I’m Back

After many months away from all my sites, after many months of combining work with campaigning, after many months of doing no writing except for campaign blurbs and publicity pieces, I am very pleased and excited to share this important news:

I’m back.

Two Updates: Schedule and Possible Platform Change

I’m currently on a two-day writing vacation, doing some organizing and outlining and such. Two quick notes about this site: (1) I have created an overall blogging schedule, and this site will get two regular features: Monday Morning Quarterback, posted on (what else?) Mondays Weekend Techie, posted on Saturdays There will be other blog posts … Read more Two Updates: Schedule and Possible Platform Change

Back on Schedule

So, here I was, exercising regularly, losing weight, getting that blood pressure under control. And writing regularly, both in morning pages and on here. And then the holidays hit, and an intense period of music-making at church*, and Christmas, and time off. Then the laptop died right before Christmas, so I had to get a … Read more Back on Schedule

Site Traffic Sometimes a Puzzle

Squarespace, the hosting/CMS behind this site, has good traffic tracking tools, including tracking the source of visitors to the site. Most traffic comes from Facebook, Twitter, and certain common searches. Occasionally, though, the sources of traffic cause me to scratch my head.

Yesterday I had a traffic bump. Why? I wrote a couple of stories, but nothing mentioned anywhere else. When I look at the sources, though, I got some hits from jamespot.com and extrabot.com. Who?

Readers and Comments

It’s interesting — since I moved to Squarespace, I know there are people reading this blog, because I can check the stats each day through SS itself. It’s not a lot of people, but it’s steady. What I don’t understand is the lack of comments. Either people are just skimming and moving on, or my … Read more Readers and Comments

A Single Blog?

I’m debating with myself about changing the format of the site, and moving to a single blog. Keep the writing pages (but make them easier to use, perhaps), but only have one blog and just use tags and such. More confusing for readers, perhaps, but a single place to scan each day.
Anyway, this is a test entry to see what I think about that.