You know, when I started this place, I never really expected much. I thought, initially, I’d have a sort of online journal. A place where I’d work a bit on my writing chops, vent about the occasional strange happenings on the job, maybe relate a bike trip tale or two.
I never, really thought that I’d have folks, like you, who stop by, take the time to read what I’m thinking about, leave me such great comments, thoughts and ideas of your own… and in short make having this blog something I look forward to checking in on, and writing for, every day.
So, according to sitemeter, since may 14th when I place the ‘meter’ here someone has stopped in over 3,000 times now, viewed pages almost 7,200 times. On average a reader still spends nearly five minutes here per visit.
So, before I let another minute go by, I want to say thank you, to all of you, who keep stopping by, and making this place as much fun for me as it is.
While I’m on the subject of statistics… here are some of the ways folks have surfed in here in the past few days…
Each of these was word, not ‘phrase’ searches, and from Yahoo unless otherwise noted.
I sort of understand these showing up here…
- [ people's ambitions, hopes and dreams ]- #10 of 182,000
- [palmetto bugs in north Carolina ] - #6 of 15,200
I understand these pretty well (in fact I love being #4 in that huge list!)
- [code world] - #4 of 75,249,920 (MSN)
- [mortgage loan source code written vb.net] - #21 of 5,790
- [places to hold a wedding reception in roanoke,va] - #4 of 4,700
- [ overhaul chip fosse ] - several visitors.. but I can't find a link
This one I’m definitely baffled about..
- [ COMMERCIAL CHAIN SAW SHARPEN ING] - # 95 of 3,420
Last, but certainly not least, there was:
- [ picture sexy women whit girl fat in world ] - #4 of 250,000
For the life of me I can not begin to understand why Yahoo, would place this place #4, in a search where the user was clearly looking for something slightly different!! I suppose that’s why I’m not a web site ‘position’ marketer… supposedly those folks know ‘all the tricks’… or at least that’s what the ads say!!
This is a busy week for me. long days and a fairly big meeting with the folks from D&B (Dun and Bradstreet) tomorrow. Long days primarily because I’ve missed some time over the past couple of weeks with Maryan’s surgery and all (not to mention the vacation) and this is a short pay period as we’re off on Monday.
I’m not sure how much time I’ll have for writing this week, but I’ve been working on a few things; one about how things go wrong when the principle of enlightened self interest is not working, another about our Colorado bike trip a couple of years ago, and one more about our (Maryan and I) journey of getting this house rebuilt.
I’ve got pictures to scan for both the bike trip and the house project… so, I’m putting it to you folks, which piece would you like to read about first?
You vote by comment. Whatever story shows the most interest I’ll finish it first, and if needed I'll scan and upload the pics to go with it (I need to clean up and expand the ‘photo gallery’ anyway!!)
Thanks again for stopping by!