Friday, 17 August 2007

Compulsive Reading

It's compulsive reading each day. To turn on and log in to Sitemeter. To check whether anyone has read your latest postings. What a thrill goes through you when you see that someone from Australasia checked into your blog and spent 70 minutes with you. 70 minutes! One hour, ten minutes. Great - I must have struck a chord with someone. Then the thought comes. That maybe, just maybe, they had to go off to visit the bathroom, answer the phone and/or get tea for the family and didn't log out! Thank goodness for the kindly souls who take time to leave a comment. At least then you know that someone read it.

But wait - a closer examination of the statistics on the site and you see that during Australasia's 70 minute visit, Aussie blogger looked at 16 pages. 16 pages. That many? I didn't know I'd written so much.

9 comments:

Flowerpot said...

I have a feeling that if I got sitemeter I'd never get any writing done! Still, it's tempting...

Around My Kitchen Table said...

My computer wireless wand thingy is playing up (after the cat sat on it and bent it)and my connection keeps failing and I have to wiggle the wand to get it going again (not getting too techinical for you, am I!). I dread to thing what Sitemeter is telling you about my visit. Now you see me, now you don't, now you see me .......!

Poetess said...

I can relate to this post. Quite a buzz to know your words are being read world wide.

Poetessxxx

The thinker said...

Thanks for explaining that AMKT - for a minute I was a bit excited thinking I'd hooked a 'flasher'!
I know just what you mean Flower - but it is fascinating.And as poetess says it can give you a buzz and at least it is a legal one.

Marianne said...

Sitemeters? Technorati? It's all Latin and Greek to me. I've just found out that you blogrolled me - thank you. Will try and reciprocate, but having some computer probs at the moment. Lovely to meet you.

Mopsa said...

it's a world of interconnections - the internet is an amazing revolution.

merry weather said...

I am not in the least surprised to hear that Australasians spend hours on your pages Thinker. You are an interesting, sweet and funny writer to read. I love your blog!

If only you served tea and biscuits, I'd never leave ...

Merri said...

Now over at word press...they have a site meter already..
( you can see who came and went etc..) Plus there is a nifty world map i got ( but cannot remember from where..lol)

The thinker said...

Marianne - lovely to meet you too - know just what you mean PC probs - they the devil sometimes.
Mopsa - it makes the world seem a lot smaller.
MerryW - how lovely of you ducky - must admit if yu called in there would be a cuppa and biscuits/cakes on offer - I keep that kind of house. Everyone leaves me fatter!
Merri - I know about the world one - just haven't figured out how it works yet - its in my bookmarks waiting for me to pluck up the courage to get it on and working.
Thank you all for the comments -much appreceiated you stopped by and took the time.