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 Saturday, March 29, 2003

vun.... two.... three....The re-Count

If you remember, I spent the whole of February counting certain things that happened to me and reporting back here on how the count was going. The results were either quite interesting or else extremely dull, depending on your point of view. But how well have those ten counts been going since? I've not been deliberately counting any more, so I couldn't tell you how many cups of tea I've drunk or bottles of Becks I've been drunk after, but I can report back on how some of the counts have been adding up recently. I know it's not the end of March yet but, for proper comparison with February, I'd thought I'd better stop after four weeks. Statistically sound, me.

Count 1 (Blog visitors): Nearly three thousand people have logged in to diamond geezer in the last month. That's up from about 75 a day to about 95 a day, which is nice. At this rate the whole population of the London will be logging in by Christmas 2006, in which case I'd better be careful what I write about them. During March I've also found a great additional way of tracking all my visitors (via Bitful). It's a stats service / hit counter with a traffic monitor that plays a sound every time your website gets a hit. Every beep makes me smile (at least until the entire population of London tries logging on, at which point I may turn the sound off). It's inconspicuous (just a 1x1 transparent pixel included on your site). It's beautifully designed. It's free. It's highly recommended. It's here.
Total number of visitors to this webpage in February: 2141
Total number of visitors to this webpage in March: 2704 (up 26%)

Count 3 (Blog content): I thought I'd written more this month. I was right. I've written 26% more, and meanwhile my number of visitors has increased by 26%. I wonder if they are perhaps related.
Total number of kilobytes of diamondgeezer in February: 108
Total number of kilobytes of diamondgeezer in March: 137 (up 26%)

Count 4 (Spam): The spamming of my inbox is getting worse. I've set up Mailwasher to try to bounce some of it back, but still it comes thick and fast. Particularly thick. The Nigerians may have gone away, but I'm being assaulted by someone who seems to think I have an interest in art auctions, a company that transports automobiles across the United States, businesses who want me to work at home send them all my money, and the usual range of prescription drug dealers. Apparently 90% of all spam received in Europe and the US comes from barely 150 spammers, 40 of whom live in one area of Florida. Maybe one day one of them will surprise me and send me some well-targeted spam I'm actually interested in, but no sign of brain activity out there yet.
Total number of spam emails I received in February: 30
Total number of spam emails I received in March: 72 (up 140%)

Count 5 (Nights out): I suspected I'd never be able to live up to my February total, but I've had fun trying. I'm going to blame Hollywood, who've spent March releasing films I don't want to see. I'm going to blame London Underground for its continued shutdown of the Central Line, making travel to the West End a right hassle (I'm getting just a little tired of the walk to/from Embankment station now, thankyou). And I'm going to blame... well, ok, me really.
The number of nights in February I went out and was vaguely sociable: 21
The number of nights in March I went out and was vaguely sociable: 15 (down 29%)

Count 10 (Mystery count): The mystery count has doubled in March. Enough said.

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