Saturday, December 1, 2007

All hail the sitemeter!

So I got one o' them sitemeter thingys. I've always been a little wary of doing that, because it feels a little like spying, but Sisyphus' post about weird Google search strings amused me so much that I couldn't resist.

Thus far, I have learned two things: having a sitemeter makes you click on your own site a great deal more often than you normally would; and this blog is on the first page of results if you Google "The Woman's Prize." (Just as an experiment, I then Googled the title and author of the Work That Is the Subject of Huge Chunks of My Dissertation, My Forthcoming Article, and Multiple Conference Papers, and this site doesn't come up until page 3. Which is a little ironic, as I've only read "The Woman's Prize" once and have no plans to revisit it, but I guess it's as things should be, as I'm trying not to make my RL identity too obvious.)

In other news: One more week of classes to go! (And then a whole hell of a lot of grading, but I'm trying not to think about that.) Also, both of my lit classes said they wanted to have a peer editing day for the final papers when I asked them, so yay -- thirty minutes of instant lesson plan! Plus, there will be film clips.


dance said...

I avoid my site stats the same way I avoid RMP and would avoid a job-wiki.

Fretful Porpentine said...

Hmm, this doesn't strike me as nearly as scary as RMP, but perhaps I haven't gotten to the scary part yet.

dance said...

Fear of being obsessed, not fear of the stats themselves.

Similarly, I am not afraid to read bad comments on RMP--just afraid to become obsessed with checking it.

Renaissance Girl said...

I'm really, really curious about the Sitemeter thingy, but the setup process looks like it will take longer than 5 seconds, so I will read others' accounts of Sitemeter joy with some jealousy.

Fretful Porpentine said...

Oh, it was pretty easy to install, and I'm not the sort of person who does technical stuff at all well.