a lot of hits on the blog yesterday. possibly more individual visitors than any other day. i know the reasons – i posted twice, but, also linked up to two other websites that probably experience reasonable traffic (both incoming & outgoing links). i won’t link these sites again (you can scroll down & observe what they are if you like) because it’s been making me consider what it is to write for an audience, & how i do tend to check the blog stats every time i get on here. does it matter if 5 people read a post or 100? actually the character of the reader matters. if i wanted to increase traffic to this blog, i’d say the best way to do it would be to endlessly comment & leave my trace in all the right places. but i’m only really interested in the person who’s going to return because they like the character of the place. it’s a vague sentiment that parallels an acquital category i invented for the nsw government this year; i claimed that i intend to report on the numbers of people who return to more than one artistic event during the year. it’s something i really have no hope of following through on (don’t tell anyone in ministry) but nevertheless, something i still like to think of as apt.
i have to throw in another link, but it isn’t to boost traffic! check out the site of one Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman. she offers advice on powerful parenting. strangely enough one of my posts from a long time ago was randomly linked to her post of today. it’s funny the way the net connect us up in the cloud. but then again, it’s awfully human. i link up with ‘like-minded people’ (not people with the same psychological obsessions; generally people with similar cultural facades), but i also randomly link up with people i have little in common with. sometimes that’s the pure enjoyment of it. in the words of today’s mobilised youth: ‘that’s so random!’ i imagine this common phrase – when shared between two youths of a short-acquaintance-span – is often followed up by the unspoken suggestion of ‘let’s be friends!’
i left a comment for dr. robyn. i expect she & i shall become friends. i will read her for hints on how to control my children, powerfully. she will of course read my blog avidly, noting with joy every minor up & down of my textual life.