As Effenheimer noted, people on blogs like to be worshipped. I’m certainly no exception, which is why I’m taking this opportunity to point out that the “ratings” here on BadSam had been in a bit of a slump over the past couple months. In fact, August and September were the two slowest months in more than a year.
On my “return” in early October, however, hits jumped more than 5,000 over the previous month. Comments have also increased noticeably, and while some of that can be attributed to me, personally, even I don’t visit the site enough to explain an average increase of more than 160 visits a day. So, yeah, worship me and stuff.
As you’ve probably noticed (or will shortly, when you scan down the page), there are a couple of new faces around here. Well, not new, but you know. There also might be one more added to the mix, and, of course, I’m always willing to try out new pieces for this puzzle (if interested, drop me an email).
Despite my huge ego, I can also give credit where credit is due. The people who write here are amazing. During my time “away” I didn’t read any weblogs but this one. Not because I felt like I had to (because I was paying for it, and if I’m anything at all it’s a cheap bastard), but because I enjoy reading about you people’s lives. In a very overcrowded community of blogs, I think the level of storytelling here is quite exceptional.
Speaking of exceptional, Eviltom ran (and completed) the New York City Marathon over the weekend. Please stand up in your cubicles and give him a nice round of applause for that. He finished in just under five hours. Which, now that I think of it, is about 40 minutes behind Puff Daddy’s time. It’s also close to 30 minutes behind Oprah Winfrey’s marathon time. In fact, Tom even finished behind most of the wheelchair division.
So, apparently I do still have some difficulty giving credit where credit is due.
In other news: due to the lackluster responses I get whenever I post (non-nude) photography, and my feeling the need to branch out a bit, I decided to start up a Photoblog over on my newly acquired experimentation domain. So, if you’d like, please point your browsers over to fotofon, thusly named because it’s all photographs taken with a cell phone. Duh.
Cool MG. Thanks for the credit, if any was thrown my way, and if not, eat me. Great idea with the phone photos. I can't wait to see what you come up with. We should all mill around, take pictures of interesting things where we live, and mail them to you. We could do a kind of nationwide collage of photos. That would be sweet, eh?
by Ezy at November 5, 2003 10:44 AM
By the way, congrats Evil One. Even though you didn't beat the Timmys you, at least, finished. Good job!
by Ezy at November 5, 2003 10:47 AM
mg, come on! Did you even doubt that you were the fire lighting the ass of bad samaritan?
by Linz at November 5, 2003 11:19 AM
i like to think of mg as my own personal bicycle with the seat missing on a frostbitten day.
by lajoie at November 5, 2003 12:27 PM
Bah! Lajo, I didn't need to read that. MG, I know we're appreciated. In my personal case, though, stories about my mundane life seldom draw much interest. In part that is because there are things I cannot share. You know why, I think.
by anna at November 5, 2003 6:38 PM
Of course that increase in traffic would have nothing to do with hordes of college students back in the grind and finding themselves with a need and means for distraction......no it's plain old MgWorship.
by chris at November 6, 2003 2:34 AM
mg, something that I'm sure you've considered but I feel like pointing out is the fact that because of your website, a bunch of us got to meet each other and become friends. In the next several months I'm probably going to get to meet Ezy & Amy, and the commentors JC, and matt, which I think is cool as hell. All because of you. You're like Friendster with a soul.
by Linz at November 7, 2003 10:20 AM