Monday, February 07, 2005

State of the Blog

Hey, gang. I wasn't sure I'd ever get a single hit when I first started this thing with nothing but a Blogger account, a dream and 14 hours of free time to fill a day. Actually, I figured I'd probably get a few hits from my mom, but I didn't even know about how one goes about counting hits yet. That's how green I was. And this was only November.

But now, The Inertia has blossomed all around me. As many as 0 to 1 of you comment on the blog every day. And nearly everyone I know checks out the blog occasionally, and sometimes even mentions having enjoyed some item or another to me during the course of the day.

Just last night, I met up with an old UCLA friend whom I don't see much, and it turns out she's been reading up on the blog for a while now. It's kind of odd, actually. People now can follow the ins and outs of my life without ever talking me, which is really the best way to do it.

So, really, I just wanted to write a small thank-you to all my readers out there, particularly friends and writers from other blogs who have come over here, checked out the site and stuck around to comment and participate. Guys like mynym and Boyd and pajamo and Michael Flately, Lord of the Dance and berns and JAM and PSoTD and the Brothers Lau...your contributions are, like, seriously, massively appreciated. Oh, yeah, and my mom, without whose watchful eye, I might post nothing but humorous items about dry vaginas.

And just a small favor...if you read something on the blog you like, that makes you laugh or think or wonder if my hatred of Zach Braff is possibly borne of intense jealousy or buried homosexual lust, why not e-mail it to some friends and let them know about the site? The only way this thing will grow is if people tell other people about it, and I've already told everyone I know. All four of them.

And how am I supposed to make millions of dollars off of this thing if nobody visits it, huh? Riddle me that, smart guy.


Darquestar said...

Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up on the Turge Babonet situation. There's a new tell-all book coming out about the guy -- you might be interested.

sieger said...

This has nothing to do with post but I thought you should check this out and maybe so should everyone else.
for shizzle

Lons said...

Sigga-what! Welcome to the blog, and thanks for the link.

mynym said...

Hey Lons, try submitting your site to some blog search engines.

A decent list of them, some short cuts.

Also, post your movie reviews to some appropriate Usenet groups, (now called google groups). That way Google picks up on indexing your site faster. It crawls through forums as a fast way of updating itself.

Other than that, just write well....carry on, later.