Monday, December 27, 2004

Merry Christmas!

Here's hoping you've had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Joyous Kwanzaa! We certainly had a Merry Christmas here.

I apologize to the 3 regular readers of my blog for having not written for such a long time. There have been three extenuating circumstances:
1. I recently got freaked out by some of the traffic finding its way to my little slice of life of the web. I use sitemeter to see how many visitors end up visiting my blog. It gives some statistics on when people are coming and who referred them. Recently, some people (monsters) stumbled on my blog using a search engine to query terms that should never be written in close proximity to each other. I won't repeat them, but you can make some assumptions given that I post and discuss photographs, relive some of the potty training stories inherent with raising small children, and, of course, sing the praises of my (and others') children. More than ever, I feel the need to not use my children's names. So, when I find the time, energy, and know-how I am going to revamp everything. Any suggestions from fellow bloggers would be most appreciated. The sheer magnitude of such an undertaking has deterred me from blogging recently.

2. The inherent holiday hecticness. The holiday parties. Shopping. Wrapping. Etc.

3. I have been battling a cold, such that even when I do have the time I cannot muster the mental energy.

May you have a Happy and Peaceful New Year.


random said...

Just change the title of the blog and republish the blog accordingly and you'll greatly thin out the number of freaks who happen upon your blog work.

kevin said...

That would work if they were repeat visitors who were typing my URL, but based on the refering link they are getting to me by typing very bad things into a search engine and probably not finding what they seek. Unsettling nonetheless.

Philip said...

you'll get strange search referals until the day comes that you stop looking at such things. There's no way around it. You can't exactly write a more innocent blog than you have, and yet you still get it . . . Google works in weird and sometimes infuriating ways. I stopped looking at my referal stats long ago, and I'm happier for it.

Hope you had a great holiday.