Wednesday, January 26, 2005
I'm still here
Today my blog is one month old. I'd like to thank all of you who have visited here, talked up my site, linked to it, left a comment, or e-mailed me privately. You've made this a great experience for me.
And yes, I'm even going to thank The Blogger Who Shall Remain Nameless. Hey, I was grateful for the 51 visitors she sent me yesterday. I don't know what she's saying about me over there (no, I'm not going to look; and if any of you stumble across that stuff please don't send me excerpts), but of the people who clicked through from her site to read my "controversial" post, more than half stayed to peruse other pages of my blog. Seven of them stayed longer than an hour and went through all of my archives. (Yes, I can tell that from my logs.) So I guess it's really true that there's no such thing as bad publicity.
But I apologize to all of you who don't understand what happened here yesterday. The individual who wanted to pound me into the ground apparently didn't get that my post was about Terry Teachout, not her, and that I was referring to "mean people" in general, not singling out anyone in her posse. I guess she failed to notice how carefully I avoided mentioning her blog or even the topic we had discussed over there.
Since her blog's audience and mine don't really overlap, and since I am very small potatoes in the blogosphere and she is Somebody, I was more than a little surprised that she thought it worth her time to come over here and straighten me out. I'm no threat to her. To paraphrase Terry Teachout, I'm just a girl with a blog. If you don't like it, move on.
I perceive that some of you are still here. Great. My profoundest thanks to you. Now let's get back to having fun, shall we?