Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ping Me

As most of you know, I don't use stealth software or traffic counters here on the blog to learn who visits or how many folks stop in. I think people should feel free to visit without worrying about having their presence known, detected, counted, spindled, folded, intruded upon or otherwise identified. It also helps me perpetuate my illusion that only a few friends stop by every day.

That said, once again I need to gather some statistics for a presentation I'm writing, and that requires a rough estimate of how many folks actually do stop by on any given day. Since my last figures are from 2008, I need a new count. So if you're willing to help out, please leave a ping, your name, your handle, or some other sign you've visited in comments to this post before midnight EST on August 5, 2009 (and naturally you may ping anonymously if you'd rather not reveal your identity.)

Thanks in advance for your help on this.

280 comments:

  1. I check in every day -- thanks for all the great material!

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  2. Anonymous12:44 AM

    ping! pong~

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  3. Hi~

    I just wanted to let you know that I stop by daily...I may not always comment, but I do stop by.

    Have a great day!

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  4. Anonymous12:46 AM

    Ping!

    Jonathan Bernard

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  5. PING!

    I read your posts through my RSS reader, and usually follow the links back to the site about 50% of the time.

    Hope that helps! :-)

    ~PJ~

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  6. consider yourself ping'd.

    i visit with every post - you are in my google reader...

    tanya

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  7. Hi Lynn! I'm an avid follower of your blog. Count me in!

    Please forgive my ignorance, but what is a ping? (I'm off to Google it.)

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  8. I'm a feed reader. Though sometimes I do click through for the comments.

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  9. Consider yourself pinged. =)

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  10. I'm a regular reader.

    Whit in Austin

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  11. I read your blog via RSS feed, occasionally clicking over to comment.

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  12. Ping! I read your RSS feed on LiveJournal. :-D

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  13. Ping! Visit you almost daily, from Western Canada.

    — Bonz

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  14. I stop by regularly.

    Jennifer J.

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  15. Lauraine1:38 AM

    Thought I'd leave my mark and to let you know I have read Crystal Healer and it was great. Can't wait for the next book. Do you have any idea when it might be comming out? I love your writting.
    LD

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  16. Lynn, sorry, I can't help out with the pinging. But I can pong you, so there you go. :)

    Okay, that was an amazingly weak joke but, like Chandler on 'Friends', I have to go with the obvious.

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  17. RSS reader... *raises hand*

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  18. Anonymous2:00 AM

    I love your books, you are one of my favorite authors!

    Sharon

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  19. Hey, I'm Atari Kid, and you've been pinged!......I also want to make a comment. I found an early copy of Crystal Healer at Books a million on Saturday. Usually, it only takes about 24 hrs for me to read a Stardoc novel, but I lagged a little this time since I am in college now. I just finished Crystal Healer 2 minutes ago. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I laughed, I cried, I mourned, and I celebrated. And that was just the last page. I was so happy, but also a little saddened. Can't believe there is only one book left. And after waiting a year for this one, I am back where I started waiting for the next. That means it's time to go back to book 1 and re-read the series while I wait.


    Awesome job once again. You Rock.

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  20. Anonymous2:14 AM

    I usually read through Google Reader, but I think that counts as being a regular visitor.

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  21. Just saying hi and answering your blog post.

    Cheers,
    Nathalie

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  22. *ping* (Although, I will say that I normally read the blog in reader and don't know whether or not that counts for your statistics.)

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  23. Here's a 'ping'.

    Get ready to be deluged, P., that illusion is about to go 'poik' like a pinned balloon!

    Do we get to see the results? Intrusive minds wanna know...

    Oooo... word verification: factest. Is that most factual?

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  24. PING

    Heather from Australia

    I visit Monday through Friday and on Monday's catch up with what I missed on the weekend.

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  25. Victoria3:04 AM

    *first comment dance*

    Frequent lurker!

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  26. Heya. i stop in everyday from Wales. you always have really useful stuff on here :D

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  27. I've stopped by... and I do about three times a week..

    http://fantasybythetale.blogspot.com/

    http://erotichorizon.blogspot.com/

    E.H>

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  28. here. lurking. :)

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  29. Ping!

    (word conformation "dischi". Huh. I could use that as a name.)

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  30. I am here and very glad to be!
    L from the Land of OZ!

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  31. I tend to visit every day.

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  32. you can use StatCounter to track how many people read it, and whether they return or not.

    it's invisible - if you pick the invisible option, like i have - and all you do is go into your StatCounter account and check the stats.

    too easy! and no-one knows you've done it!

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  33. Hi Lynn, I read your blog every time you post through my google reader. So I visit every day that there's a new post.

    Thankyou :)

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  34. Hello,

    visiting from Spain, as I do everyday ;)

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  35. Anonymous4:37 AM

    From Brazil.

