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. :)
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Ping! (Just to see if it works)ReplyDelete
*Waves wildly* I'm here!ReplyDelete
*raises hand to be counted*ReplyDelete
"We are here, we are here, we are here!"ReplyDelete
Present and accounted for.ReplyDelete
Pang, pang, pong.ReplyDelete
I stop by every day.
This blog is on my favorites list and I stop by at least once a day to take advantage of your sage advice.ReplyDelete
Ping! I read the feed daily.ReplyDelete
Ping, pang, pungReplyDelete
I am soooo here. For more than a year now.ReplyDelete
Hey...I normally stop by daily. Things have been a little too hectic to post here.ReplyDelete
Padda ping! I read at least 3-4 times/wk. Thanks for all you do here.ReplyDelete
I'm a regular 'lurker'. You're on my 'daily, list. ;-)ReplyDelete
I ping every day!ReplyDelete
I have your blog on RSS Feed, so I'm not sure if it would ever have counted on a site meter.ReplyDelete
Ping! You are on my daily check list :)ReplyDelete
I read you on RSS.
I'm here everyday, too! Sometimes multiple times!ReplyDelete
Another daily reader
I read through the RSS feed...ReplyDelete
I read since about a month ago. I've added your blog to the "writer's section" in my Blogline-feed.ReplyDelete
Present - pretty much any day you haven't announced a blogging vacation and we can expect new content.ReplyDelete
Present via Bloglines.ReplyDelete
Ping! Another one via bloglines.ReplyDelete
I"m here! I'm reading! I use a feed reader for your blog, though.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Just a daily blog-stalker. Here every day.ReplyDelete
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?ReplyDelete
Oooh, pinch & run day!ReplyDelete
(I'm not anonymous, I just haven't found the sticky note bearing my old blogger password yet.)
Hi! I lurk mostly....but ceck in almost daily!ReplyDelete
I ping here almost daily.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I usually read through the RSS feed, but I hopped over to the blog for this.
Hi - I'm generally a lurker too but I check daily.ReplyDelete
I read your blog via RSS feed on LiveJournal.ReplyDelete
Thanks for collecting all of those wonderful links to share with us.
Ping! Your blog is on my daily morning-read list.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
A lurking ping!ReplyDelete
reader via rssReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I read Monday - Friday as part of my morning ritual at work... in an effort to avoid actual work. :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Count me in - a lurker, mostly read from the RSS feed.ReplyDelete
'ello. I lurk through RSS.ReplyDelete
I'm a RSS reader too. You post, I read.ReplyDelete
Ping! I read the blog through RSS.ReplyDelete
I read by RSS
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.ReplyDelete
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. :)
I'm read every post - subscribed using Google Reader. Count me!ReplyDelete
Marian in South Africa
You and my morning latte, P. I would not survive the commute without you.ReplyDelete
A daily reader.ReplyDelete
Also just finished reading "Night Lost" and really enjoyed it.
Count one more.ReplyDelete
I'm another that gets your posts in an RSS reader. It's one of my favorite blogs.ReplyDelete
Oh, yeah. PING!
Hullo. I subscribe to the feed.ReplyDelete
Pingety ping ping! :)ReplyDelete
Another RSS reader ping. :)ReplyDelete
ping. I read your blog nearly everyday.ReplyDelete
Ping. Every day.ReplyDelete
Ping pong ...ReplyDelete
One ping only. For today, at least :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.
Ping - I read your blog every day.ReplyDelete
Ping-a-ling-a-ding-dong Babe! I have you on Bloglines, wouldn't be without you.ReplyDelete
Another ping. I've been a daily lurker for 3 or 4 years. I love your humor and your practical writing advise.ReplyDelete
I’m here pretty much every day. Lots of good stuff I don’t want to miss.ReplyDelete
Hi! Love your blog. I read daily, too.ReplyDelete
Stop in every day.ReplyDelete
Check in every day!ReplyDelete
(When possible of course)
Hi. I stop by here every day. Long-time lurker. :)ReplyDelete
I've got you on Google Reader
I visit daily through Bloglines.
