L‘s heart isn’t in the contest. She thrills in my traffic, and hers is growing, too, but she simply doesn’t have the motivation. Meanwhile, I had the good fortune to be picked up by Fleshbot last Friday (thanks, Lux), which did wonders for my numbers. And not only are more people reading what I write, but you’re reading lots of pages on each visit (seven, on average) and staying for a while (more than five minutes). And while I’ve tried to extract from her a picture for each visitor I send her way, this has quickly proven overwhelming, even impossible. So I think our contest is going to need a bit of a recalibration. Perhaps, instead of competing for visitors, we should be competing for something else – comments, perhaps? Or average pageviews per visit? Or length of stay? RSS subscibers? Blogger members? These all seem to correct, a bit, for my greater willingness to devote time (inability not to devote time?) to this endeavor.
In any event, she should certainly be punished.