I have been trawling my figures again.
Since this site started, I have had 271,381 page views.
I have written 251,656 words, not including this page.
Do you realise what that means?
Each visitor had only read one word. Or if you want to be really pedantic – 1.07838 words each.
I don’t know how you read .07838 of a word, but that is beside the point.
Now this really pisses me off. I have sweated over the last nineteen months, pouring my heart out and spending sleepless nights worrying over syntax and spelling, and you bastards only read one word.
This has got to stop. I would beg you to at least read two words, as the meaning of the writing may be lost otherwise.
The other thing that worries me, is which word is it that people are reading? If they pick the wrong word they could get entirely the wrong impression. If the word they choose is ‘fuck’, they could get the wrong impression altogether. That is a word that has to be taken in context. If they take the word ‘me’ they could assume that this is the work of a narcissistic egotistical bastard who can only talk about myself. On the other hand, they may choose the word ‘you’ in which case they assume that it’s about anything but me.
Now if any of you claim that you read more than one word, I won’t believe you. Because, if you read more than one word, then statistically others aren’t reading any at all, which is silly.
So do us both a favour.
Read at least two words.
Otherwise I won’t bother writing any more….