The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I have a list of about 20 sites or so I visit every morning, webcomics included.
This one is one of them. It'll stay that way until you and Markadelphia start agreeing, since we know he'll never come around to reasonable though.
Well, I still regularly visit. It was fun meeting you that one time while I was still living in Tucson. Although I often don't have enough time to read all the way through your uber-posts I still visit when I can.
I stop by daily. Even on weekends. I've been doing so since at least 2005.
When did you start blogging and I'll know when I started reading...
May of 2003. Coming up now on five years.
So, that makes four of you... ;)
I guess I'm the other one. I visit at least once a week.
I read via bloglines, which wouldn't show up.
I check in about once a week to twice a week, sometimes more.
Something doesn't seem right about those numbers (totally aside from the need in this country for about 200 _million_ people to be reading what you write). It seems to be implying that 16 of us were responsible for 13684 visits -- averages out to 855 visits each. I check in 4 or 5 times a week but even 10 times a day for 30 days is only 300; WTF?
Add me to the daily total.
I read you through Google News Reader - not sure if that would make a difference.
I'm probably not as regular as those sixteen, and rarely comment, but I do visit at least a few times a week.
That said, I clear my cookies every time I close my browser. I suspect a lot more clear their cookies often too. Which means I and likely many others are unique visitors every time we visit.
I don't trust blog stats. Or I don't understand them. Seems my place gets as many hits from spiders as it does humans. Go figger.
I'm probably the 20th member of that 16. Pretty sure I'm here at least 4 times a week. And I even sometimes post on similar things and try to do trackbacks to ya. Course, I never seem to do them right, but I'm trying.
you know I drop by at least every other day. sometimes like today 3 times. :)
I visit almost every day -- and some days more than once.
Always worth the time, Bub.
Every time there's a new post, I usually visit once. (Occasionally, I visit the same day from two different computers...don't tell my boss.)
I run my own RSS aggregator, and usually hit your site for the comments. (Half of the fun here is in the comments thread.)
Anyway, count me as member (n+1) of that set of 12.
Is there any way for you to collect repeated-visit stats over periods of a week, or a month?
Yay, I'm #16!
FWIW - I never visit your site but I read all your posts (even the loooong ones) via bloglines. And I notice between the multiple feeds you have (feedburner, etc) you have about 60 subscriptions at bloglines alone. That's 60 people who probably don't show up in your stats, but read everything you write. And bloglines is only one RSS aggregator...
Ditto the bloglines thing. I do occasionally load the site for the comments...
I check in at least once a day. I have been since at least 2006.
If I don't comment, it is usually because I have nothing to add, other than: "Mark, do you really expect us to believe that?"
Thanks for the free ice cream. Sorry if I don't say it enough.
I guess that makes me part of a small but exclusive fraternity?
Like Groucha Marx said, "I'm not sure I want to be a part of any club that would have me as a member."
I read through bloglines usually, but I also click through to the site a lot.
I read or check your sight at least twice a day but as im on the other side of the pond normaly dont comment
all the best.
I check this site in my RSS feed, but don't comment much.
*another loyal reader*
I read your site almost every day, and have been for several years. Like Stan, I clear cookies every time I close my browser, so perhaps there is something to that! Aside from what your "stats" say, I'm betting you have a lot more than 16 regular readers!
My RSS reader is Outlook.
I read almost all the posts. But not all the comments.
Again, I visit every day. You're part of the group of blogs I have firefox open in my "daily read" folder.
Like some of the others, I clear cookies aggressively. Maybe that's it.
Well, you know I'm here every day. I'm not counting, but I think you're up to about 20 by now.
Hmmm, I've only been here a month or two... so I guess you're up from only 15 in late 2007, huh?
Another one that checks in daily during the week, less often during the weekends. Multiple times during the day if there is an ongoing discussion in comments.
Yet another regular...but are you sure Markadelphia isn't just a figment of someone's evil alter-ego's imagination? The complete lack of coherent thought and the flaming left-wing/collectivist bias evident in every comment is consistently amusing.
Multiple times on Thurs-Sun. Work is boring. Just kidding, you're a great read with interesting content and I always look forward to your oh-so-short essays.
I drop by every day; this is one of my first stops every morning, right after Tamara and Zendo Deb.
If I have internet access, I check in daily. Have been for over four years.
those analytical tools make for interesting study, but don't bet the house on one...
So, do we get a commission?
Me too, I read through bloglines.
One anomaly that makes commenting or hitting your actual site difficult though...with every other blogger's posts, the headline in bloglines is linked directly to the post.
With your feed, for some reason, that isn't so, I have to knock at the front door to come in and post a comment.
But regardless, you are one of my daily reads.
Every day, man...every day. Keep it up and we few...we happy few, will continue to patronize your lovely establishment.
I'm here daily, sometimes twice or more to check back on comment threads. Definitely on my "cannot miss" list.
