, with a few more pictures!