Saturday, September 1, 2007

Worlwide Attention... flattering, although I won't let it go to my head. It is also kind of interesting. I use the services of Site Meter (for free too), and the hand site metering service they provide allows me to review how many hits my site gets each day, the location they come from, the time they hit, the duration of a visit to my site, the entry page, the exit page, the referring page if any and so forth. A neat thing is that you can view the hits to your site, up to the last 100 of them anyway(more if you pay for the service, but I am tight). This includes being able to view the site hits by world map. The location of the viewer comes up as a dot on a map of the world, and if you run your cursor over the dot, the location is spelled out for you in a pop-up. of course you can also see the locations from whence someone pulled up your site on their PC in written form under the 'by details' or 'by location' options. I like the map thingy.

Over the past two days, I got over 80 hits yesterday (a great day for my blog) I have had virtual visitors from: Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, India, Italy, Puerto Rico (yes I realize it is part of the USA). I also had virtual visitors from 27 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico , New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. From a few days before, I remember someone from Alaska stopping by. Yes the Internet, and its ability to allow folks from all over the world to blog, communicate, share ideas, go explore in virtual space, expand their horizons, is an amazing thing.

All the best,
Glenn B

One of the Most Sensible Things I Have Read About Welfare in Some Time:

"So if I have to take a drug test to make money and pay taxes, why shouldn't those freeloaders have to take a drug test in order to take my tax dollars?"

If you want to read the rest of it, go to Four Right Wing Wackos and read the post OK, one more, from August 30, 2007.

All the best,
Glenn B

Bloggers I Read Each and Every Day...

...are listed over on the right, among the other bloggers to whom I link; but they are a bit special if only to me, and I read them on a daily basis. I just figured I would share with you those I read (or at least those whose sites I check) that often. No offense to those whose blogs I do not read daily, maybe you don't blog as often as these other guys. Rest assured, I read most of those others at least every third day, and I find all of them interesting enough to provide a link to their sites. Well, here goes with the list of those I read on a daily basis:

Ace Of Spades HQ
The Anarchangel
Cap'n Bob & The Damsel
Four Right Wing Wackos
Greybeard's Gripes
Grouchy Old Cripple
The Jungle Hut
My Wonderful Life (Mighty Mom)
Pen Of Jen
Random Nuclear Strikes
Rightwing Nuthouse
The Smallest Minority
Straight White Guy
Target Rich Environment

Stop by their sites, enjoy.

All the best,
Glenn B