Thursday, October 01, 2009


I’m suspicious about how well things are going here from those that comment on these posts. Writing this blog over the last three and a half years I’ve had my share of goofy people that come here to comment. Some I wish would go away and forget I exist, and I think they all have, but I’m sure new ones will pop up from time to time. I’m not going to mention the names of those I don’t miss because I’m sure they would come back if they got any attention.

I do miss some perennial readers that seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth like Matt, Loopy B Paul, Boo, Trish and Gearhead , I’m sure they are doing more productive things with their time.

I can usually figure out where the readers that visit came from. Whenever I get a mention on Donna’s or Syd’s blog my stats go through the roof. It’s funny how it works, I found Donna through Mel and from Donna I gained Pauline, Amy and several readers from Texas, which is odd because Donna is in Missouri.

I still get a lot of Syd offshoot readers. There are first generation Syd readers like Trop and Weese and Bayou and Lori and Dalia, but then there are people that found me through offshoots of that branch. Like Mouthy Irish Woman found me through Beth, who found me through Trish, who found me from her sister Boo, who found me through Syd.

Now when I go read the comments at Mouthy’s or Tango’s or Darev’s I see several of my readers have migrated over to their sites as well. It’s quite a family tree.

While I’m on the topic of comments, I want you all to know that I do read your every blog post. If you’ve commented here in the last year or so and you have a blog, I read you, but I’m not very good at commenting. I figure I chatter enough here. I'll try to be more responsive in the future.


Blogger Tango said...

I sometimes check and see where readers come from. Some times it makes me laugh when someone accidentally comes to my end by searching for something. I had one visitor from Romania that was searching for bubble wrap. :)

5:12 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Bubble wrap.... hee hee hee! I'm often alarmed by what people were searching for when they accidentally find my blog. But I'm always glad to see someone link over from a friends blog. It would be interesting to see a study of all of the actual "active" blogs and see how many of them are interconnected.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

The number one Google search that leads people to my blog is usually something about ticks. Although lately, Asian porn is coming up a close second.

Most of the people who came here from my blog are my old AOL journal buddies; we were a tight-knit group, and when AOL made us move to Blogger, some of us stayed together. We watched more than one person battle cancer, then losing that battle. That's a sad thing, watching a blogger gradually lose her hope, blog less and less, then not at all. Then a family member posts from that blog to let us know she's died.

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Auntie said...

i cant even remember how i found you. thats how many years it's been. maybe when you commented on a local forum BEFORE you had your own blog. C'est possible?

8:53 AM  
Blogger Bpaul said...

I haven't died, I just have a kiddo now. Stay at home dad 3 days a week and it's unbelievable how little computer time I get.

I'm still around, just quieter.

Note my blog going down to 1-3 posts a week from 7-9.


9:30 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I came to your blog via a comment you left on Donna's blog. It was all antisocial-esque and I was like 'DUDE! that's my kind of guy....' :-P That....and you live in the northern part of the U.S. and I am jealous.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

I don't deserve the good company I keep on my blog. Glad some of them have found their way over here.

6:11 PM  
Blogger g said...

No comment.

7:11 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Tango, it's a wonder you don't get more traffic from what you call your cat.

Darev, it would look like a weird incestuous family tree.

Donna, this is why I never post certain words that would attract certain people, like the German political party from WWII. And I too think that some bloggers I've known have or are quietly slipping away.

Auntie, you "Evidently" found me through Mo3.

BPaul, good to know you're still out there. Did your bees survive this year?

Amy, You should have know me in the early days. Talk about anti-social. So why exactly are you in Texas?

Syd, Darlin. It's interesting to see how many new people you've attracted over there. With the readership you have, you could sell stuff on your blog.

g, I bet I could touch on a dozen or so topics that you couldn't resist commenting on.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Bpaul said...

Bees are thriving, got 3+ gallons of honey, and it's delectable. Now for winter... I may send you an email about how to prep.


9:25 AM  

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