JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/02/id-like-to-thank-my-loyal-readers.html (83 comments)

  Tentative mapping of comments to original article, corrections solicited.

jsid-1203824654-588445  MFH0 at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 03:44:14 +0000

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.

jsid-1203825355-588446  Andrew Upson at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 03:55:55 +0000

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.

jsid-1203825694-588447  Magus at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 04:01:34 +0000

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...

jsid-1203825946-588448  Kevin Baker at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 04:05:46 +0000

May of 2003. Coming up now on five years.

So, that makes four of you... ;)

jsid-1203827238-588449  Billll at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 04:27:18 +0000

I guess I'm the other one. I visit at least once a week.

jsid-1203827529-588450  matt at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 04:32:09 +0000

I read via bloglines, which wouldn't show up.

jsid-1203827774-588451  James at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 04:36:14 +0000

I check in about once a week to twice a week, sometimes more.

jsid-1203828462-588452  bob r at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 04:47:42 +0000

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?

jsid-1203829358-588454  Melody Byrne at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 05:02:38 +0000

Add me to the daily total.

jsid-1203831088-588456  Kevin P. at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 05:31:28 +0000

I read you through Google News Reader - not sure if that would make a difference.

jsid-1203831441-588457  Stan at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 05:37:21 +0000

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.

jsid-1203832111-588458  Drew458 at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 05:48:31 +0000

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.

jsid-1203833741-588461  Mark at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:15:41 +0000

you know I drop by at least every other day. sometimes like today 3 times. :)

jsid-1203834035-588462  Mike Lief at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:20:35 +0000

I visit almost every day -- and some days more than once.

Always worth the time, Bub.

jsid-1203834283-588463  karrde at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:24:43 +0000

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?

jsid-1203836765-588464  Spearweasel at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:06:05 +0000

Yay, I'm #16!

jsid-1203836839-588465  metapundit at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:07:19 +0000

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...

jsid-1203837441-588466  TriggerFinger at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:17:21 +0000

Ditto the bloglines thing. I do occasionally load the site for the comments...

jsid-1203838485-588467  EricWS at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:34:45 +0000

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.

jsid-1203841797-588469  Ambulance Driver at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 08:29:57 +0000

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.

jsid-1203845604-588470  ajdshootist at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:33:24 +0000

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.

jsid-1203845678-588471  knirirr at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:34:38 +0000

I check this site in my RSS feed, but don't comment much.

jsid-1203845949-588472  Will R at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:39:09 +0000

*another loyal reader*

jsid-1203858650-588474  Bob at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:10:50 +0000

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!

jsid-1203859458-588475  Joe Huffman at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:24:18 +0000

My RSS reader is Outlook.

I read almost all the posts. But not all the comments.

jsid-1203860911-588477  jetfxr69 at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:48:31 +0000

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.

jsid-1203861095-588478  Mark Alger at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:51:35 +0000

Well, you know I'm here every day. I'm not counting, but I think you're up to about 20 by now.


jsid-1203861533-588479  Sam at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:58:53 +0000

Hmmm, I've only been here a month or two... so I guess you're up from only 15 in late 2007, huh?

jsid-1203861703-588480  Randy at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 14:01:43 +0000

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.

jsid-1203862112-588481  Blackwing1 at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 14:08:32 +0000

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.

jsid-1203862471-588482  Brass at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 14:14:31 +0000

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.

jsid-1203865368-588484  BobG at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:02:48 +0000

I drop by every day; this is one of my first stops every morning, right after Tamara and Zendo Deb.

jsid-1203865598-588485  mostly cajun at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:06:38 +0000

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...


jsid-1203866619-588486  DJ at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:23:39 +0000

So, do we get a commission?

jsid-1203867083-588488  Sailorcurt at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:31:23 +0000

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.

jsid-1203868055-588490  Big Bad Wolf at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:47:35 +0000

Every day, man...every day. Keep it up and we few...we happy few, will continue to patronize your lovely establishment.

jsid-1203868439-588491  tkdkerry at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 15:53:59 +0000

I'm here daily, sometimes twice or more to check back on comment threads. Definitely on my "cannot miss" list.

jsid-1203868928-588493  Frank N. Stein at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:02:08 +0000

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.

jsid-1203869008-588494  Guest (anonymous) at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:03:28 +0000

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...

regards, jtc

jsid-1203871012-588495  bookmoth at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:36:52 +0000

I check daily. Rarely comment, but I should show up in the stats.

I think you have more than 16 regulars, Kevin.

jsid-1203871482-588496  Joat at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:44:42 +0000

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.

jsid-1203871796-588497  Markadelphia at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:49:56 +0000

Hey, it beats listening to Hannity or Rush!!

