Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ping Day

As some of you know, I've never had a traffic counter or any sort of stealth software on PBW to see who stops in. Well, except for that one time when . . . never mind. Anyway, I think having to know who is reading your blog is the first step toward acquiring that lovely neurotic "What did s/he say about me/my blog/my work?" paranoia writers sometimes get from worrying too much about other people's opinions. I don't write by committee, I don't blog by committee.

Certain powers that be, however, would like to know how many people stop in here in one 24-hour period. They don't like the "Search me" answer I always give, so I've agreed to ask my visitors to ping the blog while they're here. If you don't mind being counted, please leave a ping, your handle, or a Hi in comments to this post (if you're one of my anons, the anonymous comment option has been turned back on for today only.)

Thanks for helping out on this.

Added: I'm closing comments now so the post represents a 24-hour total. Thanks to everyone who pinged. :)

258 comments:

  1. Ping! (Just to see if it works)

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  2. *Waves wildly* I'm here!

    Suelder

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  3. Anonymous7:28 AM

    *raises hand to be counted*

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  4. Kerry Allen7:28 AM

    Pingity pingity.

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  5. "We are here, we are here, we are here!"

    :)

    Lisa

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  6. Present and accounted for.

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  7. Pang, pang, pong.
    I stop by every day.

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  8. paperwaster8:01 AM

    This blog is on my favorites list and I stop by at least once a day to take advantage of your sage advice.

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  9. Ping! I read the feed daily.

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  10. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Ping, pang, pung

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  11. I am soooo here. For more than a year now.

    (Only Swede?)

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  12. Hey...I normally stop by daily. Things have been a little too hectic to post here.

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  13. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Padda ping! I read at least 3-4 times/wk. Thanks for all you do here.

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  14. I'm a regular 'lurker'. You're on my 'daily, list. ;-)

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  15. I have your blog on RSS Feed, so I'm not sure if it would ever have counted on a site meter.

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  16. Ping! You are on my daily check list :)

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  17. PING!

    I read you on RSS.

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  18. Anonymous8:34 AM

    ping

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  19. I'm here everyday, too! Sometimes multiple times!

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  20. Tammy8:49 AM

    Ping

    Another daily reader

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  21. Anonymous8:54 AM

    I read through the RSS feed...

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  22. I read since about a month ago. I've added your blog to the "writer's section" in my Blogline-feed.

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  23. Nicole9:05 AM

    Present - pretty much any day you haven't announced a blogging vacation and we can expect new content.

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  24. Ping! Another one via bloglines.

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  25. I"m here! I'm reading! I use a feed reader for your blog, though.

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  26. Anonymous9:19 AM

    you're part of my daily routine, PBW, I've just been too lazy to get a blog address to comment lately, so yaho for anonymous.
    Martie

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  27. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Just a daily blog-stalker. Here every day.

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  28. Elizatru9:23 AM

    Hello,

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  29. Anonymous9:27 AM

    I get your feed on Google reader, it's not often I visit your blog. But as a regular reader, I do get to ping anyway, right?

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  30. Oooh, pinch & run day!

    (I'm not anonymous, I just haven't found the sticky note bearing my old blogger password yet.)

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  31. Hi! I lurk mostly....but ceck in almost daily!

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  32. Anonymous9:29 AM

    I ping here almost daily.
    Sari

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  33. Anonymous9:33 AM

    I'm here, I'm here! Every day, rain or shine....even when you don't post anything new, I still check around to be sure! Take care!
    Tami

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  34. Here!

    I usually read through the RSS feed, but I hopped over to the blog for this.

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  35. Hi - I'm generally a lurker too but I check daily.

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  36. I read your blog via RSS feed on LiveJournal.

    Thanks for collecting all of those wonderful links to share with us.

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  37. Ping! Your blog is on my daily morning-read list.

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  38. Anonymous9:39 AM

    I read you through RSS on Google Reader, but I follow on a daily basis. I'm a lurker, but that's a commentary on my (lack of) free time, not your efforts. Thanks!

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  39. Another here that reads through an RSS subscription on google reader, but I get all the posts even if I don't log in every day.

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  40. Anonymous9:46 AM

    A lurking ping!

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  41. Hi, I look forward to your comments about how, what and the art of writing everyday. I am a technical writer not a fiction writer but I find the process so interesting. Count me as a daily reader of this blog. I subscribe using Bloglines as my reader.

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  42. I read Monday - Friday as part of my morning ritual at work... in an effort to avoid actual work. :)

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  43. I generally read through RSS unless I drop by to comment. I don't know how you count those of us who read through syndication.