Thanks for all the goodies.
Ping, another oneReplyDelete
PING! I drop in often! Thank you so much for all your advice and inspiration!ReplyDelete
Daily reader, almost never a commenter. Ping!ReplyDelete
I too usually read via Bloglines, if the people who are counting want details.
Howdy hi. :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I'm a bean! Count me!ReplyDelete
I read it every day.ReplyDelete
"I don't write by committee, I don't blog by committee."
And that is exactly why I like your blog.
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... :)ReplyDelete
Ping'd ya. I read your entries through my Google Reader.ReplyDelete
I recently started reading your blog and now check it daily.ReplyDelete
Yep. Every freakin' day. It's like a sickness.ReplyDelete
I read your blog every morning with my morning coffee (as well as some agent/industry blogs). But yours is first, every day. :)ReplyDelete
Ping! I'm another off-site subscriber. My Bloglines would be a lot less fun without you!ReplyDelete
I check your blog everyday via Bloglines. Thanks for all the writing tips, info on freeware and resources, and all around entertaining writing.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
you're in my RSS feed Lynn so I read you every day. I'd like to comment more often, but...damn those deadlines. ;-)ReplyDelete
Like Jaci, I have you on my RSS feed. :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
One ping only....ReplyDelete
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.
Present! I subscribe via RSS.ReplyDelete
Hola. I read this blog via google reader.ReplyDelete
Hey there. I'm a google reader girl. :)ReplyDelete
Hi, count me too!ReplyDelete
And so, without muchReplyDelete
Ado, I shall leave a ping-
Haiku. Good luck Lynn!
Count me in!ReplyDelete
Always willing to help out a friend.
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.ReplyDelete
I'm here! I'm here! :)ReplyDelete
You're the only blog I have the nerve to check while at work. Ping!ReplyDelete
Ping! You're in my Google Reader. Sometimes I comment as 'Just Me'. :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Ping! Every day.ReplyDelete
RSS feed. Do you count those, too?ReplyDelete
Ping ding dingReplyDelete
Doin' the daily check of your blogReplyDelete
Ping :) Read from LJ feed as well.ReplyDelete
"We are here, we are here, we are here."ReplyDelete
like some other folks - i follow via a feed so the hit count wouldn't catch me either.
I'm here multiple times a week.ReplyDelete
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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.
I usually stop by at least once each day, but I rarely comment.ReplyDelete
I'm new to your blog, but am enjoying it very much and plan to return regularly (I've subscribed with Google Reader).ReplyDelete
Add another to your count.ReplyDelete
I'll ping...if I can get the word verification typed correctly...ReplyDelete
And just in case the hospital administrator comes by, bring me the machine that goes PING!ReplyDelete
I lurk everyday. Thanks for all the writer-related stuff.ReplyDelete
And FWIW I use google reader too (and Kinja if it's working)
I'd like to add my Hi too.ReplyDelete
Hi from the coldest reaches of Saskatchewan. Brrr..:)ReplyDelete
PING! Love the site! <3ReplyDelete
Mary Not Anonymous
I am a regular visitor to this wonderful blog of yours.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!
Ping ping ping.ReplyDelete
You caught me. I'm an unrepentant, daily reader.ReplyDelete
De-lurking to say "You've been pinged"?
*grin* I check daily-or just about-since just about a month ago. Still count?
I've been here before but just added you to my bloglines feed recently.
Hi -- your blog rocksReplyDelete
A regular reader adding to the count...ReplyDelete
Hi, I here every day.ReplyDelete
Present and accounted for, General!ReplyDelete
I read here everyday!
Ping, ping, ping- that's me stopping by more than once. :)ReplyDelete
Ping! I read your site daily, in case certain "powers that be" are interested. ;-) GerryReplyDelete
I stop by every day.ReplyDelete
I say Hello.ReplyDelete
Ping-a-ding ding!! Love your blog and your books!ReplyDelete