Monday, May 14, 2007

Oops

I just clicked on site meter to have a wee mosey at my visitors today. My eyes flicked down yesterdays visitors, last hour, todays and almost popped out of my head: 108. "Shurely some mistake," I said to myself in my best Sean Connery accent. Eh, but no. Out of the 100, 8 of you are my usual bunch, 11 of you actually hung around to see what the hell I was going on about and then scooted off thinking: "Mad cow!" (although maybe I shouldn't count the 3 Brazilians who probably took that long to realise they were in the wrong place.) The rest took a quick look and thought: "Uh?!"

Take a look at the piccie in the post below. Whoops! Apologies to all of you who come here thinking this may be some shrine to the crawling one, but then again I guess you're not going to read this, so what the hell, but if you do, no offence, but please go away. This is where you are meant to be.

18 comments:

Canterbury Soul said...

at least you know i come here with a genuine interest in reading what you write.

errr...are you going to talk about pirates of the caribbean next?

suzanabrams said...

Hi Verilion,
Thanks for dropping by.
I used to look at my stats a lot at one time but don't do that anymore now. I think you reach a point in your life where it doesn't matter who reads you and who doesn't. At least, it stopped me sinking into the power of the reader.
I think I'm only aware of people now through the comments and a few others on my blogroll.

Verilion said...

Hi CS, you know I just didn't think. I am probably going to see it, cos I have to see Keith Richards as Daddy Sparrow, but I will remember NOT TO POST about it.
And hi Suzan, glad you're feeling better. Gastros are nasty nasty things, I recommend Papaya, it tastes so bad it has to be good for you! And I'm not as accro to my sitemeter as I used to be, I just like to know who came from where and what's attracting people to my site... OK I'm still a little accro to it.

Minx said...

Site metre, stat counter - love 'em. They provide a daily giggle with the google searches and occasionally lead to a long and lasting blog friendship from a follow up visit.
Know what you mean about sudden monsson falls of visitors though. I once was overwhelmed with people visiting an old post back in July last year. I took a look and discovered that I had been spammed and my visitors were looking for free i-pod downloads - I am such a service to my community!

jason evans said...

Stats are addictive. I'm trying to cut down, lol.

goodthomas said...

I'm a regular, I swear. Not a gawker or a lurker or a nubbler (I don't know either). I may not be regular regular but I am regular in my own way.

I have no interest in Spidey 3 and I didn't see the first two Spidey movies so you know I here for the fun, the haikus, the sass, the poetry, the observations, the wit.

Okay, that being said, I need to check my SiteMeter now.

Minx said...

Happy Turn the Page Day V, bin thinking about you.....

Verilion said...

Hello all, running late for a train, but just wanted to say very quickly Thanks Minx, that tuesday was followed by Merde Mercredi (aka the disappearing day) I spent a lot of time lying horizontally and moaning: Never again! And today it's travelling thursday! I'm going on some magical mystery tour of West France so will see you all on Monday. (with proper comments!)

me said...

perhaps most of them were scurrying off to tell a friend about the hilarious site they found?

apprentice said...

It is a great graphic though isn't it. The last Sandman I knew was in Hans Christian Andersen, it was my favourite bedtime story :)

Atyllah said...

oh come on, be honest, you were really just trying to drum up hits, weren't you? ;-)

Reading the Signs said...

hi verilion - just wanted you to know that your story got one of my votes. Re. looking at stats - it took me a long time to work out that most people weren't just staying for 0.00 seconds.

Liz said...

That visitor surge also happens to me, usually around the time I post something for the site I write for. It can be easy to get addicted to the sitemeter though, and I still can't believe how many people come to my blog through googling for "mini skirt"!

Marie said...

I try not to look at my site meter much as I now realise that even though I may be getting up to 80 visits a day, not many actually stick around to read my blog. When I look at it like that, there's not much to get excited about is there?

Verilion said...

Oh... thought I was going to be back later today, so ...
Minx - free i-pod downloads you say? Mmm what post was that?
Jason - They are kind of addictive but I have to remind myself that they tell me nothing that my comments can't tell me... apart from the map bit, that's kind of cute.
GT - You don't like Spidey? I mean I know I slated the film, but ... but... Oh well, I'm glad you are a GENUINE reader and I may have a wee haiku up my sleeve later in the week.
Me - Aw that's very sweet of you.
Apprentice - It is rather sexy isn't it? A black suit is always a hit, shame about the rest of the film. My fave Sandman is Neil Gaiman's he is sooooooooooo cool.
Atyllah - Me? Drum up the hits? Naw (innocent face), but I have learnt a valuable lesson.
Reading the signs - Welcome and thank you. I'm not sure that as a juror I should divulge who I voted for (eh ... although it's kind of obvious by the results isn't it! Duh). Congratulations on your second place and hope to see you here again.
And Liz too, hello and welcome. Mini-skirt you say? I'll have to try that out...
Marie - Try doing a post that includes Spider-man, mini-skirts, something about free i-pod downloads and according to Me all your visitors will go and tell their friends about you ( ;
Phew!

The Moon Topples said...

I've been coming here for months in hopes of finding film reviews. 'Bout time.

As someone who gets about 10 hits a day from people who cannot spell the word "topless," I can empathise with your stat confusion.

Verilion said...

Really, film reviews... Well I did watch about five minutes of Troy last night on the telly and then Orlando Bloom appeared and it was nearly time for Eric Bana to die and I remembered the film was pants.
Right and topless. So if I can combine a post with all those keywords I should have magnificent stats for a while!

Debi said...

Since I started putting piccies on my blog most of the Google hits I get are from Google images searches. I suppost it's a good thing but I always feel a bit bored by them - as if they're not 'real'.

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