Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I keep at least one beady eye more or less permanently fixed on my sitemeter. In fact, I've recently upgraded it so I now tells me what you're wearing. Scamp's puff in December obviously gave me a major spike in readership, which for the two days I was on his front page peaked at 250 readers a day. Surprisingly, some might say, not all those people added me immediately to their RSS feeds. In the intervening period I expect the heady mix of prejudice, pretentiousness and pessimism may have put some people off - but I've noticed a new trend in referrals, and reckon I now have a core readership of about 60 people who come regular like, referring from their feedburners or bookmarks. This readership is mainly drawn from London agencies, including, in no order at all: W+K, BBH, Fallon, DDB, Publicis, JWT, VCCP, O&M, Iris, McCann's and Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw. Hello there.
Overseas readers hail from Australia, Spain, India, South Africa and Germany. In fact I get loads of referrals from someone called Textergesucht in Germany. Sorry about the Nazi thing - but I suspect working for Leagas Delaney you can't afford to be that offended by them.
I also have one Romanian reader, it can't be...could it...?
My sitemeter also tells me exactly what people have searched for to get here. One search this morning from Brighton was for "trevor beattie wanker" - I hope you found what you were after. Another unusually frequent search, frequent enough to form its own percentile on my referral readout, seems to be "nick tasker advertising", which pulls the first post I ever wrote, about his Westfield advert. I assume this must be his Mum, I mean, no-one would Google themselves 09.35 on a Monday morning would they?
Not many people comment, and those that do often have their own blogs - and have found their own online voice, you might say, if you were a cunt. Scamp, ITIABTWC and Dave Trott all like to get their oar in, although I haven't seen Dave round here since I published his post the other day. Please do comment, most visitors read them and it makes it all seem less pointless than it, no doubt, is.
Keep reading 'cause I have big plans afoot. Including, hopefully, my article for Which Speculum? (though I haven't heard a peep from them since last year) and more from Brother Stevie and Brother Alex. If you'd like to get involved, and you know Flash, and don't mind taking orders, please get in touch on the electronical mail.
Sorry if this is all terribly boring for you, it's a feature of my autism you see.