Monday, March 19, 2012

The new page view widget

It has come to my attention that various um, "non-fans" of the blog have been claiming that my readership can't be what I say it is - i.e., between 800-1000 viewers on days I post, and roughly half that on days I don't. So I thought I'd post the Blogger page views widget over on the right, just to shut down debate. (Sorry there's not a daily version, but I think you can do the math.) Of course it's still not a huge audience - but it's one of the larger high culture blog readerships around, I think - particularly for blogs by a single writer, with a single point of view; I recall that when the Globe's "Exhibitionist" blog was still active, Geoff Edgers noted that he only got about 500 hits for a local story, and I'm doing about twice that. At any rate, we're hoping the audience continues to grow, so please - keep reading!

4 comments:

  1. Just a quick addition to the numbers at the right. I read this blog via RSS in Google Reader, and I'm likely not counted as a visitor here on most days. I see that there are 149 total (GReader) subscribers, who conceivably look at every article as I do.

    BTW - Thanks for providing this resource. Even without understanding much about the Boston "high culture" community when I first came across your blog, I immediately recognized the resource, and have truly enjoyed getting to know the scene as I read along.

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  2. Thanks for the note, Dave, and thanks for reading. Yeah, I think I knew that the Google Reader subscribers weren't being counted - so maybe the audience is actually a little larger than it looks. (Not that size matters! Oh, dear, I'm getting a naughty idea for a graphic to go with that widget.)

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  3. Another loyal reader via Google Reader via Feedly --- I read every theatre post, not all the concert posts - yet rarely visit this site.

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  4. I definitely agree for that, sometimes google visitors and readers doesn't counted by some widget counter.

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