Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Who Are You?

I made my first blog entry on September 12, 2006. From then till now I have posted 570 entries. For a long time I was curious if anyone was actually reading them. Before doing this I used to send daily emails to hundreds of people. Most days I would receive some replies to what I wrote. When I stopped the emails and focused on this blog, I felt like I lost touch with most of my readership. I began to feel as though I was only writing for myself. In October of 2008 my friend, Bryan, installed something called Sitemeter to my blog. This tool counts the number of "hits" I receive and it tells me where in the world people are reading my thoughts. I was quickly amazed how many "hits" I received. Since mid October until today, I have had 3,450 "hits" from all over the United States and around the world. At first I wondered if thousands of people visited my blog only once or if it was the same few people over and over. I am still curious who regularly visits. I know who some of you are but there are countless strangers who are unknown to me. Whoever you are out there, friend or stranger, I would love to hear from you and learn where you are in this world. If you are so inclined, please write to me and introduce yourselves. Of course, if you choose to silently lurk out there, occasionally stopping by to check me out, I understand. I do the same thing to others.

4 comments:

Darryl said...

Hey Michael,

I normally stop by every day, at least once, and I thoroughly enjoy it. Thank you for being so consistent with posting. Darryl (Glass)

Anonymous said...

Hello Michael,

Your site is one my bookmarks and usually visit once a day. I enjoy your blog and look forward to reading it. Especially since I now live in Atlanta - it makes me feel close to home. Danita (Wilson) Carter

Meghan said...

Hello, it's Meghan from Humana. I'm still at The Rawlings Company in Lagrange. I check your blog almost everyday on my phone, right after news and weather. Thanks for helping me get through the day!

Littlefair said...

I live in Cambridge, UK.

I'm a dad, martial artist and designer. I like blues, chocolate, spring walks on the beach, dogs and lutes and Belgian beer.

Christopher...