Saturday, 21 April 2012

It's Not A Numbers Game...

I know, I know. The stats are unimportant. I would still blog even if no-one read what I wrote, simply because it means that I can voice my opinions, and not impose them on anyone else. After all, I don't force people to read my blog. They can always go elsewhere if they don't like my opinions.

But it is encouraging to think that people are actually interested enough to click on a link to see what I'm up to. My sporadic posting has lost me rather a lot of readers, but around 250 people a day have stuck with me despite it all, and when I actually post something, the numbers go up.

I'm a very small-time blogger. Nowhere near, for example, either His Hermeneuticalness, the lovely Fr. Blake or the incomparable Fr. Z. But I don't have any official role in the Church - and my opinions are just my own, without any authority behind them, so it's quite touching to find out that people want to read what I write. Admittedly I might be getting more readers for the kitty updates than for my views on religious matters.

With that in mind, I've just noticed that I've passed the half a million visits milestone - it took six years. I'm determined to have my Million Hits party well before 2018. Oh, and Zephyrinus... you now owe me a bottle of something bubbly (and washing-up liquid doesn't count!)

And yes, I know I said that stats are unimportant. But I took a perverse pleasure in noting that, on Twitter at least, I have more followers than the editor of The Suppository (aka The Bitter Pill)...

I tweet as @MulierFortis

7 comments:

Ben Trovato said...

Congratulations!

I like to think that size and influence are not the same thing (but only because I have so few readers...)

Zephyrinus said...

Blast. You remembered !!!

Many congratulations, Mac. Mulier Fortis is always
a "Must Read" and I'm delighted you've hit
the half-million mark.
Are the cats pleased ?
Bubbly on its way. [HONEST.]

Just another mad Catholic said...

Can we please have more kitty posts?

Deo volente said...

Congrats, Mac!

I once made a comment on a post you made about hair color on my blog. I had used the term "aubergine." To this day, souls search my blog for "eggplant parmesian." Odd business we're in!

D.v.

Mac McLernon said...

Thanks for the good wishes.

Zephy - The cats seem particularly underwhelmed... unless the celebrations will include smoked salmon as well as bubbly.

JAMC - I'll do my best but "cats eat, sleep and bring me another dead mouse" doesn't really make for a scintillating blog read...

DV - You think your search terms are weird. My all-time biggest search term is chicken because I once posted "Liturgical chicken" (a game where you see how long you can listen to a new NO setting of the Gloria without being sick) and also searches for "how to induce a heart attack"...

Fortiter Pugnem said...

Maybe you don't force me to read it, but I AM forced to read it!

Lady Catcliffe said...

Congratulations; it's an interesting and homey blog. Of course, I love the kitty posts. However, as I work in science, I appreciate your take on science, medical, and cultural issues.

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