Quick Note For Posterity

As of about an hour ago, November 2011 is Whatever’s most-visited month ever, beating out February 2010 (which had the Great Amazon/Macmillan Fracas in it). w00t! Nice to know in these crazy, Twitter and Facebook-laden days, that people are still visiting good, old-fashioned blogs. Even when they don’t regularly feature wanton, egregious nudity! So, thanks, folks.

To show my appreciation, as is the custom of teh Intarweebs, here’s a picture of a cat.

You’re welcome.

27 Comments on “Quick Note For Posterity”

  1. The thought of “egregious nudity” on this site makes me shudder! John, we like you, but PLEASE…keep your clothes on!

  2. I suspect this has a lot to do with the Advent Calendar, which was a fantastic idea and a joy to read every day!

  3. Congratulations! And that’s a great picture of Her Loveliness.

    BUT the “posterity” in the headline, followed by a moody, shadowed picture of Ghlaghee — well, if that gave me momentary pause, can you imagine what that did to Chang Who Is Not Chang? Does he have a defibrillator?

  4. Like Galena, I think the Advent Calendar probably played a big role in the high traffic. It really was a great series.

    Out of curiosity, does Whatever’s traffic follow a generally upward trend? I would expect that to be the case since new people must discover it all the time and a certain percentage must become regulars.

  5. While the Thanksgiving Advent Calendar helped a bit, the big posts for the month were the Omelas State University piece, the piece on Klout and the memorial thread for Anne Caffrey.

    Dave Branson:

    Yes, the site shows an upward trend over time, although how much varies from year to year.

    D.Paul Angel:

    I’ve noticed the spike. Thanks.

  6. I appreciate and respect your writings and your work with the sfwa, but please, please, PLEASE don’t start posting nude pictures of yourself. Thank you.

  7. Definitely worth boosting your visitor count. The Internet was made for pictures of cats, after all, and this one is a doozie.

    We do, however, need a way of subtracting visitor ounts for wanton, egregious human nudity. Or for clothed cats. Both are unacceptable. Except for bacon in strategic locations.

  8. Rasputin42: All cats want to eat your face. All of them. Without exception. Some are better at disguising this desire than others. John just caught Lady Gh. in an unguarded moment.

  9. It’s good to see Lady Gh taking time out from her busy schedule to ensure that we humans keep on being domesticated…

  10. Even when they don’t regularly feature wanton, egregious nudity!

    I’m not sure what to make of the implied possibility of non-wanton, non-egregious nudity.

  11. Woot indeed.
    It may be time for a piece on traffic. I kinda remember reading a daily traffic number but have little confidence in it.

  12. @gelena -I suspect this has a lot to do with the Advent Calendar, which was a fantastic idea and a joy to read every day!

    This this and more this.

    That cat is rolling its eyes at you.

  13. Peter Cibulskis: Dunno if she’s actively rolling her eyes, so much as expressing “Dude. I’m bored. I think I’m gonna have to shed on something soon to break the monotony. And not just normal shedding, oh no. Vast, copious amounts of my lovely long hair! That is all. Move along. Thank you.”

    That’s what I got from that look, anyway.


  14. O Great Scalzi, what an excellent picture of Her Most Glorious Shimmering Radiant Perfection.

    About time. This may be the longest drought of Magnificent She we have ever suffered. If the Executive Committee ever concludes this was due to malice rather than sheer incompetence, we shall have to take severe action.

    Luckily for you, your prior history and Her Weary Expression argue strongly for the incompetence position.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  15. I only discovered your old-fashioned blog this year. There’s a lot of territory to be lost in out there in the wilds of the interwebs. And while I don’t usually return much to most blogs yours has remained thoughtful, entertaining and remarkably lacking in gratuitous nudity. And ya got a lotta cute family & pets.

  16. I find that cat potentially both wantonly and egregiously nude! I’m only here for the cat nudity, folks.

  17. Hey John –

    In your comment above you list memorial thread for Anne Caffrey, shouldn’t there be a “Mc” in there?

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