Nothing groundbreaking here today (is there ever?). I just wanted to take a second to thank everyone for reading my site. It's a great feeling to know that every time I fill another green page full of words, hundreds of people will read it. My favorite e-mails to get all day are the ones that say I have a new comment. I especially look forward to the comments from regular readers.
Growth has been slow recently, but I'm up to an average of 500 readers per day. There are also huge spikes due to popular stories (like those on the right sidebar) which drive my readership to the thousands, but even on bad days I get at least 400-500 readers.
More encouraging is the fact that people are staying longer and reading more. In fact, almost 15% of the people who visit this site stay for over an hour! I'm really flattered that people are that interested in reading what I have to say. Also, around 40% of the readers are repeat visitors.
I try to respond to every e-mail and myspace message, but sometimes I lose track of who I've replied to and forget. If I haven't written you back, I apologize.
My aim is to make this site the one site that you really hope updated every day. I have sites like that (waiterrant.net is the latest). I hope that every day you are entertained, learn something, or are at least prompted to reflect on your life. If you're a lovely lady type I hope you're powerfully compelled to come sleep over and possibly do my laundry while you're here.