The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 March 2005

The things some people read

With almost seven hours left before midnight, this is the site's fourth-busiest day ever, and there's a good chance it might make it to third. (Christmas Day 2004, I had 2,075 visitors; as of thirty seconds ago, I was at 1,721, and still averaging over 90 an hour.)

And the page everyone is demanding today was written in October 2003. Being the kindly soul I am, I posted an update last night, but hardly anyone has read it. I assume this is because the visitors were looking for something other than mere text.

(Update: Finished the day at 2,040.)

Posted at 5:16 PM to Blogorrhea


With that many visitors, why do you suppose they're not posting?

Posted by: claretoothloose at 5:32 PM on 22 March 2005

Because they didn't find what they wanted, which was a picture of the person described in the text, and they had umpteen zillion other search-engine results to check.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:12 PM on 22 March 2005

When I clicked on your thing, I saw a picture.

Posted by: claretoothloose at 6:30 PM on 22 March 2005

C'mon, how can anyone NOT look at something referring to "gorgeous librarian"!

Now, if it were something liike "gorgeous rodeo clown," say, I might've been able to resist reading ...

Posted by: Chase at 6:36 PM on 22 March 2005

Now, if it were something liike "gorgeous rodeo clown," say, I might've been able to resist reading ...

I think that right there explains my normally abysmal traffic levels.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:35 PM on 22 March 2005