Monday, January 28, 2008

Congratulations! You ARE a Wiener

Not much happens here at my shitty little blog, so I thought that reaching the 1,000th visitor milestone my second month into this whole thing was really something worth celebrating.

I've trained Sitemeter to ignore my own IP address, though it still records the times that I check in from work. The visitor and pageview counts are skewed because of that, but I try to minimize the frequency and duration of my visits from the workplace. So, they're skewed just a little bit.

I really like seeing who's visited - there've been folks from England, France, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, as well as all across the U.S. Someone associated with the U.S. federal court system in New York has come by several times, along with people from several prestigious universities.

How exciting!

I also get regular traffic from my signature link and an occasional blog-whoring comment at Sadly, No!, and last month I got a boatload of visitors courtesy of the irrepressible Jon Swift, who featured one of my posts in his fine retrospective, "Best Blog Posts of 2007 (Chosen by the Bloggers Themselves)."

Anywhoozle, I started poking around to see who the lucky #1,000 was, and to my surprise it appeared to be somebody who's made quite a regular habit out of visiting chez moi.
Now, I've obscured the actual IP address of my frequent flyer because I'm not a dickhead (unlike somebody who shall remain nameless). I think the whole IP-outing thing is kind of creepy, though it's generally only used as an empty threat by limp-dicked chickenshits who couldn't manage to hoist their fat asses up from their overstuffed chairs in the first place.

I've also semi-obscured the referring link, which gives me the best clue to my obsessive/compulsive visitor's identity. But like the guy caught handcuffed to the bed in a cheap motel wearing just his knee-high executive stockings and an expectant look, he knows who he is.

The funniest part of all this is that Mr. 1,000 quite gleefully taunted me for being, in his view, unable to stay away from a comment thread at his own pathetic little blog.

Ah, wingnuts - they're so fucking predictable. You could pick any wingnut's blog at random, then use its author and contents in a case study to illustrate distorted thinking and the use of maladaptive defense mechanisms.

In this case, we're talking projection.

1 comment:

Jim Sullivan said...

Does that mean I'm a weiner too?