Over on HTMLGIANT today (the beginning of their Mean Week 2) Blake Butler makes the connection between Sex Ableton (House-Mouse Cock) and Seth Abramson and asks if I've gone too far. Have I? (added December 2010)
Seth Abramson seems like a very nice guy. Now and then I've looked at his blog,
The Suburban Ecstasies, and though I think he's a bit wordy and a bit anal (a former lawyer) I do think he has a good heart.
His obsession and ideas about how many people come to his blog is a bit strange though. I'm also interested in how many people come to my blog, but I think I'm a bit more realistic than Seth in understanding what a traffic monitor's numbers mean.
Seth has just posted the following on his blog:
"3179: Number of unique visitors to this site today. 14,929 in the last week.
Fact: Less than 1% of those who use TSE services donate to the site.
Needless to say, I offer my heartfelt appreciation to that less than 1%."
to follow is the comment I just posted to that post:
"these numbers are very impressive... but, Seth, how many of these people are coming to yr site and leaving right away ?
A lot of people come to my site because one of my posts from a while back is titled "St. Peter's and the big cock contest." Someone in the United Arab Emirates, for example, (there seem to be a lot of Arabs interested in cock contests) enters "cock contest" or some such into a search engine and they end up at my blog.
Perhaps, like this, a lot of yr traffic is incidental.
I believe people are indeed following and reading your blog.
But, c'mon do you really think that 14,000 plus people this week alone have come to yr blog for its poetry ideas and resources ??"
If you're interested in Seth's ideas and the resources and services of the Suburban Ecstasies check it out. And consider donating.