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  36. This is the first blog I've ever commented on but wanted to help out :)

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  37. Anonymous5:05 AM

    mpe (UK)

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  38. I'm a long-time lurker.

    Thanks for the great blog!

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  39. Count me. Visit most days.

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  40. Anonymous5:29 AM

    I usually read the blog on my feed reader (Google Reader), but occasionally pop onto the blog itself when I have something to say.

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  41. Anonymous5:33 AM

    Ping!
    Checking the Google reader and/or stopping by daily.
    (Finland)

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  42. Anonymous5:41 AM

    Two pings for me and my assistant in N Y.

    L.

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  43. Joanna5:50 AM

    Ping!

    Another daily visitor...

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  44. Stop by everyday even if I don't leave a comment...great info, great read...just great.

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  45. I read the blog through an RRS reader, I hope that counts.

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  46. am one of the many who read your posts via google reader, and don't visit the actual site unless I feel a burning need to comment...kinda like now :P

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  47. I check in every day and I'm so not afraid to admit it! ;)

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  48. Ditto to the google reader comments. :) And thanks for so much great information! (And for John and Marsha)

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  49. Anonymous6:22 AM

    I, too, check in everyday (and I'm not a writer!)

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  50. I "lurk" every day through my RSS feed.

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  51. I check in every day. Love everything you have to say - writing, birds, I've never wanted to throw the laptop at the wall. ;-)

    Suelder
    NYC area / northern NJ

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  52. I visit every day! Love your blog!

    Leslee
    Florida

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  53. StaceyB6:58 AM

    I check in every day.

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  54. Another Google Reader-reader. :-)

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  55. Anonymous7:16 AM

    Ping

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  56. Nicole7:24 AM

    Another daily visitor goes "ping!".

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  57. Anonymous7:24 AM

    Ping - Everyday visitor

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  58. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Ping! from a daily lurker, K

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  59. Every morning, I have coffee and read PBW so I can laugh and learn.

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  60. I stop by every day :)

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  61. I subscribe to the RSS feed and find your advice inspiring and a welcome distraction from my daily work. Thank you for getting me through the long and mostly boring days. :)

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  62. Anonymous7:47 AM

    I stop by about every other day.

    Christina

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  63. Ping!

    And thanks for the great blog :) I always check it through Google Reader.

    Christy

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  64. pinggggg love that word

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  65. I follow everyday by way of Google Reader.

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  66. Meleeta8:03 AM

    I check in almost everyday.

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  67. I and at least 2 of my alter-egos visit you daily.

    There should be data available to allow you to estimate in a statistically valid manner how many readers you actually have, based upon this response.

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  68. Anonymous8:12 AM

    A daily, impatient, ping from France! All my admiration ;)

    PS: as for your impact... I still cannot help giggling all alone at the cinema, or reading,... thinking back to your "Antagonist no-nos" list. Thanks!

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  69. Marley8:13 AM

    I visit every day -- never commented until today though! Thank you for running this blog. :-)

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  70. Here daily via Bloglines

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  71. Everyday lurker here. Ping!

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  72. Ping! I visit every day when there's a new post.

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  73. Yet another google-reader here. I definitely check in with you every time you update.

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  74. I subscribe via Bloglines and visit pretty much daily.

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  75. I have you on my blogroll. Hi. =)

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  76. Usually here at lest once a day.

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  77. Margaret S8:41 AM

    A daily impatient in the UK.
    Love your Books.
    Read your blog most days
    Enjoyed the garden saga
    What next?
    After birds in pots and grills -
    Bats in the attic!!!

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  78. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Lynn,
    You know I'm a frequent visitor! Can't wait for the new books! Take care!
    Tami
    Jacksonville

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  79. Ping! I'm subscribed via Google Reader.

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  80. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Pingity ping ping PING!

    Every day from Texas

    "Ur in mah favrites"

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  81. I subscribe through Blogger, but just started reading your posts about a month ago.

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  82. I stop by everyday. I follow you on Bloglines which indicates that there are 202 subscribers to your feed in case you are interested.

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  83. I follow you on my Google Reader.

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  84. I'm a subscriber so see/read every post.

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  85. I visit you at least every other day, though I'm more of a lurker.

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  86. Anonymous9:07 AM

    You're in my Google reader every morning. :)

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  87. I may not always comment, but I'm here every morning, Lynn.

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  88. You're in my Google Reader I read every day and I click through to the site most days.

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  89. 'ello!

    Carissa Reid

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  90. Hello. You're in my RSS feeder, so I read everything. :-)

    Krista from Forward Motion

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  91. You are on my blogroll too and I check in almost every day : )

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  92. Consider me the machine that goes PING!

    This is a great blog :)

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  93. I have no idea how to ping, so here you go, and I usually check in a few times a week.

