Ten Faaasand Of ‘Em

A vague and probably somewhat uninteresting milestone: over the weekend this blog passed the 10,000 hit mark. I don’t have a hit counter, just the excellent WordPress Blog Stats plugin, so I don’t know who that landmark visitor was and nor will they.

By the standards of a great many blogs I suppose 10,000 hits is not too significant, but for a writer of niche fiction and reviewer of niche things (excluding those somewhat mainstream videogames) it’s something to be proud of.

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, and especially to everyone who has ever taken the time to comment. You’re all very valued and you make doing this worthwhile.

4 Responses to “Ten Faaasand Of ‘Em”
  1. Jonathan M says:

    10,000 hits is perfectly respectable. I think it’ll be years before Ruthless Culture gets anywhere near that.

    SF Diplomat has like 160,000 and is still pulling in 100 hits a day but that took like 4 years of almost constant paddy throwing. The worst thing one can do is try and chase hits, that way lies misery, despair and insanity.

  2. Ben says:

    Very true, just look at Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Sorry.. not sure where that came from.

    Congratulations on the 10k. I’m sure you’re not chasing hits or even judging the blog by them, but it’s nice to know people are reading what you eject into the ether.

    I was going to make a Michael Caine quote regarding Zulu’s.. but turns out it wasn’t him.

  3. Shaun CG says:

    Jonathan: I’ve certainly little interest in chasing hits for the sake of hits, but it would be nice to have more people reading what I’m already writing. But that’s still a path of endless escalation, I suppose – best to not think about it and just let it happen.

    Ben: I had to google the SAW reference. I’m not sure if that’s me showing my ignorance or you showing your age. ;)

    Got it in one as regards my motives, chap. I did notice I was going to hit 10k soon last week, but didn’t realise I’d passed it until last night, so I’m evidently not watching too closely.

    I had no idea that quote wasn’t a Caineism! I’ve never seen the film it’s from, but I’ve heard it said in Caine’s voice since I was a kid. I blame the educational system.

  4. @Ben – amusingly, if randomly, my brother currently works for Stock. ^_^