Monday, October 29, 2007

30,000+ Visitors To My Blog

You know, I have a few little widgets on my blog that keep track of how many people have visited and where in the world their IP addresses are coming from. So, I was looking at My Private Casbah, trying to see what's making it take so long to finish loading, and I glanced down at my SiteMeter. I do take a look at it from time to time but since it's at the very bottom of the page, I don't really keep track of the numbers.

Today, I noticed that I've had over thirty thousand visitors to my blog in the past year. What the heck is that about? I mean, I know that's peanuts compared to some of the mega-blogs on the internet but, to me, that's an awful lot of people to have visit here and read my silly posts and poor grammar. Good grief! I'm embarrassed now!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess I'll take this moment to de-lurk, heh. I got here via woc blogs like brownfemipower and blackademic and I really liked the post on white feminism as well as a very beautiful and profound poem on being ill and on the operating table and coming to terms with it.

I usually comment on blogs as "Bq".

deviousdiva said...

Congratulations!

It's a buzz though isn't it?

Lisa Harney said...

I think I ended up here via brownfemipower, and some of the silliness kept me around.

Also, your grammar is fine!

Lisa Harney said...

Also, the other reason I stayed was your empathy - and I don't mean that in the sugardpeas "empathy is when you don't understand what you're talking about, but feel bad for the other person" sense, but in the sense that you speak up when you see injustice, and you understand how one kind of injustice is similar to another kind.

bint alshamsa said...

Anonymous,

thanks for de-lurking! It's nice to see who is nice enough to stop by and read what I write about.

That poem was the first time I'd ever allowed myself to creatively express my feelings about my cancer. It was such a release for me. Then to hear that others thought it was meaningful just did something for me that I don't know how to explain. Thank you so-oo-oo much for mentioning it and letting me know you had read it.

Feel free to de-lurk anytime!!

bint alshamsa said...

DeviousDiva,

Yeah, it's pretty dern neat!!

bint alshamsa said...

Lisa Harney,

your comments brighten my day. I wish I could say that I was doing something really special by speaking up when I see injustice. The truth is, it's a lot easier for me to do so because my cancer allows me the freedom to just say "to hell with holding back!" I feel like time is so precious and if I don't speak up when I have the chance, I might not have another opportunity to do so.

Lisa Harney said...

What you choose to speak up about is important. It's the same reason I read bfp and belledame and others - because what each of you says is important.

I don't think that choosing to say these things because of your cancer lessens the impact of you saying these things. I don't just mean arguing against transphobia and transmisogyny on that forum, because the trans issues certainly are my issues. I mean how you do it has influenced how I approach ableism and racism as well.

I wish I hadn't stopped reading said forum, by the way. I ran into a problem in that some women were trying to get me to negotiate away my identity one piece at a time, and buy into discussion trans issues on their terms, not mine. I had to step away to shed that, because it was getting under my skin. I'll be back.

AppleGuy said...

well, don't say that your grammar is bad. I just check your blog and find that your story really make interested. Seem like you have an energetic power to make a story. Congrats on your stats and keep going. Btw please come to read my blog to will you. It's a honor to me. hehehe.

Sassywho said...

bint, you are fascinating writer and person, so i'm not surprised!

Another Conflict Theorist said...

Peace Bint,

Congrats on the numbers. Talent will out, as they say.

BTW, you're looking a little mean in that new pic. What's up?

bint alshamsa said...

Another Conflict Theorist,

yeah, I know! That picture does look a little mean, now that you mention it. I just got tired of seeing the permed-hair version of me on my profile picture. VanGoghGirl was practicing her photography skills with this one. She told me that smiling pictures aren't very provocative, so she posed me and told me not to make "that goofy smile" in her picture. How about that? A kid telling ME about what's provocative! I swear, this girl is getting too smart for her own good.

bint alshamsa said...

Lisa,

do you have any plans to start a blog? I would love to read more from you!

Lisa Harney said...

It's funny you should ask that today.

The "About" link explains everything.

Natalia said...

[de-lurk] Mwa ha ha! We is watching! And reading! And enjoying! [/de-lurk]

Andrew said...

I've been coming here for a while and have commented a few times. You're awesome, Bint!! I love reading you and I wish you'd post more :-)

misscripchick said...

it's cause you're linked EVERYWHERE. bint is taking over the internet.

we love you :)