ENTRY # 92 I check out the numbers at siteMeter to see how many people may have visited in a given day, and my thought is always the same — I don’t have this many friends. So that begs the question, who are you? Howd you get here? (Really. Not a rhetorical question). Culturally, what Id be doing is offering you food, and a place to put your shoes and coat. (Can I give you virtual food?) Is there anything that you need? You just ate? Are you full? No? Oh, then you must be hungry. Have some x. (X is whatever is left of the last meal, which I always cook too much of – just for these occasions. Oldest daughter of 5 kids, and I cant cook for less than an army still). Well, make yourself at home. (Though understand the unwritten law that you respect the house). Sorry about the dog hair. Pablo blows out his coat twice a year. And Rufus is sweet, but throw him off your lap if he starts doing the kneading thing with his claws. No, we don’t cut them, he’s mostly an outdoor sort of guy- and he needs them to defend himself. Oh that thud? Wait. No, he’s fine. If theres a really long beat before a really loud wail, then I run. Im sure Ill get a report in a few seconds. Yeah, hon. Yup. Sure, go ahead. Yeah, popsicles always make it better. Yeah, Im teaching them that food will solve their problems. Well, let me get him his freezepop. Come back again soon.
chuck, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://chutry.wordherders.net/, , 188.8.131.52, 1060793178, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, In my case, Ive noticed that three of my top twenty “referrers” are Yahoo, Google US, and Google Canada. And given that my entry on Matrix Reloaded is one of the most popular pages on my blog, Im guessing people are finding it by accident when searching for information on certain films or other phrases. That doesnt mean there arent a lot of eager readers of my blog, just that some of them find their way here by accident. Its actually encouraging to see who my regular readers are, too. Your comparison to having a guest is quite apt, and when those guests are people Ive never met in meatspace, thats pretty cool.
Elouise, email@example.com, 184.108.40.206, 1060794499, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, Meatspace. Seems all of my reflections return to food.
George, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ghw.wordherders.net, , 220.127.116.11, 1060827920, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, Food. Howd you get here? Go to google. Type in “easy summer recipe” and click on the “I’m feeling lucky” button. Pretty cool, huh? Thats consistently one of my most visited pages. I first visited WeezBlog via Liz Lawley (who I first visited via Matt Kirschenbaum, who Ive known for a number of years). Then recently I saw that Chuck (who Ive known about ten years) had added you to his blogroll, and that you had added him to yours. So I commented on your blog, and then you added me to your blogroll, too, so I added you to mine. Now I see whenever youve updated, so Im visiting more regularly.
Ted, email@example.com, http://www.tedpearson.com/, , 18.104.22.168, 1060829931, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, I first saw your link via liz lawley, tonight i happened to drop through a rather convoluted process: I was viewing my sitemeter referrals, and saw that one was from another sitemeter report. This turned out to be from Brendyns (System.out.blog) sitemeter referrals page. From there i clicked on a link to your site (someone had been referred to his site from your apparently. Satisfied with that? 😛 Thanks for the virtual food. 🙂 I think I want some real food right now though since I had supper about 4 hours ago… I should go scrounge some up. I just added you to my daily links in my browser, so if you keep updating Ill keep visiting. 😉
Elouise, firstname.lastname@example.org, 22.214.171.124, 1060830651, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, I’m feeling the love.