“I recollect nothing that passed this day, except Johnson’s quickness, who, when Dr. Beattie observed, as something remarkable which had happened to him, that he had chanced to see both No. 1, and No. 1000, of the hackney-coaches, the first and the last; ‘Why, Sir, (said Johnson,) there is an equal chance for one’s seeing those two numbers as any other two.’” From Boswell’s Life of Johnson
Not a particularly relevant quote but I’ve been waiting to use it for a long time. Humour me. Yesterday I had the 50,000th visitor to my blog since, just over two years ago, Locotes very decently explained to me how to install the site meter thingy. If memory serves me, he entitled his mail “Advice for a raving egomaniac”.
No smirking please, 50,000 may not be a lot of visitors for some of you lot but I am delighted with myself. It confirms my growing suspicion that not absolutely everyone reading my blog has been forced to do so by me. I have a wide circle of acquaintance and many relations but I think 50,000, even allowing for repeat visits (and, obviously, my constant checking for comments), covers more than those. Of course, there are all the people who are looking for waffles who end up here. Sorry about that people. I imagine that the person from Tokyo looking for baby Dior probably didn’t stay long either. A lot of people looking for information on “suicidal bunnies” seem to be directed here. If you’re here for suicidal bunnies, I appreciate your difficulty, I couldn’t find anything on Amazon either. I suggest you may wish to email Hodder and complain. Or you could stay here. It’s delightful, 50,000 visitors can’t be wrong.
While we’re looking at user stats, can I say what a kick I get out of the world map that the site meter people give you and I see little dots all over the globe reading my blog (or looking for waffle recipes, as appropriate)? I love the fact that someone from Anchorage used to regularly read this blog. Please come back lurker from Anchorage, and don’t be unnerved that I know you are there, this is all my visit counter tells me; I cannot track you down and send you scary things in the post
So thank you gentle readers, for reading, it is great to know you are out there. And thank you kind commenters for commenting, it is lovely to get comments. Any of the rest of you like to delurk? I’d like that and, as you know, I presume, it’s all about me, me, me the raving egomaniac.