All sarcasm aside, I do learn quite a bit here...:)

jsid-1203876071-588501  BenD at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:01:11 +0000

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

jsid-1203876391-588502  Guav at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:06:31 +0000

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.

jsid-1203877266-588504  Scott Ganz at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:21:06 +0000

Though sometimes my mornings are a bit too rushed for the longer pieces, I stop by most every day.

jsid-1203878728-588507  Noel at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:45:28 +0000

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.

jsid-1203879856-588509  George at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:04:16 +0000

I stop by every day and I have you listed as a Blog on my links page on my web site.

jsid-1203879960-588510  LindaF at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 19:06:00 +0000

I used to visit you more often - but the d@mn web filter at work blocks most blogs.

jsid-1203883296-588512  BillH at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:01:36 +0000

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

jsid-1203887377-588514  Rob at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 21:09:37 +0000

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).

jsid-1203890263-588517  LabRat at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 21:57:43 +0000

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.

jsid-1203891561-588520  djmoore at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 22:19:21 +0000

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.

jsid-1203891647-588521  djmoore at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 22:20:47 +0000

BTW, I see there are four visitors online as I post.

Google is lying to you.

jsid-1203892875-588522  Grumpy Old Badger at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 22:41:15 +0000

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!

jsid-1203894234-588523  Tam at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:03:54 +0000

Google Analytics works, but its stats are kinda opaque when it comes to decipherin'.

Look at your "New Visitors" percentage...

jsid-1203896614-588525  Slashtwo at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:43:34 +0000

1-2 times a day here...

jsid-1203896700-588526  Stormy Dragon at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:45:00 +0000

There's 29 people subscribed to your RSS feed on bloglines.com, which is likely all being treated as a single person by google.

jsid-1203896723-588527  Kevin Baker at Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:45:23 +0000

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"!

jsid-1203898426-588528  Daltonsbriefs at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:13:46 +0000

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.

jsid-1203903128-588531  Kevin Baker at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 01:32:08 +0000

You're welcome, but I'm no more a conservative than John McCain is. Where we differ, however is significant.

jsid-1203907124-588534  Will at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:38:44 +0000

You are #3 in my regular list of blogs to read. On the list for a while, now.

jsid-1203909501-588536  MFH0 at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 03:18:21 +0000

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).

jsid-1203913567-588538  workinwifdakids at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 04:26:07 +0000

I have no comment on anyone else, but I visit your site once or twice per day. OK, three times! But that's IT!

jsid-1203915474-588539  Sebastian at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 04:57:54 +0000

I read you through RSS. I only show up once per post in your stats, for the most part.

jsid-1203921625-588540  Mark at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:40:25 +0000

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.

jsid-1203957159-588546  Dennis at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:32:39 +0000

Kevin, Do you think it has anything to do with your blogs name?

jsid-1203957472-588548  Quentin at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:37:52 +0000

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.

jsid-1203965936-588552  thirdpower at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 18:58:56 +0000

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.

jsid-1203968203-588555  Chris Muir at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:36:43 +0000

Anybody who does a 'Nomad' reference is in the majority!

jsid-1203968370-588556  Stephen R at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:39:30 +0000

We love you Kevvie!

jsid-1203972129-588559  Kevin Baker at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 20:42:09 +0000

Call me "Kevvie" again, and I'll ban you from commenting ever again! ;)

And who knew Chris Muir was a full-fledged Trekker?

jsid-1203972268-588561  HKpistole at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 20:44:28 +0000

I visit every day, 'ceptin weekends.

jsid-1203973964-588563  Drew458 at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:12:44 +0000

I'm back again. What, no new posts?

jsid-1203975825-588565  Kevin Baker at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:43:45 +0000

I have "The Knack," remember? I have to work for a living.

And I have no social skills. :lol:

jsid-1203978019-588567  Kristopher at Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:20:19 +0000

I don't stop here. Including now.

jsid-1203984220-588575  ggt at Tue, 26 Feb 2008 00:03:40 +0000

Well, I don't drop-in on a regular basis, but I do link this site on occassion.

I'm trying to help ;)

jsid-1203984877-588576  Kresh at Tue, 26 Feb 2008 00:14:37 +0000

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!

jsid-1203999851-588591  Mike at Tue, 26 Feb 2008 04:24:11 +0000

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....

jsid-1204036402-588603  ParatrooperJJ at Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:33:22 +0000

I am here every day!

jsid-1204036483-588604  hunkie_polock at Tue, 26 Feb 2008 14:34:43 +0000

I visit you 4 or 5 times daily.

jsid-1204043905-588620  j-man at Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:38:25 +0000

I usually visit every day, but I rarely comment because I drank the kool-aid!

jsid-1204053544-588627  Eagle 1 at Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:19:04 +0000

another daily reader here.

jsid-1204217274-588729  eagletwo at Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:47:54 +0000

I stop in occasionally. That fisking is Great!!

(Google is evil too, just 'cuz there big)

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