Peter is using Statcounter to monitor traffic on the Human Computing website. This impressive (and free!) tool not only tells you how many people are visiting your site every day, but also where they’re coming from, and how long they stay. He was having so much fun with it, that I decided to put it on my old Daft Musings page. Unfortunately, when I installed I discovered how very few people were actually visiting my site, and that there really wasn’t a residual interest in articles I’d thought were so fabulous like “The 10 Types of People You Meet at Rock Concerts” and “French Wine.”
Meanwhile, Keith Stattenfield (a man of many talents including being host and writer for the TV show Keith Explains!) had offered to set up a “real” blog for me, the kind you just randomly post stuff too instead of thinking of a topic you want to write a clever little filler-type article about. In a way, it’s freeing: if less people are reading the site, who cares whether I’m a little more off the cuff than I would be writing formally. So for those of you tuning in, I hope you like it and find it compelling enough to read it regularly.