First, I really enjoy my sitemeter. Not so much for how many people come and visit my odd little online home, but more for how they got here. Some level of traffic comes through by way of the reviews I plug in. Perfectly understandable that people would stumble through here looking for more info on Joe Meno or Seth Greenland. But a few things seem completely random. I experienced an odd spike in traffic last week following my three-day thread on the dangers in writing. But these people came through not because of some serious investigation on the trials and tribulations of creating art, but because of my line "puffy callous on the knuckle of my middle finger". Apparently I am not alone in this affliction, and many came here seeking answers.
Afraid I have none. I am sorry to let you down, dear reader. And although I'm not personally bothered by my callouses (I also have them well developed on the pads of my fingertips from playing bass guitar) I'd be happy to share possible solutions since so many seem interested in this issue.
Secondly, Sitemeter's letting me know that I have a lurker. Most of the traffic through here is East Coast U.S. time. Not at all surprising since that's where I reside and I sometimes post about events in the D.C. area. But one lone person from Iceland seems to check in once a week. Or, at least, someone who's played with their computer enough to make it look like they're from Iceland. So hello to you, Icelandic lurker. Feel free to post if you like. Don't be afraid. Despite the hardness of my name, Hebdomeros is actually a nice guy. Ask anyone.
I've added a few links to the side, and am considering adding a few more. Placed here more for my easy reference than for anything else, they're worth looking at if you have the time.
Tomorrow I'll actually write about writing.