Well this is a coincidence, since I decided to visit today for the first time in about a month. I used to read more regularly, but when you joined the neocon confederacy against Ron Paul, I had to tune you out. There's something about a conservative who believes in the Constitution, bashing the only candidate who believes in conservative principles and the Constitution, that was a little too much cognitive dissonance to handle. That doesn't mean you don't have interesting topics (esp. with regard to 2nd amendment issues), and you are still in my bookmarks.
well, kevin, i came to you because as a retired 30-year ffl/pawnbroker, a blogsearch for pawn led me to renaissance man xavier; for about a year his was the only blog i'd ever read or responded to...
then his praise led me to that soulful spirit-girl tam, and as you know your very helpful response to my wistful stroll down memory lane on her blog (got the book yesterday; wonderful) led me to you.
it so happened your subject that day was dear to my heart and i responded...and since you then bitched me out as a newbie, i have visited, and responded, a few times.
so you are one of only three blogs i have ever visited more than once or ever responded to...
xavier and tam; now that IS special company indeed...so to me, it isn't the quantity, but the quality; maybe that holds true for your blog too.
so don't despair, my friend...as i mentioned earlier, the conversations and exchanges here are powerful medicine indeed, and there is probably a lot more cumulative and formative effect that you realize...
I check daily. Rarely comment, but I should show up in the stats.
I think you have more than 16 regulars, Kevin.
I use Liferea as a feed reader, I show up ocationaly to read comments, and I have firefox set to dump cookies on exit so I probilly show up as new every time.
Hey, it beats listening to Hannity or Rush!!
All sarcasm aside, I do learn quite a bit here...:)
I can't believe that count is accurate! I'm usually just a lurker and very rarely comment on anything (though I still bask in the credit for sending you that pic of the commando hamster) but I've been coming here since some time in 2003 or 2004, and I'm usually checking in several times a day
I read your blog through my RSS reader, which I check every day. I'm not sure if your feed gives you a hit, I dunno how it works.
Though sometimes my mornings are a bit too rushed for the longer pieces, I stop by most every day.
No way, Kevin. I stop here several times each week and have done so for over a year. Those numbers are wrong! Yours is one of my favorite blogs, especially on 2nd amendment issues.
I stop by every day and I have you listed as a Blog on my links page on my web site.
I used to visit you more often - but the d@mn web filter at work blocks most blogs.
almost every day, but idaho doesn't count on the stats... either that, or the stats are wrong. google stats and the weatherman share a lot of the same dna
You are on my at least once a day list, when I have access (which is about 6 days a week averaged over the year).
It goes my blog, my mail, dog board, here, Tamara's. Every morning.
I also visit several times a day if I'm looking for a scrap or just want to watch one.
I come by at least once a day. This is one of my key sites, where I consistently see stuff I can find nowhere else.
Thing is, though, I'm on DHCP, so you're not likely to see me as the same IP address time after time.
I also dump cookies once a week or so.
BTW, I see there are four visitors online as I post.
Google is lying to you.
I've been coming here 3,4 times a week for at least 3 years. I never leave a cookie anywhere (except the damn bank) unless I have to. I rarely, if ever post - usually lurk. Thanks for the many hours of enjoyment. Cheers!
Google Analytics works, but its stats are kinda opaque when it comes to decipherin'.
Look at your "New Visitors" percentage...
1-2 times a day here...
There's 29 people subscribed to your RSS feed on bloglines.com, which is likely all being treated as a single person by google.
Y'all, I don't really think I have only sixteen regular visitors. I just can't figure out from the Google Analytics page really how many "regular readers" I do have.
C'mon! I have "The Knack"!
Thanks for visiting my site today and commenting on John McCain's conservative support. I have now added you to google reader, so one more regular reader who won't show up on analytics numbers.
You're welcome, but I'm no more a conservative than John McCain is. Where we differ, however is significant.
You are #3 in my regular list of blogs to read. On the list for a while, now.
A lot of it may be due to IP-based tracking. Anyone who does not log into some regular system to view this page or has an ISP that does dynamic IPs is going to show up different each time (or paranoid people like me, who clear out cookies on a daily basis).
I have no comment on anyone else, but I visit your site once or twice per day. OK, three times! But that's IT!
I read you through RSS. I only show up once per post in your stats, for the most part.
Add me to the "visit multiple times daily" column. I surf from work as well as home, so I have two IP addresses in your logs.
Kevin, Do you think it has anything to do with your blogs name?
Yet another lurker checking in. I think I've commented a time or two in the past, but I generally don't have a lot to say of interest or relevance, especially not being an American.
As for the unique visitors, ISPs issue new IP addresses each time you connect so they would show up as unique.
I tried Google Anal. and a few other services. It registers considerably less traffic than the others w/ a lot less detail. Not a fan.
Anybody who does a 'Nomad' reference is in the majority!
We love you Kevvie!
Call me "Kevvie" again, and I'll ban you from commenting ever again! ;)
And who knew Chris Muir was a full-fledged Trekker?
I visit every day, 'ceptin weekends.
I'm back again. What, no new posts?
I have "The Knack," remember? I have to work for a living.
And I have no social skills. :lol:
I don't stop here. Including now.
Well, I don't drop-in on a regular basis, but I do link this site on occassion.
I'm trying to help ;)
Here every day. Got nothing intelligent to say most of the time. When I do, it's crap on toast, and only interesting once in a while because of the strange smell. Strangely enough, that makes me pretty average among those commenting on teh intarwebs. Maybe I should reserve my comments for DailyKos, instead of here, and raise the average intelligence of both sites. I'd be a frikkin' genius over there!
I visit about once a week or so. If you had more pix like Oleg Volk I'd drop by more often. Although Dilbert cartoons are a good second best....
I am here every day!
I visit you 4 or 5 times daily.
I usually visit every day, but I rarely comment because I drank the kool-aid!
another daily reader here.
I stop in occasionally. That fisking is Great!!
(Google is evil too, just 'cuz there big)