Patterico's Pontifications


Drop in Traffic

Filed under: Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 9:31 pm

Traffic has been steadily dropping off. Today was a drastic drop.

What’s the deal? Am I starting to suck that bad?

Or is this happening to other people?

Weird that this would happen the same day I top half a million visitors.

UPDATE: You know what this means — another request for you to tell people about the blog!

UPDATE x2: On the positive side, I have 104 Bloglines subscribers, which is quite a respectable number. To take an example at random, Bill at INDC Journal, which has emerged as a powerhouse among blogs (and has tremendous traffic), has 67 Bloglines subscribers.

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500,000 Visitors

Filed under: Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 8:04 pm

Due to my incompetence in setting up the Site Meter for this page when I moved off Blogspot, my current Site Meter is short 14,750 visits that I received before I moved the blog. This means that, although my Site Meter currently has me at just over 485,300 visits, in actuality my 500,000th visitor came tonight.

That visitor found my blog by doing a Google search for the words “mote eye.” That search led the reader to this post, which fittingly criticizes the arrogance and hypocrisy of the editors of the Los Angeles Dog Trainer, known to some as the Los Angeles Times.

Thanks to that visitor and the 499,999 others who have made this experience so rewarding over the nearly two years I have been doing this.

Dafydd ab Hugh

Filed under: Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 7:38 pm

Self-styled nonconservative Dafydd ab Hugh took a break from his normal duties — busting my chops for not being conservative enough — and wrote Power Line to refute some silly Democratic claims of electoral fraud. For his trouble, he got a nice mention and extensive quote in this Power Line post.

My teasing aside, I value Dafydd’s contributions around here — but when I read a commenter this well-spoken and knowledgeable, I can’t help but think: when is this fellow going to get his own blog?

Finding Common Ground on Daschle

Filed under: Humor — Patterico @ 7:15 pm

The local Dog Trainer says Tom Daschle gave a speech urging colleagues to seek “common ground.”

Here is one way Daschle could help, courtesy of Scott Ott.

I Do Ask You to Bear With Me While I Talk Like a Stewardess

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Patterico @ 5:12 pm

Thank you for reading the blog today. I do want to warn you that I did fly today, and I do find myself talking like a stewardess.

I do ask you to bear with me until it passes. I hope you have a good time here at Patterico’s Pontifications, or at the blog of your final destination.

P.S. I do believe I saw Cornel West getting his shoes shined in the Houston Airport today. I wouldn’t kid about something like that.

Politically Motivated Prosecutions

Filed under: Politics — Patterico @ 5:22 am

Tom Maguire says that Dems are upset about the DeLay rule change:

So outraged, in fact, that they may actually get around to adopting the rule the Republicans are scrapping.

Good one. Meanwhile, he notes the timely opening of the Clinton Library — including its section on the impeachment, which is described as resulting from . . . a politically motivated prosecution. How ironic.

I guess a “politically motivated prosecution” is best defined as any prosecution of my guy, whereas a “proper prosecution” is any prosecution of your guy.

P.S. Anyone who is a supporter of Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy has no business criticizing any other person’s alleged hypocrisy regarding criminal acts by elected officials.

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