referrer surfing

Does anyone else besides me go referrer surfing? Since I’m internally vain about some of the things I do (I got excited last week because I got my first credits in not one but two video games — yay!), I set up analog for the system that hosts my blog (as well as moonpuddle’s and syndromes’) and have been running the report once every 6 hours or so.

The only reason I bring this bit of vanity up is because of the tiny emotional roller coaster I went on when I saw www.technorati.com in the referrer logs, and thought “whoa cool, someone I don’t know linked to me!” It turns out that it’s just a blog search engine type thing that spidered the site earlier, probably from one of the other blog indexes I ping when I post; so I was a bit disappointed.

I would like to thank Moonpuddle and Syndromes, both of whom I know, for plugging me on their blogs, however. }:>

(Note that when I go off on vanity tangents like this I’m not expecting or asking anything of anyone; just commenting on my thought processes and how easily I can be amused. All part of trying to figure out how I work.)

(That brings up another point; how easily stuff written down in snippets like this can be taken the wrong way. Some people think that I’m an arrogant prick based on some of the stuff they’ve seen me write; I like to think that I’m not, though, and that they’ve just misinterpreted me. But that’s something for another post, perhaps.)

(I’m done now, I promise.)

5 thoughts on “referrer surfing”

  1. Actually, when I first really got to know you the whole you’re an “arrogant prick” thing amused me. There are times that you need to stick to your guns and drive a point home — and you do it. The rest of the time you’re probably the most open, honest, calm and anti-conflict type of person I know [except when the times call for you to have an opinion, in which case it's always well thought out and required a reaction]. Congrats on the new journal and outlet – I look forward to adding it to my regular readings :)

  2. uhh. arrogant prick. no. :)

    i do know what you mean about snippets of one’s thoughts being misconstrued. whenever i post something unhappy or insecure, there’s always a friendly barrage of encouraging, flattering comments. which wasn’t what i was after — i was just posting my thought process at the time. i hate to think i come off as fishing for reassurance on posts like those. but to a random blog-surfer, i probably do.

  3. Hi.

    I’ll see your easily amused and raise you happy and contented. Joy can come from many fronts and your post is joyful. Congrats on the entry and the credits.

  4. Thanks for thinking I’m not arrogant, all — it’s definitely something I’m making a conscious effort not to be. }:>

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