At least according to the counter at the bottom of the page. If one looks a little deeper one finds that a lot of this traffic consists of bots looking around and if you jettison the hits where someone spends less than 30 seconds before discovering nothing they were actually looking for, you understand the real number is considerably smaller. But, more than enough people spend enough time here each month to convince me that I’m communicating with someone. That makes this site sort of a public journal. It’s largely replaced the mass E-mailings I used to send out to people on an almost daily basis. But, I’m happy it exists, and I get enough feedback from people to make it seem worthwhile. Thanks.
So far I’ve published 156 posts that average around 800 words per post, so one can see that writing a book is indeed within the grasp of the average person. That little factoid alone is sort of fascinating to me, as I really had no concept of the shear quantity of stuff one could create fairly easily. If I were a novelist I’ve written the equivalent (at least in numbers of words) of two average size novels over the course of a couple years. Which is amazing to me, for one.
One wonders if blogs will one day be a curious artifact from the early parts of the 21st century when almost anyone could first gain access to such a potentially large group of people. My biggest “success” has been an entry about Irena Sendler and a Facebook “chain letter” inspired by a Glenn Beck program. If you Google “Irena Sendler Obama” my blog entry is one of the first you’ll come across. I also get some “interesting” E-mail from Glenn Beck Fans to this day. (Who knew some of them were literate.)
I’m also fairly high up on Google for anyone who is looking into either a 1961 Honda C110 or a Datsun 1500 Sports Fairlady. Or someone who wants to replace the control arms on a BMW Z-3. Anyone who Googles both Ted Nugent and Jerry Garcia at the same time will find Fauxsuperblogs in the top five. Seemingly, I’d be a great source for “Trivia” players.
I also was one of the first people to review the Badcat Unleash, (a guitar attenuator re-amp device) and I still get quite a bit of traffic from those who are interested in those. Curiously, I get a couple of questions a week of a technical nature, which I answer if I’m up to it.
Anyone looking for Horse Butte in Lebanon Oregon will also be directed to my site. I would also seem to the an authority on Deodorant Shelf alarms as well. A couple of times I’ve actually been directed to my own blog site when doing research on something, which is hilarious. It’s a bit like everyone being famous for 15 minutes: “In the future, everyone will be an expert on something.” Or at least appear to be one.
Oh, I understand that I’m in the same boat. I do try to confine my comments to something I actually know about. But, I could be wrong. I often wonder if anything I’ve written has been cited in someone’s term paper or research project. So far, at least, and as far as I know, Rand Paul has yet to plagiarize anything from my blog. (But one can dream, eh?) On Facebook, I’ve seen political and economic citations to blog pages of people much like myself. That, in itself, gives me reason for pause; I mean, “What do I know?”
OK, it’s probably time to sign off here before things get totally silly. I just couldn’t pass on the chance to reflect on a milestone of some sort, and let anyone who reads this know: “I’m glad you’re doing so.”