So, a little over a month into the move from LiveJournal, how’m I doin’?
#: Between February 29th and April 2nd, I had 2748 views – an average of 83 per day. That average varies pretty wildly, though – linking to a post by The Ferrett about Barack Obama’s speech brought a lot of eyeballs; talking about Patrick Swayze’s pancreatic cancer, not so much. I didn’t move to WordPress strictly to increase my page hits – for more on that, see my new blog, Eliot Spitzer Sex Prostitute Barack Obama Steroids Final Four American Idol. But having the numbers now makes me curious.
#: I love the ability to write a post, set it to publish while I’m away, and then forget about it. Love it, love it, love it.
#: I miss threading comments and auto-reply comments. If I find a solution I’ll let you know.
#: I’ve also hit up Akismet for answers for those of you who keep getting quashed as spam. My apologies for that – not sure why Akismet’s much-vaunted ability to “learn” isn’t coming in to play here. I’ve sent them some fairly detailed e-mails; we’ll see if that makes a difference.
#: At some point I will probably stop duplicating posts to LiveJournal (and will watch my audience plummet as a result). LJ readers can prepare for that day by subscribing to my RSS feed (thank you, Lindsay Jean). Every now and then I’ll write a post on here that I don’t mirror, like my deconstruction of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”. This is largely due to laziness.
#: Every day I’m grateful to Tom for inspiring the name of this weblog.