Well, this is embarassing…

I was going to make a final decision on the topic of Da Blog on Friday (today, as most of you read this), but I’m instituting an extension because I just recently advertised my prior posts on the topic in the “About me” section on the right sidebar, which in turn was because 43 visitors to Da Blog have added up to one comment so far. You can now make comments until 9 PM PT (midnight ET, since New York Is The Center Of The Universe) on Sunday. (I might not collect the votes until later, though.)

You can also comment on what you want Da Blog to be about to this post. I will post a preview of what will happen if you don’t comment later on Friday. If it lines up with what you want, comment on it anyway, because I will only institute it if I get 0 acceptable comments, so even a tie only means I’ll probably institute both.

(Note that, as they say on Wikipedia, “this is not a vote”. I am ultimately the final arbiter of what I post on, and I will always dip into fields different from my primary focus. As time passes that sharp focus may fade as Da Blog becomes more general and I begin to dip into a wide variety of fields on a regular basis.)

Also, I’m switching Da Counter to show unique visitors rather than hits (which have reached the 70’s), because hits by now are a given – I’ll probably hit 100 by this time next week. I’ve gotten at least two hits for at least the past seven days and have been stabilizing at 4 a day recently. Unless the counter is misinterpreting people without cookies as separate people, which can’t be the whole truth, most of these people appear to be first timers. Which, you know, is good for a number of reasons, but it is also kinda bad, because now only 40% of my hits over the life of Da Blog are repeat customers. Which makes me worried that people are stopping by but aren’t intrigued enough to come back! Which comes back to my blog topic poll, where you can give them a reason to come back.

2 thoughts on “Well, this is embarassing…

  1. speaking for myself, i’d like to know more about your ‘grandiose experiments’ and whatnot. one can find commentary on things such as sports anywhere on the internets, but when one brings one’s personal experience and reflection to a topic it is not only more unique, but more insightful.

  2. Which tells me absolutely nothing about WHAT topic to “bring[ my] personal experience and reflection to”. In fact it confuses the hell out of me. Are you telling me to avoid topics like sports (warning: if I focus solely on “grandiose experiments” that’s the sort of topic likely to dominate them), or to embrace them if it suits my purposes? If the former, what sort of topics do you have in mind (not necessarily what you would want me to go with, just as an example)?

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