It’s amazing that, via BlogExplosion alone, this Urban Semiotic blog has reached over 10,000 unique visitors since June 1, 2005 and it wouldn’t have happened without many of you!
Urban Semiotic also participates on other blog exchanges like Blog Clicker and Blog Advance and Blog Soldiers but the king of pushing traffic here, by a power of at least 10, is BlogExplosion, as you can see here from my member’s panel:
It is amazing having 10,000 unique visitors from BlogExplosion
alone and that averages out to about a thousand visitors a week. That
visitor number doesn’t include those who arrive here via searches from MSN or Yahoo! or Google
or from those who get here from hotlinks from other blogs and websites.
This is a thank you message for all the insightful comments and
thoughtful analysis posted here every day and I especially thank those
— you know who you are! — who post a little something almost
daily. You are helping build a fascinating community here and I am
thrilled to be a part of it. I know not everyone who reads this blog
posts a comment and I appreciate those who stop by just to read. Big
things can and will happen here for us all in the future. I feel the
rumbling in the hills…
I am always surprised which posts get a lot of comments and which do
not. Just when I think Fridays and Saturdays are dead for comments
those days suddenly explode with comments the next week!
been posts I thought would be big comment-getters and didn’t get many,
while other posts that felt far less effective found a touchstone and
roared out of the browser with 10 reader comments in 10 minutes. The
lesson I learned is to just write what you know — or need to know —
and don’t worry about writing stuff that will encourage comments or
not. You can’t force participation. Comments take time and energy and
dedication and I understand the consumption of blood and bone a long
comment requires and I am forever grateful for your donation.
If you have a question you would like me to publicly think on here in
the blog, please send me an email note
and I will do my best to answer you.
Or you can post a comment here but
make it clear your comment is not for publication and that you are
privately talking to me. Since I read all comments before they are
published, I will read your comment, respond accordingly if I am able,
and then delete it before publication.
Thanks again for reading and commenting and just hanging out and I look
forward to the next 10,000 unique visitors!