I don’t keep blog stats. I’m sure it would be no thing to install sitemeter but then I’d have Feral Mom’s problem with it (scroll down to #10). The less I know about my readership, the better.
But I do get questions. Last night at dinner a friend asked me how many people read my blog. I honestly have no idea. It’s hard to tell. What with rss and all that these days. I have on more than a few occasions met people who knew me by my blog first.
Textpattern provides a rudimentary tool for logging visits to the site, and so in the spirit of Steven Rubio’s series of posts about the subject, here are a list of topics that have brought people to sterneworks.org in the last few days (this is the main site, not the blog, as far as I can tell):
“jonathan sterne” (more than once–I’m famous on the internets!)
“the problem of two bodies”
“alexander graham bell” (image search)
“what kills inspiration?”
“mock job application”
“job offer response timeline”
“NCA job list”
“list of synth rock bands”
and here I give up but the list goes one for days and day. I also note some referring links to the professionalization section of sterneworks from other academic institutions. That’s cool.
Happily, now that superbon.net is its own entity, I do not have any statistics for what brings people here.