Thursday, 6 November 2008

More Stat Pron

By the way, according to Sitemeter, my readership continues to increase, from "hardly anyone at all" to "very very few people." I got 2,200 visits in October, which is a record, and I imagine that 95% of them are those helpful little robot things. If anything, the percentage of hits coming through CBI has increased, up to around 99%. If it wasn't for him, I'd be down to 4 or 5 a day, like in the pre-blogpower days. I don't mind things being quiet, actually, because it means i don't get involved in all those bloody awful circular arguments you get on blogs. It also means I can say what I like with little fear of being refuted. This is a blessing, because there is nothing worse than those miserable bastards who just do not agree with one. You know the sort - different ideas, different background, different worldview. They're not too bad if they change their minds quickly, but if they don't they become a real pain. So yes, avoiding this is good.

Actually believe it or not I am just like this in real life too. I so loathe and detest confrontation now that I sit on my own all the time reading the paper. At the slightest sign of an argument my pulse races and I lose the faculty for independent, rational, sequential, logical thought. I just start to shake.

I can't really explain this: it's not as if I'm not exposed to other viewpoints all the time. It's more that I just can't stand them: and that my own worldview is so shaky that I feel I am being knocked down when it is challenged. But instead of punching someone's lights out, as my generation has tended to do, I just get all weepy and sad.

Erm...

Of course it does mean that life round here is pretty dull, but then you need an chill out room in the middle of this wild party we call the blogosphere, don't you?

6 comments:

CalumCarr said...

Very very few = 2200. Bloody hell!

I've never managed more than 1100, normally 800. That must rank as no-one at all.

Obviously I need to cultivate CBI. Who or what is CBI?

The Tin Drummer said...

OH dear, suddenly I sound rather boastful. Well I don't think most of them are actually people, but robots.

CBI: Crushed, of Crushed by Ingsoc. He put a big ad for my blog at the bottom of his.

The Tin Drummer said...

OH dear, suddenly I sound rather boastful. Well I don't think most of them are actually people, but robots.

CBI: Crushed, of Crushed by Ingsoc. He put a big ad for my blog at the bottom of his.

The Tin Drummer said...

OH dear, suddenly I sound rather boastful. Well I don't think most of them are actually people, but robots.

CBI: Crushed, of Crushed by Ingsoc. He put a big ad for my blog at the bottom of his.

The Tin Drummer said...

OH dear, suddenly I sound rather boastful. Well I don't think most of them are actually people, but robots.

CBI: Crushed, of Crushed by Ingsoc. He put a big ad for my blog at the bottom of his.

jmb said...

I think the robots are in charge of the comment section here too as they replicate the comments for nefarious purposes of their own. Do you keep stats on comments too?

You've got to love those google searches, otherwise most of us would not even be on the graph. It can be quite entertaining to look at the search terms and sometimes totally unbelievable.