Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Site Meter knows where you are…

As if blogging itself weren’t addictive, now I’m instantly hooked on Site Meter. Swear to God, it’s getting harder and harder for me to leave the house. (And, ooh, is that the first twinge of carpal tunnel I’m feeling…?)

Anyways, the information is astounding, albeit useless. Today, for instance, a reader in Rwanda and a reader in Lithuania checked out my Eldridge Cleaver interview. They clicked to it from a link on Lawrence Auster’s blog. (Auster sends quite a few eyeballs my way.)

A number of readers are pointed here by two other bloggers: James Wolcott of Vanity Fair, and my friend Alan Sepinwall, TV critic of the Newark Star-Ledger. Alan’s my blogfather, actually. He turned me on to Firefox, and I’ve been cooking with gas ever since.

So cheers, Alan. Cheers, Jim. I owe you both a steak dinner.

And to my readers new and old – be you in Bedford, Mass., or Oak Ridge, N.C.; Fremont, Calif., or Puyallup, Wash. – thanks for enabling me.

UPDATE (05/16/07): Yo, Tokyo!… Kuala Lumpur, what’s up?… Beijing, watch your back…

UPDATE (05/17/07): South Africa’s in the house! Sawubona, Cape Town; wussup, Jozi?… Zimbabwe, Cameroon… Egypt, Saudi Arabia…

17 comments:

justjudith said...

i'm addicted as well -- i love the map thing. and the new design...well, i love it too. if only james wolcott knew who i was :(

Undercover Black Man said...

Well, Judith, I know who you is... and I just added you to my blogroll. Thanks for having me on yours!

That global map is the bomb!

Sniper said...

I was directed here through Wolcott and have been reading steadily ever since. I was too shy to post though. Hello!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Cheers!

dez said...

I wandered over here from Alan's blog and decided to stay a spell :-)

Andrew said...

I also found this blog via Sepinwall, and since I'm very lazy when it comes to bookmarking sites, I still use the link on his page to check out this blog.

Undercover Black Man said...

I recently uncovered my first email correspondences with Alan Sepinwall... back in '96! He was a college kid, I was doing my thing at "NYPD Blue."

Who knew this Internet thing would last?

dez said...

UBM and Alan
Sitting in a tree
W-R-I-T-I-N-G!

Undercover Black Man said...

^ 'Twas a match made in heaven!

justjudith said...

thanks, david. i love this blog and i'm not ashamed to admit it. thanks for the blogroll love!!

Bryan Wilhite said...

You got me to sign up...

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Digital cocaine!

Alan Sepinwall said...

Mmmm.... steak...

LeaNder said...

Andrew said...

"I also found this blog via Sepinwall, and since I'm very lazy when it comes to bookmarking sites, I still use the link on his page to check out this blog."

Andrew, try to use Google Reader. Nice tool, helps you to keep up-to-date with everything you like in my case blogs like UBM's or one of my favorite experts on US popular culture: James Wolcott among others.

Now I have to find out who Sepinwall is.

dez said...

The Sepinwall is an elusive creature that can often be found in the dark, illuminated by the soft blue glow of boxed electric images. It is best to approach the Sepinwall cautiously when it observing it in its natural habitat, the darkened family room.

LeaNder said...

thanks dez, I'll keep that in mind in case I'll ever get a chance to watch The Sepinwall in it's natural habitat.

AFKAP of Darkness said...

i'm a regular Sepinwall reader myself (coming to him by way of The House Next Door), but I arrived here via Okayplayer.com, of all places!

(ain't the Internets grand?)