Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Not Guilty!

I just recently read this at evangelical outpost. I clearly saw the temptation to try and go for greatness by linking to bigger blogs so that they will then link to you and make you a bit more famous. I can honestly say that I am not guilty of this. Well, I sort of am now since I just linked to that post, but my motivation was pure.

Anyway, I am innocent not because I haven't thought of this already. The reason I am innocent is because I only figured out how to make links today. Right now, in fact. If you are able to click a link in this post, then I have been successful. I have taken a giant leap in the world of blog by figuring out how to link stuff. Actually, I didn't figure it out. As usual, I owe everything to Waterfall at asortofnotebook. She started me on this blog addiction that consumes so much of my time now, and she is my mentor in all things bloggish. It is only fitting that she should be among the first of my links!

Also, I'm not guilty of counting the number of hits I'm getting at my blog either. I don't have a counter, and I don't know how to get one. After reading the article at EO, I think I'll keep it that way. I measuer success by how many comments I get, which I check obsessively and compulsively all day long.:)

P.S. I was seriously tempted to add a link here to Pyromaniac's site just to see if I'd get blogspotted. But, I decided not to. I don't think that I could take that kind of publicity yet.

5 comments:

JD Thorne said...

I'm a newcomer to the blog phenomenon. Your's and another friend's are the only ones I've read. I can't figure out the addiction, but at least once a week I check them. Why is that? Are these things laced with heroine? Soon I may investigate how to actually do one for myself!

Sojourner said...

And so it begins...

Lynn said...

Actually, a counter is sort of fun. None of them are very accurate but the best thing about them is that they let you see who's linking to you and where your visitors are coming from. Most people don't comment. If you're interested, you can get a counter at sitemeter.com It's just a bit of code you copy and paste into your template.

Sojourner said...

Okay, you've convinced me. I'm getting one. (See how easy that was?)

Julana said...

For me, it was the counter that was the most addictive. I had to take it off for a few weeks, to break that.
I think that Evangelical Outpost guy will get you more attention than Pyromaniac. :-)
I saw Belazaire the Cajun. That was a good movie.