In our last episode, we were left hanging on the edge of our seats watching Marcus as he plummeted off the edge of creativity and was cascading viciously toward a rock solid enormous chunk of writer’s block. Totally out of control, today’s episode begins with Marcus throwing in the towel, and summarizing some of his blog statistics—a feat that he swore to himself that he would never result in doing.
“Crap, I’m really going to do it”, said Marcus with a completely defeated look on his face.
My blog passed by the ten thousand hit mark recently. Impressive? Yes, it is very impressive that I managed to visit my own page about five thousand times.
The most visits in a one day period totaled 230 visitors. And I was only one of them!
Alright, maybe I was thirty of them.
To date, my blog has been viewed in 82 countries. The top three being: the USA, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Far down the list is Morocco. Proving once again that Moroccoians love Marcus.
To date I have had 1171 comments left by people reading my blog entries. And I thank each and every one of you for ensuring me that I’m not just blogging to myself. Thanks! Since I strive to always respond to each comment left by all you awesome blog readers , it means that I’ve only actually had 585.5 comments from actual readers. The other half of the count comes from my own response comments. This leaves me wondering, who left me the half of comment? Or perhaps someone left me a quarter of a comment and I responded with a quarter of a response. I don’t remember doing that. I can’t image myself not finishing my complete train of
WordPress, the host of my blog, provides statistics on what search engine terms people have used that led them to my blog. By far (like by a whole bunch), the term “crossing the street” is the most frequent search term. A good long while ago, I wrote a piece about geese crossing the street. It was amusing I thought. Then, later, I wrote a follow on piece detailing the anonymous nasty-gram I got for being “cruel to animals”. My point being, I understand how the search for “crossing the street” might lead you to my blog, however, I can’t understand the train of thought that possesses someone to ask Google for information pertaining to the task of crossing the street. And it’s not just one person, in fact, its many people. To date, there have been over sixty-five variations of “crossing the street” searches that resulted in people visiting my blog. For example, “crossing the street”, “cross the street”, “crossing the road”, and my personal favorite “crossing the street without looking”. What information are these people trying to coax out of Google that they couldn’t figure out on their own? Basically you need to look both ways and then proceed when there appears to be the lowest possibility of bodily harm.
Is there the possibility of the existence of groups of people out there trapped on their property because they don’t own a computer? These tormented people having no access to Google in order to assist them with the daunting task of street crossing. There must be people who walk down their driveways, get to the end, become confused with the change from sideway to roadway, stare mystified into the void of the car dwelling space, throw their hands up, and run back in the house in an absolute dumfounded stupor.
They’re out there.