Thursday, September 17, 2009

Welcome to my new followers! (I'm so confused).

So I am still coughing, still weak and exhausted, and still behind on all of my work. I have not written anything on this blog for an entire week. I haven't written anything interesting for at least two weeks. And yet...

I notice at least 5 new followers over there on the side bar. There are 4 more, numerically, 'cause I lost one, too (*sniffle* ... so sad... ), but 5 new faces. Thank you all for coming to my pity party! Apparently, I throw a good party, 'cause you all decided to stick around for more!

Also, prompted by the new faces in the sidebar, I thought I'd check Google Analytics. I don't usually check it often, and I almost never check it when I haven't written anything good, because I don't like to see the "page visits" decreasing with each day that goes by ...

Surprisingly, I'm "up" 11% over last week's statistics. Is that because it's better to write nothing (as I've done so far this week) than to write about a pity party? Or is my pity party post attracting more than the usual number of viewers? Perhaps it was so thrilling that word is getting around about how awesome my site is, and bloggers are telling other bloggers to come visit? (Yeah, apparently I'm delirious now....)

I don't know what's going on, but I am very happy to have you all stopping in to say hi, offering me juice and tissues, and sympathizing with my sorry-ass sick self.

For what it's worth, the archives do contain some fun stuff to read. Feel free to click around a while.

And for what it's worth, I'm hoping to be back in the swing of things by next week. By then I should have some more interesting stories to share. And when I'm no longer feeling contagious, I'll be out visiting and commenting around the internets some more, too!

Meanwhile, thanks to my loyal pals who haven't abandoned me while I'm recovering, and thanks to the newbies -- I'm so glad you decided to come in and stay a while!

Now, all of you go click on those little avatars over there, as well as the links in my sidebar, and go visit my friends. They have awesome blogs, and will surely entertain you very well while I am "under the weather."

9 comments:

Chaka said...

At least your fan base is increasing while you are resting up. I hope you feel better soon!

Silliyak said...

I got a brief and very mild cold (I'm very over it now) shortly after visiting your blog and commenting. I don't know anyone else who has a cold, so I'm pinning it on you. But it wasn't as bad as yours thankfully. So I sort of felt your pain, kinda.

Mr. Condescending said...

I'm always loyal to ya!

Kim Ayres said...

I had a strange weekend where after appearing on "Blogs of Note" I went from 50 visits aday to 5000. And my Followers have gone from 40 to 600 in the past 6 days.

Several of the people I'm linked to on my sidebar have expressed an increase in traffic, so I'm guessing some of them might have come across via me.

Clearly they like what they've found :)

talesNtypos said...

You're welcome. I found Kim Ayres through the Bloggs Of Note Feature, saw you there, decided on reading you.
Kim with the Midas touch.

Bella said...

People follow links and make new blog friends everyday. It's great for all of us when somebody we reads makes the "Blogs of Note." Sorry to hear you're still feeling a little under the weather. Holla back when you feel better.

LegalMist said...

Thanks all - and yes, I too wondered whether I was getting a bit of a "bump" thanks to being listed in the sidebar of Kim Ayres' blog, "Ramblings of the Bearded One." So for those of you joining us via the Scottish link, welcome!

And for any of my readers who haven't read Kim's blog yet, pop on across the pond to Scotland and check him out. He's in the sidebar over there. And his blog was listed as a "blog of note" for good reason -- it's good stuff! He's one of the reasons I got into blogging. After reading his blog (lurking) for a couple of years, along with a few others that really captured my interest, I decided to give it a try.

LegalMist said...

And I meant to add: a *huge* thanks and tons of hugs and kisses and... whatever else you'd care to imagine... to all my loyal readers who have been hanging around for months - some of you possibly as long as one year, next week! - an even bigger thank you! I love the comments you leave, I love your little avatars in the "followers" box over there, and I love reading your blogs, too...

Sappy enough yet?

Kim Ayres said...

Aw, shucks...

:)