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  44. Count me in - a lurker, mostly read from the RSS feed.

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  45. Anonymous10:00 AM

    'ello. I lurk through RSS.

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  46. I'm a RSS reader too. You post, I read.

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  47. Ping! I read the blog through RSS.

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  48. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Ping! And thanks for the email and blog instructions on how to start a blog. I alsmost did it early just to keep commenting, but then decided, no, I'd just have to read here and keep my mouth shut until I finished this book, which was my agreement with myself. I hope to be setting up a blog at the end of the summer.
    To many times I shuffle that for kids and family. But I'm working on discipline here. ;)
    Anyway, I'm here daily unless I'm w.out the interenet. Temporarily silenced, but here. :)
    JulieB

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  49. Anonymous10:07 AM

    I'm read every post - subscribed using Google Reader. Count me!

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  50. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Hi :-)
    Marian in South Africa

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  51. Anonymous10:09 AM

    You and my morning latte, P. I would not survive the commute without you.

    L.

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  52. A daily reader.
    Also just finished reading "Night Lost" and really enjoyed it.

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  53. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Count one more.

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  54. Anonymous10:16 AM

    I'm another that gets your posts in an RSS reader. It's one of my favorite blogs.

    Oh, yeah. PING!

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  55. Hullo. I subscribe to the feed.

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  56. Pingety ping ping! :)

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  57. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Another RSS reader ping. :)

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  58. Penny Pflager10:23 AM

    ping. I read your blog nearly everyday.

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  59. One ping only. For today, at least :)

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  60. Another lurker. I drop by almost every day too since I discovered your blog a few weeks ago. I've even taken to ploughing through your archives starting back in 2004.

    BTW, what happened to www.darkyn.com? It's mentioned in some of your posts in 2004, and I looked for it but the error message came back that the site did not exist. I just looked for it again and now it goes to a site with links like Vampire Novel, Electronic Book etc. which only go to more links.

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  61. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Ping - I read your blog every day.
    Rhonda

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  62. Ping-a-ling-a-ding-dong Babe! I have you on Bloglines, wouldn't be without you.

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  63. Another ping. I've been a daily lurker for 3 or 4 years. I love your humor and your practical writing advise.

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  64. SandyW10:40 AM

    I’m here pretty much every day. Lots of good stuff I don’t want to miss.

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  65. Hi! Love your blog. I read daily, too.

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  66. Stop in every day.

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  67. Briana N.10:51 AM

    Check in every day!
    (When possible of course)

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  68. Tamith10:51 AM

    Hi. I stop by here every day. Long-time lurker. :)

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  69. Hi,

    I've got you on Google Reader

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  70. Anonymous11:01 AM

    ::waves::
    I visit daily through Bloglines.
    Thanks for all the goodies.
    Lyn Dunagan

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  71. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Ping, another one

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  72. PING! I drop in often! Thank you so much for all your advice and inspiration!

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  73. Daily reader, almost never a commenter. Ping!

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  74. Checking in...

    I too usually read via Bloglines, if the people who are counting want details.

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  75. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Hello

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  76. FYI, I read you every day, but I rarely visit the actual blog. I read in a feed reader, and only pop over if I want to comment. No doubt there are a lot of us like that who wouldn't help with a counter anyway!

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  77. I'm a bean! Count me!

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  78. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Ping!

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  79. I read it every day.

    "I don't write by committee, I don't blog by committee."

    And that is exactly why I like your blog.

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  80. Hi !! I'm a new "lurker/blogger" although I don't really know how to blog really well, but I love that I found your blog site! And I love love love the the excerpts from the books that you give... :)

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  81. Ping'd ya. I read your entries through my Google Reader.

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  82. I recently started reading your blog and now check it daily.

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  83. Yep. Every freakin' day. It's like a sickness.

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  84. Anonymous11:43 AM

    ping

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  85. I read your blog every morning with my morning coffee (as well as some agent/industry blogs). But yours is first, every day. :)

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  86. Ping! I'm another off-site subscriber. My Bloglines would be a lot less fun without you!

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  87. I check your blog everyday via Bloglines. Thanks for all the writing tips, info on freeware and resources, and all around entertaining writing.

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  88. Many of your daily blogs are writer-directed so I don't comment as I have nothing to add as a reader. But I do check here every day via Google.

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  89. you're in my RSS feed Lynn so I read you every day. I'd like to comment more often, but...damn those deadlines. ;-)

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  90. Like Jaci, I have you on my RSS feed. :)

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  91. I read through Google Reader. If it helps, their website shows that you have 289 subscribers....that doesn't count the other feed readers or the folks who hit your site every day!

