Sunday, February 10, 2008

Counter Milestone

According to blogpatrol.com, I've passed the 80,000 mark, but sitemeter.com pegs me at 93,534. A hundred thousand is just days away.

Why the discrepency? I signed up with blogpatrol first, so it should have the higher numbers, but there have been times when it was out of commission. I like its reports much better than the sitemeter ones, or I would have deleted it from my blogs. Sitemeter is just more reliable. I can hardly remember more than once or twice when it didn't function.

What's the point of having these counters? The best, in terms of blogging manners, is that we can see who's "referring" to our blog. If it's another blog, we can pay a courtesy visit and make new blog-friends. I like to thank the blogger in comments if I've been "linked."

One thing about this blog is that no matter how great I think many of my posts are, most "views" are via google to see my recipes. Easy, simple cake, baked apple and popcorn recipes are a real draw.

Sometimes it gets me down. I know that years after I give up blogging, for whatever reasons, it'll just be my recipes that will attract visitors, not the gorgeous photos, personal stories, etc.

7 comments:

Emah S said...

don't beat yourself up. I would say that even if a recipe brings someone here, it's GOT to be the personal stories that KEEPS them here! :D

Ben-Yehudah said...

B"H What can I say, Batya? Most of us humans are primitive and think with our stomachs!


Here's to another 100,000!

Leora said...

Batya,

It was definitely your photos that drew me in initially to your blog(s). But, yes, it's your voice that keeps people coming.

Lakewood Venter said...

Congrats!!!

muse said...

emah s, b-y, leora and lv,
Thank you all!

It's really so nice to come home and find your comments.

It was a crazy day; maybe I'll blog about it.

Anonymous said...

I check your blog daily for the wonderful photos you post. I also enjoy the story behind each and every one of them. I really enjoy what you have here. Please don't think they are not enjoyed.


Rebecca

Batya said...

I'm replying in my Shiloh Musings identity.

Rebecca, thank you for letting me know.
Really!!!