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October 4, 2004

While I Juggle

I've much about which I'd like to blog, but little time to blog it. All I can do, for now, is promise that I'll try my hardest to stop in and post entries throughout the evening.

In the meantime, be sure to take a look at my career-milestone piece on National Review Online, about the American Bar Association's (apparent) anti-religious maneuvering.

Drat! I'd wondered why my weekend Web stats according to Site Meter looked so pitiful. I guess when the Into the Ether miniblog on my sidebar is down, everything below (and even some stuff above) takes a long time to load. That means that the Site Meter button probably never loaded for some people, therefore not counting them.

This — for all you who are new to the ins and outs of the blogosphere — is why free statistics that are based on an image placed on the page aren't the best measure of traffic, even for comparing blogs that use the same system. Some blogs, I've noticed, put the stat button everywhere — in comment boxes, in trackback boxes, and so on — to inflate their numbers.

I've moved the button up. We'll see what happens.

Posted by Justin Katz at October 4, 2004 4:13 PM
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Congratulations, Justin!

Posted by: Ben Bateman at October 4, 2004 5:05 PM

A piece on National Review online ! How huge is that ? Are you on your way to becoming an official staff writer for them now ? Will we see you on 'The Corner' ?

Some of our differences aside, it's nice to see someone get the break they deserve. Congratulations.

P.S. And btw, I'm in agreement with the content of your National Review piece.

Posted by: Mark Miller at October 5, 2004 8:18 AM

Congratulations! They always completely ignore me. Well, I've only submitted them something twice........

Posted by: ELC at October 5, 2004 9:29 AM

Thanks, all. Questions of what I deserve aside, I have to say that the readers of the blog have managed to make success as a writer seem a much shorter jump.

ELC: a couple of years ago, I submitted so many unsolicited manuscripts to NR that one of the editorial assistants emailed me to suggest I try pitching my articles first. I gave up, and about a year later, things started happening. They've been slow, but even slow is progress.

Posted by: Justin Katz at October 5, 2004 11:46 PM