Friday, 10 June 2011
"Now no-one's knocked upon my door, for a thousand years or more..."
Bloody hell. I don't know what's going on in my own personal experience of the Blogosphere... but it's become awfully quiet. All blogged up and nowhere to go.
I've noticed there has been a fall-off in the visitor figures over the past month or so. Now, usually there is a fall-off when it comes to the end of May/start of June, and it picks up a couple of months later, but this is nearly like back to last year. I assume it has something to do with people going on holidays, or students not having free computer access (mental note: do not slag off students again).
Anyway, whatever it is, it has been quiet lately. Even a coveted link on the old Slugger a week or so back didn't see an increase in traffic to any reasonable extent... but what can you do?
Anyway, I have long accepted that Gombeen Nation is never going to be the most popular blog in Ireland, but the great thing is that it comes up in searches pretty well. Tap in any subject close to our hearts - or that of our adversaries - and there it is. That gives it a certain voice.
And a voice is important. Throughout so many other parts of the Third World, progressive blogging is a counter-culture phenomenon. In Ireland though, that does not seem to be the case. Many could just as easily be party political blogcasts - with a bit more orthodoxy thrown in. The difference is...
Don't worry, however. Domestically popular or not, Gombeen Nation is here to stay.
With less frivolous posts to come. Promise.
Sure what else have I to do?
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Posted by The Gombeen Man at Friday, June 10, 2011