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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I really need to check my stats more often

Anyone who has a blog/journal and claims he/she doesn't take an occasional peek to see who's visiting or where the traffic is coming from is a big fat 'liar, liar pants on fire'.   

We all do it, so let's just stop pretending, mmkay?

With that said, I really, honestly have been so busy lately with, well, life that I haven't paid much attention to who's visiting treppenwitz and how they got here.

Really... scout's honor!

Imagine my surprise then, when I looked at my referrer logs today and saw a small blogolanche of traffic.  I immediately assumed it was coming from the Jerusalem Post which has been serializing treppenwitz over on their site

But no... instead it was coming from the Pajamas Media site... specifically from their Best of the Blogs page!

[does really embarrassing wobbly-kneed touchdown dance around the office chair]

OK, I'm back now.

You'll have to forgive me, but I'm going to be insufferably full of myself for a couple of days.

Seriously though... go check out the Pajamas Media site.  It's a really neat mix of wide-ranging sources / topics in a clean, intuitive format.  The best part is that PM is run by some of the best and brightest slackers ever to throw a PowerPoint business plan in front of a venture capitalist.

I'm just glad they didn't realize that I would have gladly paid cash money for even a passing mention on their site!

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Posted by David Bogner on December 27, 2005 | Permalink

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Are you being...uh....ironic??

Posted by: mademoiselle a. | Dec 27, 2005 7:37:37 PM

"You'll have to forgive me, but I'm going to be insufferably full of myself for a couple of days...."

(casts eyes demurely to the ground while intoning, mah ni'shatana halayla hazeh?)

Posted by: zahava | Dec 27, 2005 8:32:49 PM

mademoiselle a. ... uh, no. I was being, um, full of myself. :-)

Zahava... One of these days, Alice...

Posted by: treppenwitz | Dec 27, 2005 9:15:41 PM

Stat-checking usually leads to major time-wasting for me, so I try not to do it much, but glad your checking led you to an unexpected pat on the back...

Posted by: mcaryeh | Dec 27, 2005 10:22:39 PM

Hmm, I'll definitely have to check out their site now! : )

Posted by: Irina | Dec 28, 2005 2:23:12 AM

Look at you getting all famous! I do like the look of the Pajamas Media website. They've mastered the elusive three-column layout. I've been trying and trying to get that to work on Blogger with no success. Must break the code, learn secrets of the masters....

Posted by: mirty | Dec 28, 2005 4:15:29 AM

And to think that I could I say I knew him when. Ok, I can't really say that either. So I'll settle for I think that 20 years ago I might have purchased a few slices of pizza from this guy in Israel who is a part time blogger.

You know, this sounds like it has the makings of a good post. Maybe I'll try writing it.

Posted by: Jack | Dec 28, 2005 7:43:15 AM

Okay, I confess I don't quite get this...help!

So they "ripped" one of your posts, the one about LOOF, and published, credits included, it to their aggregator-blogroll-article-site (I still have difficulties to tag them properly). Without asking you beforehand? After all, aren't you publishing under a CC? And just because they are said to "have a name" this is ok with you?
They are a commercial site, aren't they? And they're using this post on a commercial site...

I am just curious, as I am learning about what their business is all about and what they want to achieve in blogworld. So, is
it considered to be a compliment to be included somewhere on their site?

Posted by: Account Deleted | Dec 28, 2005 2:51:40 PM

Mcaryeh... I usually just check once every couple of days, but with Hanukkah I haven't had a chance.

Irina... Beware, you will find some new reads very quickly, so if you are short on time as it is... maybe not such a good idea. :-)

Mirty... Don't worry, I'll still hang around with the 'little people'. ;-)

Jack... Hmmm, another Ritchie's reference. Maybe I'll have to tell that story some time soon.

Mademoiselle a. ... It's called excerpting, and it is done with full attribution and a link. This kind of thing is done by reviewers and columnists in the mainstream media all the time. They don't use the whole post, just enough to get the readers interested. I have no problem with the way they handle things... and if I get some new readers out of the deal it will be even better.

Posted by: treppenwitz | Dec 28, 2005 3:08:58 PM

Thanks for enlightening me on that one -- I didn't notice they were just excerpting...which probably outs me as a bad reader. So they are something like a gettinggoodstufftogether pool, right. That's interesting. I have to find out how they're making money with it.

Posted by: Account Deleted | Dec 28, 2005 6:10:51 PM

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