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Monday, November 29, 2004


Traffic is down everywhere over the holiday weekend, but surprisingly enough there were quite a number of you who braved the malls and the blizzards to drop by at least once this weekend:

I guess y'all had enough of the folks by Saturday, huh?

I think I'm doing pretty well for being out just a month (tomorrow is my 1 month Bloggiversary), thanks to all of you who drop by frequently!

Drop me a comment occasionally so I know who you are! I get about 40-50 unique visitors a day, according to my site tracking, and I only know 3 or 4 of you that drop by. (Probably the kiss of death for my comments...)

So, that being said, let's talk about something I've had on my mind: Last week President Bush turned into Reggie Bush and broke through a line of tacklers to score a Trojan touchdown save his Secret Service agent in Peru, and this week we hear he was nearly assassinated in Colombia. All joking aside, do you think there might be a link, especially in light of this bit at Wizbang (read the update) ?



At Monday, November 29, 2004 9:01:00 AM, Blogger Dean Esmay said...

Not that I'm targeting YOU with this comment because you're still too new to the game, but I am constantly amazed by bloggers, even some who've been at it for a LONG time, who don't get that blog traffic always goes down on weekends and tanks particularly hard on holiday weekends. This may not be true of purely personal/family blogs, mind you, but any that seek a wider audience will experience that.

I've seen some even get depressed and frustrated by it and I'm always bemused. It's like getting upset when you notice you have fewer readers at 3 am. People have patterns and one of the most common is that they like to read blogs at work. ;-)

At Monday, November 29, 2004 10:01:00 AM, Blogger BostonIrish said...

Very nice snowflake backdrop you have here. Very Christmasy.

At Monday, November 29, 2004 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Caltechgirl said...

Actually, I'm happy that people actually dropped by, as I was expecting ZERO traffic this weekend at all, and I was HIGHLY amused by the timing of Saturday's spike.

Now let's talk about somehing interesting!

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:14:00 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Hm, not that it is relevant in this posting, but would you prefer comments or trackbacks, if anyone has anything interesting to say about a posting of yours?

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 4:10:00 AM, Blogger Ben said...

Tumbleweeds blow by....

Glad it jut isn't me. It sucks to put up good posts and see them unread. I noticed even the major bloggers are posting less the past week or so.

Seems like most of your spike was due to the recipes. An army and the blogosphere both appararently march on their stomachs.

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 9:51:00 AM, Blogger Caltechgirl said...

To answer your question, Bill, either or both, I don't care. Trackbacks are nice because they increase traffic, but I'm not picky. :)

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 11:20:00 AM, Blogger Paul Burgess said...

Well, on my blog I've been getting sometimes a half a dozen visitors a day, sometimes a dozen. And I can identify a distressing number of them, based on IP address, browser, and operating system.

I dunno, I'm even newer to blogging than you are, Caltechgirl— obviously, since I accidentally ended up with a blog of my own whilst registering to comment on your blog! :)

At present I'm sort of viewing my blog as a way to post to myself online, about topics which happen to interest me; and if anyone else comes along and also finds them interesting, well, that's sort of a gratifying bonus. I still have reservations about blogging coming to consume too much of my free time.

What's weird is that I got indexed in Google very quickly— within a couple of days— it's strange when someone arrives at my blog searching on "metaphor as mistake"— stranger yet that I had a post which was actually thoroughly relevant to the topic...

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 11:58:00 AM, Blogger Caltechgirl said...

That one I can explain. Since google and blogger are the same company, unless you set it up so that your blog is totally private, you're indexed on google PDQ. For good and bad, I suppose.


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