Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Is This Good?

Disclaimer: I find the whole sitemeter/hit count thing to be the blogger's version of navel-gazing, so I try not to get all bent out of shape over it one way or another. With that in mind, I apologize for this post.

I started this blog on August 25th of this year. I can't remember exactly when I added the sitemeter to it, but it wasn't right away; perhaps early in September, or about 2 1/2 months ago.

As of today I'm at 5000 hits.

Is that good?


At Mon Nov 13, 07:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm jealous. ;o)

At Mon Nov 13, 09:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh-thanks for the info on Pertussis swabs. I am a family practice PA taking a year off but don't want to get "out of practice". I totally agree with your comments and have had many annoying interactions in the past 20+ years, but of course the good stuff is what keeps us all coming back for more every day. Please keep it coming!

At Mon Nov 13, 10:48:00 PM, Blogger Dr. A said...

I don't know if this is good or bad, but here are my stats.

At Tue Nov 14, 12:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey doc.
Blogs traffic is like farming, not hunting.

When I started Medical Spas Online I had around 1000 'hits' my first month. A year later, that number is around 80,000 with 6000 'unique' visitors. (Hits = pages loaded. Vistors = unique individuals) As you blog more, you just pick up this sort of info.

Keep posting. Growth comes as a j curve not a line. It's the archives stupid. Every post means that you're implementing the power of compounding interest.

At Tue Nov 14, 06:52:00 AM, Blogger #1 Dinosaur said...

Good to know, Jeff. Thanks.

At Tue Nov 14, 03:29:00 PM, Blogger Pieces of Mind said...

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it? :)

Seriously, I think most of us would like to believe that someone out there is reading our random scribblings. Otherwise what would be the point of having a blog?

I don't have a sitemeter nor do I want one at this point. I think it would make me too discouraged. At the same time, it's important not to see it as a popularity contest or a referendum on the quality of the blog. Most blogs (hopefully) find the right audience to sustain them.

FWIW I visit your blog every day, even though I don't always leave a comment. I think you should feel good about reaching the 5,000 mark. Way to go!

At Tue Nov 14, 05:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 5,000 Dear Dinosaur. I thought of you, and one of my other favorites today; a famous author came to speak, camera crews rolling. Someday, perhaps you will be to busy book signing to worry about LLMD's.:0

At Wed Nov 15, 08:27:00 AM, Blogger MedStudentGod (MSG) said...

I think so. I haven't made it to 4,000 yet and have had a sitemeter for about a year.

At Wed Nov 15, 06:18:00 PM, Blogger Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

Quite good, I think. I'm at nearly 60,000 since Aug. '05, but didn't have a counter from the time I started the blog.

I's fascinated by the entries--how I'm found, what the search was, etc. not so much the numbers though.


At Thu Nov 16, 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Sara said...

I think that's great. I'm just over 1000 or so, and I've been going a lot longer. But I have kept it marked as private to Blogger and search engines because I'm semi-afraid of getting caught by someone at the med school. So mostly it's people I know, and a few who find it off another blog that mentions it or where I left a comment. But now that you drop a number like that, I might have to put mine public!


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