Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Meet your fellow Philocritics.
In spite of my two-week hiatus in August, traffic — and new links! — kept on coming. Thanks this month to new links from United Church of Christ seminarian Chuck Currie (whom I'm embarrassed to have discovered only recently), Social Gospel Today ("Dedicated to providing a social gospel perspective on political, ethical, and spiritual issues" — a noble calling), and Becca's I'm Smiling 'Cause I'm Scared As Hell (what can I say?!).
But now for the fun part. I think it's time to find out a little bit about regular and semi-regular readers of this site:
Yes, that's right. It's the first in a series of occasional polls to help me and you learn a bit more about the community of Philocritics. If you'd like, you can also answer the following questions in the comments. (Because I'm more interested in your answers than in robbing you of the cloak of readerly anonymity, you don't need to leave a full name or a real e-mail address in answering the question. Use a first name or initials, and the same name @ philocritics.com for the e-mail address.)
Questions: How old are you? Are you an active participant in a religious group? And what's your gender? (Bonus question: Have you ever met Philocrites in person?)
Finally, the monthly site statistics report: 3,801 unique visitors, 11,827 visits (a record). Meanwhile, over at Coffee Hour, the new Unitarian Universalist group blog hosted on this site, traffic has really surged. Thanks in part to a mention in Beliefnet's "Best Spiritual Blogs" article, unique visitors at Coffee Hour jumped from 484 in July to 852 in August.
And the first quarter of my very modest alliance with Google's Adsense program and Amazon's Associates program has generated a modest but much appreciated income. It costs you nothing, but whenever you click one of the small Google ads or buy something from Amazon after clicking over to amazon.com from this site, I make a few pennies. (Approximately $0.33 a day, actually.) The revenue will pay for the cost of this site this year. Thanks to all of you for your visits.
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 1 September 2004 at 8:27 AM