Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Chuck for" Published?!

Hey, I know I'm just a little blog scribbler, with some loyal readers from Oregon, some scattered around the nation, and a handful of internationals, so it always surprises me to find myself linked to by some one of the big guys in an article, BlueOregon today (thanks),TRex on FiredogLake last week, and Jon Swift the week before, and that does up my readership numbers. That is appreciated, but big readership numbers aren't an ego thing with me (fortunately, since I don't have them) but some recognition also helps keep away a feeling that this is just an exercise in ego - talking to hear myself talk.

I check the sitemeter for details when I have some time, I like to know where my readers live and what interests them. Imagine my surprise to find someone linking in from Reuters, so I went there to see what was up, well, knock me down with a feather, I was up. Published on
Reuters. That made me really curious, so I checked Blogburst to see where I'd been published.
Starting 8/14/07 Reuters had me up 7 times and USA Today once. That answered a couple questions I'd had, like why I was getting title specific hits without searches and why my readership had suddenly grown and grown more international.

I appreciate the attention, I try to do a good job of writing for our amusement and edification (I learn by finding things to write about and by taking them apart) and it is important to note that much of the reason I do this is because people I respect like some of my stuff. And the loyal band that keeps coming around counts.

Thanks for stopping by


Carla said...

Wow! This is awesome!

And to think I can say..."..I knew you when..."


Steve Culley said...

There comes a time in life when the hair turns white, the hearing goes, the gut gets bigger and self doesn't matter much. If you have kids and grandkids who are going to be here after you and you care about them you get involved and hope you can change things for the better.

Chuck Butcher said...

I don't think I'm getting famous, Carla, if I do, I guess I'll still hang with the regular folks.

Steve, you've got it right, I like construction because something is left behind me that is important. Our ideas and principles are the other thing that lives on, whether in writings or just through being absorbed.

Jeff Alworth said...

I suspect that, like most bloggers, while fame and money would be nice, the main thing is the dialogue. The reason we check our traffic is to see that we're being heard.

You deserve the traffic and you have always had my ear.

Chuck Butcher said...

Wow, thanks Jeff, that's a darn nice thing to say.

Jeff Alworth said...

And now that you have my ear, tell me what residents of your district are going to say about Greg Walden's vote on S-CHIP today. I'm really fascinated to know how this is playing in rural Oregon.

Chuck Butcher said...

A whole lot more of you "urban" folks tell me what you're thinking than the rural folks. The county party meeting tonight may shed some light, but heck, we already didn't like Greg. My line of work doesn't include a whole lot or public contact.