Would you vote for Harvey Dent for DA? If this means anything to you, I'd click on the link and then let the image roll over.
The weekend was very busy as weekends tend to be when one is employed. Friday was dinner and margaritas with Matt and Nicole. Saturday was Spider-Man 3 with the Shaws. And Saturday night I began Wii Quest '07. There are no Wii's for sale in South Austin.
Sunday we did some serious yard work, I hung my flag for Memorial Day, and then crashed for a bit. We wound up at Nicole's house for dinner with the Garcia's. It seems Letty is now sporting dual French/US citzenship. So Letty is now one of us Amerikaners. God help her.
And that was it. Busy weekend. I ot four months worth of comics bagged and boarded, but not sorted and entered into the database (that has top happen sooner or later this week). Matt might be staying at our house in the evenings as he sorts out his condo/living situation.
And that's about it.
I am amazed at all of the traffic from my short post asking for questions.
1) Que tegusta hacer cuando jugar con unicornes?
I like to take them in the tub.
2) What's wrong with your stats? An average of 244 visitors/day not enough for you?
The high number is deceptive. It's literally a 95+% looking for pictures. Mostly of naked Supergirl. (Hello Google pre-verts!)
3) Why do you worry so much about how many people are reading your site?
I don't worry about how many people are reading. I worry about people returning. And participating. Or just saying "hi".
4) It all comes down to: do you enjoy it?
Sometimes. Most of the time. But sometimes not.
5) I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new CBS show, Kid Nation.
I think it's a concept that should have been explored with Survivor, but instead they turned Survivor into Double Dare.
6) The bit about the girl who I couldn't date because she was really into mountain biking....
I know it was confusing, but Jamie + mountain biking = unlikely.
No, that was a my analogy for my former, short lived job. We had very different ideas regarding what I would be doing for a living.
7) I think the RSS stuff has worked itself out.
8) If the only people that read are your Loyal Leaguers and a few randoms that stumble across it, does that make it less fun?
I guess I would compare hosting this blog to, oh, say... dinner theater. It's kind of hacky and dumb, but people show up, if just for the spaghetti. But I'm sort of flying solo up here on the creaky stage, trying to put on a performance every evening. I don't know how many of you have been in a play, but when you're in a show, you can't see the audience. All you can see are the lights. And that's sort of what it's like running this joint. I have no idea who is out there, if I know the people, what sort of people they are. Sure, a few friends said they'd show up, but I can't see them and I don't know where they are.
And every once in a while there's a stretch where the audience doesn't give you so much as a polite cough to let you know they're out there. You think you can kind of see the outline of a few heads, but you finish a big show-stopper, and all you can hear is yourself breathing a bit too hard. Or else you can hear someone in the audience arguing with the wait staff.
That's not to say I'm seeking applause, but as I often say, it's the Leaguers who make it all worthwhile. And sometimes when you've gone for a stretch and you have no idea if anyone is even showing up (or else the place is being flooded with senior citizens for the Tuesday Night $2.00 special, who aren't going to watch the show, anyway), you sort of want to say, "Okay, let's not run the show tonight."
And, anyway... Blogging takes time. And it's work, even when it's fun.
So, yeah, sometimes you want to take a look out form behind the curtain to see how many are in the house before you bother to get into costume.
9) Maybe you should have guest host, like they do occasionally on the Late Show or Tonight Show. So you start to feel burned out...turn it over to Stephen Harms for a week. Or Randy or Jim D.
I dunno. It's sort of a personal journal. That's a bit like letting your borther fill in your diary because you're out of town for a few days.
So, anyway, I hope this answers some questions.
Hope everyone is doing well.