The Power of the Geek


Yesterday I posted a review of Wil Wheaton’s book Just a Geek.  I really enjoyed the book and had fun describing why.  I get a kick out of writing reviews.  I had a couple of bone-head errors (which have since been rectified), but I was (and am) satisfied with the results.

Apparently Mr. Wheaton saw the review and tweeted about it, providing a link.  Naturally, my geek-o-meter started heading into the red.

I am also fairly obsessive about logging in and checking my blog stats.  Using my non-scientific eyeball method, I’d say that on a day in which I post new content, I average between 5-10 hits.  Visits will drop off dramatically after that unless I post new content.  My stat chart usually looks like a lot of upside down “V”s.

When I posted a review of the latest Black Gate Magazine, my hits increased to around 34 or so for a day or two until settling down once again.  This sharp uptick made me ecstatic (and still does!).  People I don’t know are reading my posts!  Huzzah!

Yesterday evening, after posting my Geek review, I received SIX-HUNDRED-AND-TWENTY-ONE hits (that’s 621 for those that flinched for my yelling).  Holy schnikes!  As of this morning I have received over 400 more.  Naturally, my geek-o-meter may now be in need of an upgrade. 

So, if you are a new visitor, welcome!  Prop up your feet and feel free to stay awhile.  Make comments.  Bookmark me, feed me, use me as you will.  Get distracted!

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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2 Responses to The Power of the Geek

  1. Shedrick says:

    Wow…I’ve made it to #53 on WordPress’ top blogs today. Madness!

  2. Shedrick says:

    Well, yesterday we got 760 more visits and made it up to #41 on the Top Blog list. The traffic has made it up to only 7 today so my “15 minutes of blog fame” has probably flamed out. It was fun while it lasted. Hopefully at least a few people who visited for the “Geek” review will stick around. I guess that depends if I can keep providing content people want to read. Thanks everybody for stopping by!

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