Are Blog Stats valid?

I just passed 500 hits. Now, many of the first couple of hundred are just me browsing without being logged in (this is my home page, and the cookies weren’t being kept for a while there…).

The number goes up by about 10–15 a day, but I didn’t think I had anyone reading this? Surely it’s not being hit by Google and friends that often, is it?

If you’re a regular visitor, drop a comment and let me know 😀

Thanks Matt and WordPress crew!

Sterling job, guys.  I didn’t expect WordPress.com to be sending people in on Easter break to fix web servers, but you’ve put it back online quickly and without fuss—for a free service, this is excellent!

Cheers, and I hope you still had a happy Easter break.

New blog stuff, and issues

[MJL20060330: UPDATE: — This is a blog entry about adding Categories to Blogger, and a problem I encountered. Since migrating to WordPress, I no longer need to do these crufty hacks, as this feature is built-in. Compare this post with it’s Blogger original if you’re interested]

I’ve recently added blogging tags to my blog, courtesy of Userscripts.org and Greasemonkey for Firefox.

Unfortunately, it (or the way I’ve put it in my template) appears to have a conflict with Flickr’s BlogThis feature, such that the image citations are hidden when the posting is viewed… not sure what’s causing it or how to fix yet.

So, if you’re the owner of some flickr photo’s that I’ve blogged and wonder where the citations are, then I’m sorry, they get hidden as soon as I tag my post, and I’m working on how to restore them. In the mean-time, clicking the picture does still take viewers to your page, so they can view the actual owner details from there.

?? New template doesn’t work ??

New del.icio.us rolls do not appear at right-hand side of this site, even though they did in Preview? Strange. Maybe it’s a blogger glitch? See what happens in a few days, I suppose…

UPDATE: 2006-03-20 12:45 — Not a glitch. Strange behaviour when I commented the del.icio.us block in the template. It seems that the comment block wasn’t terminated? Odd. Fixed by removing my comments. This is sub-optimal, but works at least.

Organising my bookmarks

I’ve added the new “tag roll” and “link roll” to the right in this blog’s template. Looks great, but examining my tags reveals I’m a bit disorganised, huh?

That’s nothing, you should check out my tags in Flickr. Definitely could do with some improvement there.

Tags are a great idea. The trouble is, I’m uncertain how best to use them. That is, what are the best tag words to attach to a link or photo so that I can find the right one again? How can I best group my del.icio.us tags into Bundles to facilitate research? Should I even try?

I guess only experience will help. So I’ll keep persevering :-). Also, since tags are social, looking at how other people have tagged their stuff could be instructive too.