I haven’t yet gotten to the point that my mood swings can be synchronized to my site traffic, but I definitely recognize this particular neurosis:
SiteMeter Fever — A neurosis typified by obsessively refreshing your SiteMeter to see if your traffic has increased since the last time you checked it, seven minutes ago.
There exists a Yahoo! Widget which sits on your desktop and monitors your SiteMeter. I actually installed this thing once, but after discovering that I was spending too much time looking at it, I ordered its banishment.
And there’s this:
Bloggernoia — This psychotic disorder involves the suspicion that other bloggers have malevolent motives for not linking you.
I seem to have a high level of immunity to this one for some reason. Then again, there have been things I’ve written which made me wonder if I ought to give them links. Besides, as I’ve noted before:
By now, just about anyone who is interested in Oklahoma blogs is either reading me already or has made a conscious decision not to read me.
This is not to say that I’d complain if traffic climbed back to 2005 levels, which were roughly 50 percent higher than today’s, but a reduced visitor count hardly constitutes The End Of The World As We Know It.