Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Trouble with Traffic

Yesterday, I posted an ill-tempered little piece directed at a blogger I usually enjoy. It was in response to what I perceived as a smugness-tinged piece he had written, but, really, I could and should have clicked past his piece and kept my mouth shut. I posted from annoyance more than anything else, and it was a stupid thing to do.

As a result, I got about 150 additional hits on that page than I would normally receive on a Monday morning post - and, since Monday was a holiday, the effect of my bad behavior was probably less pronounced than it would normally have been. I was rewarded for being a jerk.

That's why I'm glad I don't draw any money from this blog. On a typical Monday outside of election season I get between 400 and 500 unique visitors. If my ad revenue depended upon traffic, I'd be sorely tempted to be controversial for controversy's sake.

Interestingly, and not surprisingly, I also drew a lot more truly nasty comments and emails yesterday. Nastiness attracts nastiness. In its own way, my little blog contributed to the ugliness of the blogosphere yesterday. I'm just happy my wallet doesn't make me feel like it was worth it.



Blogger I Travel for JOOLS said...

I'm glad I kept my mouth shut yesterday. Instead, I let XO have it today...heh..a root canal will do that to you even on your best days.

1/20/2009 2:52 PM  
Anonymous inafunkaboutthefunk said...

Turns out I am not the only one who you have irritated, eh?You're starting to get cranky and lose it, Dan. Having any troubles at home? Hope you get past whatever is bugging you.

How is this for civil?

1/20/2009 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real Change, Dan.

The same people will be in charge, and Barack Obama is a product of Illinois politics, as corrupt a state as you can find.

He wouldn't have risen like he did if he had not played the game.

The Establishment was looking for a faily intellignet Black...and White...Man to front for them and they got him.

He is going to relax security and there is no doubt that we WILL BE HIT AGAIN because of his lapses.

Al Queda is not impressed by us electinag the house negro, in their own words.

We are in deep shit, you stooge.

Muni Court Hack Who Knows how corrupt the Bar is.

1/22/2009 7:46 PM  
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