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Declining Relevancy


Here’s some more webstats for this blog. That September 1st peak is when Gustav made landfall, and it’s been downhill ever since. Apparently I need another hurricane to boost my readership.

I’m joking of course. Actually I have been reflecting lately on what I’m doing here. I see this as a primarily selfish enterprise. I like sharing aspects of my life with the world. I enjoy getting feedback on what I write, especially thoughtful feedback that challenges me in a friendly fashion. I’m glad if other people can get something out of it. But at the end of the day, I’m writing for me. I am writing for my future self. I am my own number one fan. I’ve kept a journal off and on for thirty years now, and this blog is the latest iteration of that compulsion. Writing publicly adds value for me, but if I couldn’t write publicly I’d do it privately.

So I try not to pay too much attention to webstats, but they are fun to look at.

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  1. I subscribe through an aggregator, so I don’t show up. I was pointed here by the late Jim Hurd, post Katrina, but I’ve continued to follow you because you’re an interesting guy. Try to avoid hurricanes.

  2. Don’t quit blogging, B. I always enjoy your posts.

  3. Julie Julie

    As you may recall I was raised near Jeff Davis and Iberville many years ago. As a “senior citizen” now living in GA I depend on this blog as a wonderful way to keep in touch. I love your postings about the area and your beautiful family (especially the pictures). I would be very disappointed if I didn’t have to look at each day.

  4. Sherry Sherry


    Please do not stop blogging — I began reading you after Katrina, following a link from Michael Homan. Your blogs have been the impetus for many a dinner-table conversation at our house, Xy sounds wonderful and your daughter is a delight for all.

    Sherry in Israel

  5. Senor Chubba Senor Chubba

    Mr B.Rox.
    As a local NOLA person, the post-hurricane evac catchup plus the change in weather has made it harder for me to check this blog as often as I used to. I guess life is just getting in the way! Maybe that’s everyone else’s excuse as well..

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