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Robots - Spiders - Or Real People??

Posted on March 25, 2012

Hi Everyone (who is not a Robot or Spider),

I'd like to start with an apology for letting the dust settle on this blog for so long.  After the flurry of activity that followed my last CD release, I sort of retreated back into my little hermit world.  I'd had enough of talking about myself and my music for awhile. Just wanted to give it a rest.

So today I decided to blow the dust off the usage stats section of my web site admin tool, expecting  to see that my daily visit average had likely dwindled to a figure I could count on one hand. To my surprise, it has actually risen since my hiatus, to upwards of 75 to 100 unique visits a day. 

Now I'm not naive, I know that a site just needs to simply exist in order for the bots and web crawlers to create unique visits.  But I can also see a lot of kilobytes of music being streamed to what I'm assuming are human ears.  This gives me a great deal of pleasure - any musician will tell you that's what it's all about.  People aren't inclined to actually shell out a buck for a song these days, but you'd at least like to think someone might have given it a listen.

So what I'm trying to figure out is - if I actually have that many visitors, why do I still feel stranded in my own little hermitdom?  Can't anyone actually drop me a line to say Something/Anything (to borrow from the great Todd Rundgren)?  Click that Guestbook link on the menu and send a note. Tell me you listened to my music and you thought it sucked (if that's what you thought, or any other actual thoughts).  Tell me you read a Song Story and found it boring (or interesting, get the idea).  Give me some suggestions about what you'd like to see (or not see) on the web site. Or just say "Hi".  If you're uncomfortable with a Guestbook entry, click the little Twitter icon on the Home page and drop me a Tweet.

Well, that's all for now - I promise to rejoin the blogosphere with more frequent visits.  Some upcoming topics will include the half dozen songs that have written themselves in my dreams and will be forming the basis for my next musical project.

Ciao for Now,