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  92. tick tock, tick tock.

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  93. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Um...ping.

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  94. *raises hand*

    Here! :)

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  95. One ping only....

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  96. Ping.

    I'm one of those bloggers who doesn't have a stat counter. I really don't care how many people read my blog; I know from the comments there are some and that's enough for me. :)

    I've seen some blogs carter to the masses and deviate from the original concept that made me love the blog and it's a pity when that happens.

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  97. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Present! I subscribe via RSS.

    - Meg

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  98. Hola. I read this blog via google reader.

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  99. Hey there. I'm a google reader girl. :)

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  100. Robin F1:00 PM

    Hi, count me too!

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  101. And so, without much
    Ado, I shall leave a ping-
    Haiku. Good luck Lynn!

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  102. Count me in!

    Always willing to help out a friend.

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  103. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Okay here's my 'ping'. I really enjoy your books. And your blog is in my favorites. I follow the blogs of favorite authors like yourself so I know when the next books in their series come out and put them in my planner so I know when to pre-order. Thank You.

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  104. I'm here! I'm here! :)

    Hugs, Zara

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  105. Anonymous1:13 PM

    You're the only blog I have the nerve to check while at work. Ping!

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  106. Ping! You're in my Google Reader. Sometimes I comment as 'Just Me'. :)

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  107. Pinging from the LJ feed of the blog (http://syndicated.livejournal.com/pbackwriterfeed/ - I normally don't click over to the actual blog unless there's a comment I want to leave, but I do read every post that comes up!

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  108. Ping! Every day.

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  109. peteosborne1:49 PM

    RSS feed. Do you count those, too?

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  110. Doin' the daily check of your blog

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  111. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Ping :) Read from LJ feed as well.

    Leippya

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  112. Anonymous1:53 PM

    "We are here, we are here, we are here."

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  113. ping.

    like some other folks - i follow via a feed so the hit count wouldn't catch me either.

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  114. I'm here multiple times a week.

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  116. Hi!

    FYI, I use Google Analytics on my blog. It's pretty simple, they give you a small bit of code to put in your blogger template. Then you can track visit numbers, etc.

    http://www.google.com/analytics

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  117. Kay Webb Harrison2:06 PM

    I usually stop by at least once each day, but I rarely comment.
    Kay

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  118. I'm new to your blog, but am enjoying it very much and plan to return regularly (I've subscribed with Google Reader).

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  119. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Add another to your count.

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  120. I'll ping...if I can get the word verification typed correctly...

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  121. Marjorie Liu3:08 PM

    Howdy!

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  122. And just in case the hospital administrator comes by, bring me the machine that goes PING!

    via Bloglines

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  123. I lurk everyday. Thanks for all the writer-related stuff.

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  124. PING *G*

    And FWIW I use google reader too (and Kinja if it's working)

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  125. I'd like to add my Hi too.

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  126. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Hi from the coldest reaches of Saskatchewan. Brrr..:)

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  127. PING! Love the site! <3

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  128. Anonymous4:59 PM

    Here.

    Mary Not Anonymous

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  129. Anonymous5:01 PM

    I am a regular visitor to this wonderful blog of yours.

    Bob S.

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  130. I'm another RSS feed reader. I've just switched from Bloglines to Google, and for the feeds I get (some blogs have multiple feed options), on Bloglines there are 192 subscribers to your blog, and on Google there are 133.

    No idea about LiveJournal or other RSS readers/aggregators.

    Depending upon how your hosting is set up, you can probably fairly easily get some raw log stats through your hosting control panel.

    Love your blog, even if I usually just lurk! Thanks for the entertainment, and contributions!

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  131. Tracy MacNish5:05 PM

    Hi, PBW!

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  132. Anonymous5:07 PM

    ping pong

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  133. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Hi!

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  134. You caught me. I'm an unrepentant, daily reader.

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  135. Hello PBW,

    De-lurking to say "You've been pinged"?

    *grin* I check daily-or just about-since just about a month ago. Still count?

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  136. Ping...

    I've been here before but just added you to my bloglines feed recently.

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  137. Michele Lang5:44 PM

    Hi -- your blog rocks

    MicheleL

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  138. A regular reader adding to the count...

    -Joe

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  139. Hi, I here every day.

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  140. Present and accounted for, General!

    I read here everyday!

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  141. Ping, ping, ping- that's me stopping by more than once. :)

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  142. Anonymous6:11 PM

    Ping! I read your site daily, in case certain "powers that be" are interested. ;-) Gerry

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  143. I stop by every day.

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  144. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Ping

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