300,000 is the number staring back at me from sitemeter, and I thought it would be a good time to say thank you for your reading and support. I’m pretty happy with the 400-500 visitors I get most days; I’ll be really happy when that number is 10,000 a day.
This isn’t greed on my part. This is required in order to have a sizeable audience of serious readers versus people who are on the site for a second and go away promptly. Traffic overwhelmingly favors more recent entries, and I can’t say that’s the most encouraging thing. It means relentless self-promotion of past writings is a must.
Because of your efforts, I know traffic is going to increase markedly soon, and I want to have even better content ready for when that happens. I’m going to try to post more often the next few weeks and get a bit more attention for some older posts. The blog has 1,100 entries at this point: you’d be amazed how little attention some of the best ones get.
A few entries that don’t get nearly enough attention:
- W.H. Auden, “Are You There?”
- William Blake, “The Tyger”
- Charles Baudelaire, “La Pipe”
- Emily Dickinson, “I fear a Man of frugal Speech”
- Hopkins, “As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame…”
- Xenophon’s Depiction of Charmides (Memorabilia III.7)
- On Aristotlean Natural Right
Thanks again everyone. I should have new content up soon, and hopefully it’ll be interesting to all of you.