Monday, January 16, 2006

My Faithful Readers

Recently I noted that when I google my name (ah the vanities of self-stalking), that this url is the first hit. I don't know when or how this happened. I make a conscious effort to avoid self-reference in my posts. Maybe blogger changed its policy?

In any event, I began to wonder if this might have any effect on the number of hits that "For God and For Cheese" receives. There's really no way to check, but I was curious. Upon further research I've discovered that searches for "is cheese bad for dogs?" and "wet pets san pablo" are just as common routes for ending up at this site as a google search for my name. Most likely this change in the Google realm has had no impact whatsoever over here... Nevertheless, I was also encouraged to ruminate on this type of web popularity by a certain friend who will remain nameless.*

Here are my findings:

The results from "Blog Patrol" show that in the past month, I've received 395 hits. I'm not sure if this slightly inflated number was due to some holiday cheer, or reflects hope that I would actually post something while on break from school, but I generally average around 10 hits per day. While this is by no means overwhelming, I was intrigued to find that many of my readers are not in fact members of my family. My seemingly most loyal reader, Lizardo, is indeed my sister but there are plenty of reader urls listed from places as far away as... Oklahoma. With this surging popularity, I resolve to write more in upcoming months. I've got an article on legal clinics on deck waiting for my commentary. Stay tuned.

* In future posts I will fully disclose the reasons for all of this sleuthing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a faithful reader indeed, I do check often. And your blog is very visably bookmarked in all of mozilla's glory on my compy. But I also confess to being a faithful cliker...I've hit refresh in order for your counter to end at a "pretty" number. Ever since Theamazingjeffo gave me a prize for being the 1000th hit at his site, it's become...perhaps a small habit. Don't worry, the shout out was prize-a-plenty.