Monday, January 12, 2009

Bloglines hates me.

I don't know what the hell is going on here. Well, first of all, I'm doped up from a recent injury, so I don't know what's going on at all. Yes, go ahead and laugh because I'm in pain. But when I get repaired, I'll accept the award Monster sent me.

First of all, that anyone reads this crap that I write is a testament to our diversity as a profession. Yes, a testament to our diversity. President-elect Obama, feel free to use that in your inauguration speech. A week or so ago, Jessamyn linked here (thank you, yes, I will send you something soon) and my subscriber count went from 477 to 600 in a week.

Woo-hoo! Take that LISNews for not voting me one of the top blogs to read in 2009. I don't need you! Oh, who am I kidding, I can never stay mad at you, LISNews. Come here and give me a hug. Mmmmm. You smell nice. Hey, watch those hands, mister... I'm not that kind of girl. ...Okay, I am that kind of girl.

But then the count drops back down to 458. Now, I'm not crying because that's still a lot of people, or voles or katydids or whatever is out there on the Internets. But seriously, to go from 477 to 600 to 458 in eight days is a wild ride. I bought a bunch of cool stuff from all the new ad revenue I was expecting; now, how am I supposed to feed this panther?

And it seems to be Bloglines' fault. Their count went from 209 to 77. The Google count remained about the same. What this means (I think) is that the older Bloglines users don't dig the.effing.librarian's vibe. They signed in and signed out faster than Roland Burris getting turned away from the Senate. Okay, maybe not that bad; at least they gave me a chance to prove myself. At which I failed.

Anyway, you cool people are still here. That's 458 people who don't think I'm a complete ass. Or do think I'm a complete ass, but like their blogs asseriffic. Anyway, thanks. My computer no longer looks like a green dragon, so it's time for me to take more medicine.