    Erin

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  94. I check in most days.

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  95. Penny9:35 AM

    I stop by every day.

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  96. I read your blog every day... Really enjoy the inspiration and information you provide...

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  97. I'm here every day whether or not I'm commenting. :)

    Jess

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  98. Anonymous9:41 AM

    Ping. :) Stopping by nearly every day. Thanks for at great blog!
    /Carol (Sweden)

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  99. Ping. I usually peak in on the weekdays but I don't normally comment.

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  100. Anonymous9:43 AM

    JulieB was here...

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  101. yep, i get the feed.

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  102. We are here. . .we are here. . .we are here. . .

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  103. considered this as a ping

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  104. Anonymous Fan, Visitor, and Feed-reader-user #2,3456 reporting for duty! *salute*

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  105. Ozymandias9:52 AM

    Long time reader, first time pinger. :)

    Great stuff, love the sub ops.

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  106. My blog reader fetches your content and I read my 20 or so blogs with my morning coffee. Sort of a personalized newspaper. :)

    So I read you every day.

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  107. I'm yet another who checks everyday via RSS feed daily. Thanks for a terrific website and all the time and effort you've put into it!

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  108. I stop by almost every day. And when I can't stop by, I scroll back and catch up on posts I missed.

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  109. Hi. I follow by the RSS feed and always look forward to your posts.

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  110. Anonymous10:01 AM

    ping
    i visit daily monday-friday

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  111. Anonymous10:06 AM

    I check in daily.

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  112. I have been reading your blog on and off for about a year. I love your books and have enjoyed your commentary on writing. I think I've learned some good STUFF from you. Thanks for sharing!

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  113. I'm a fan and I visit!!! so PING!

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  114. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Good morning, more than happy to send you a ping since it is a very rare day when I don't check in with you as I have for numerous years.

    Edie

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  115. I check my PBW feed every single day!

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  116. Read you every day. Every day. Comment rarely, but never miss checking in ...

    thanks so much for all the time and effort you invest here, it's so appreciated!

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  117. I try to check in regularly.

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  118. Hi Lynn---I check in about 4 to 5 times per week. I don't leave comments very often but I do enjoy your blog---thanks!

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  119. Anonymous10:20 AM

    I enjoy your website most mornings with my coffee. Great way to start the day!

    KTB

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  120. I sub to the rss feed. Consider yourself pinged!

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  121. I stop by daily....

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  122. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Ping. I stop in regularly.

    Sari

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  123. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Daily
    Cris

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  124. PING

    I have you on my Blogroll and check in pretty much every day.

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  125. Almost every day.

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  126. I visit nearly daily

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  127. I'm pinging. You're on my blogroll too.

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  128. I get your RSS on my Google Reader.

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  129. I read you via RSS. :-)

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  130. joy_jla11:23 AM

    I read you through Bloglines.

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  131. I visit every day!

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  132. I'm a regular reader.

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  133. I'm a daily visitor via Google Reader :)

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  134. I check in on google reader

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  135. Anonymous12:01 PM

    I enjoy your site quite often.

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  136. I don't stop by daily, more like couple times a week to check in on what's going on.

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  137. Been reading your blog since I was 15. I turn 20 tomorrow.

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  138. PBR is a daily read via RSS for me. Thanks for all the great tips.

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  139. Anonymous12:18 PM

    ping!

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  140. Ping! I read you everyday through Google reader. :)

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  141. I'm here...

    I usually read everything in Thunderbird (the RSS-feed), but check out PBW on the web when there is something I want to comment.

    ...or something to ping...

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  142. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Ping.

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  143. I'm here! You know I'd be here though. I'm such a pest! :-P

    theo

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  144. I read you through google reader

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  145. I visit most days. : )

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  146. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Present for the head count;)

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  147. I subscribe via Google Reader, and click through for nearly every post.

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  148. I check in every day -- often by RSS -- but I'm reading every day!

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  149. Jessica T12:51 PM

    Jessica was here :)

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  150. google reader serves your posts up for me every day. mmm, fresh baked posts...

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  151. Anonymous12:55 PM

    Here 4 - 5 times a week.

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  152. Give me one ping, Vasily. One ping, only please.

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  153. Hi Lynn...I'm a follower through Blogger. I lurk by every day...

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  154. Loyd Jenkins1:07 PM

    Ping.

    I used to check in every day. Now it's only 5 - 6 times a week. =)

    Loyd

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  155. You're in my RSS feeds. I read you every day. :)

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  156. I read (via RSS) almost every day!

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  157. Yes, Killroy was here.

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  158. PING

    I read your blog every day in RSS feeds - and I've won a prize from you in the last month or so as well. :) I love what you're doing, my friend!

    ~Elisa
    what_ever_for(at)cox(dot)net

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  159. *ping* from another fan who checks in every day!

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