Thursday, December 3, 2009
Look At Me
This site hit something of a milestone late last night. According to Sitemeter I've now had over 10,000 visitors.
This is not intended to be one of those awful "haven't I done well" posts that make the reader want to puke up their stomach contents. Just a quiet reflection on how weird this blogging thing is.
I'd been a blogosphere lurker for a few years, but never bothered to post comments on any of the main sites, and I never dreamed of having my own blog. I don't recall exactly why that changed in April. I had been growing frustrated, however, with the scarcity of blogs in New Zealand that discussed topical matters without being highly partisan*. At the time I thought "this will last a week, then I'll get bored." I'm still going.
Most of my blogging is done early in the morning or in the evening. My day job (evicting orphans, helping evil corporates destroy the little people, sucking the wealth from the poor, and helping clients commercialise their inventions) keeps me pretty busy. And my family also demands attention. Which is why so many of my posts are short and (if I'm to be honest) usually quite shallow. Hey if you don't like 'em you don't have to be here...
Anyway, not a bad effort for a site that's only been going since April. Although that sounded like shameless self praise. Oops, sorry.
* That doesn't mean I don't have strong opinions on some matters. But my starting point is never "the Nats are all righhtwing bastards" or "that's what you'd expect from a pack of dumb socialists". Still, what would you expect from such a wishy-washy confused liberal-conservative-social-democrat-fascist-commie?