Monday, August 28, 2006

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your Site Meter.


I like to check in every once in a while at Hugh Macleod's Gaping Void ("Cartoons Drawn on the back of Business Cards") to see what's going on, an irregular pattern that also happens to be the subject of his post titled "How Big Is Your Audience?"
I get asked a lot about how many people read my blog.

I have no idea. Because the answer, of course, depends on what metric you use. What stat counter you use. Anything between x-thousand and x-thousand-times-ten visitors per day, depending on which robot you wish to believe.

I tend to believe the lower figures more than the higher ones, but hey, that's just me.

But "How many people read your blog per day" is not the same thing as "How big is your audience."

Let me explain.

The number of blogs I read on a daily basis numbers about a dozen. The number of blogs I read every couple of days numbers about ten times that figure.

But the number of blogs I read regularly, just not that often, is way, way, way higher than that. Many thousands of them.
There's more. And, of course, there's the cartoon. He also links to a very funny Dave Weinberger post titled "No, I'm not keeping up with your blog."

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