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Well that was interesting. A few random thoughts about yesterdays… um… experiment. Yes, let’s call it that. Makes it sound a little more like I planned it rather than just fell prey to the insatiable “muse of frequent blogging” (she’s beginning to get on my nerves mind you, I much prefer the caring caress of her sister the “muse of quality over quantity”).

Do you ever sometimes think you should just delete a sentence or, and this is purely for example, the previous set of parenthesis? I digress (quite often).

So many of you were kind enough to take the time to comment yesterday I thought I’d better make some effort to respond. As I said it was purely a post born through time constraints but my, aren’t we an eager lot when asked a simple question!

It seems that, in no particular order:

  • Some people come here mainly because of the content
  • Some people come here through habit
  • Some people feel they “just should” come here
  • Some people enjoy the content but don’t enjoy the diary type stuff
  • Some people take solace that other people think the same way they do
  • Some people prefer the Overflow (miniblog)
  • Some people like that I make them think

All fairly common reasons for visiting any blog I reckon, but it’s good to have a little bit of proof sometimes, no?

As to whether I care about WHY people visit, rather than just that they visit at all, I’ll turn all that stat watching on it’s head and claim that I enjoy writing, I enjoy the discussion, I enjoy the people (that’s you lot).

It does tell me that no-one comes here specifically for the photos and, judging from the tone of most comments and the fact that most people have been visiting for a while, that the archives aren’t hugely important to the large majority (I’m extrapolating slightly though, feel free to contradict me). Neither section is going away mind you as *I* enjoy them.

The real surprise? No-one commented on the fact that the order of the comments box had changed (this is why).

Next question: How often do you visit without leaving a comment?

And yes, I’m aware that some of you wisecrackin’, smartarsin’ jokesters will bend this question to your own nefarious needs, but do try and fight the temptation, for a change… 😉