Sometimes when I’m feeling unnoticed and convinced no one actually reads my website anymore, only the discussion board, I find nifty little things like this:
“On a related note, you may be interested in this website: All Things Philosophical on BtVS and AtS, which I always go to after I’ve watched an episode of Buffy/Angel. ”
“Thanks for that link to the “All Things Philosophical on BtVS and AtS” I just wasted an hour of my life there and look forward to wasting some more there later. ”
My counter program (www.TheCounter.com) gives me the URL’s of sites that refer to my site. Sometimes I can find random people like this talking about my website, usually in a nice way, and it give me a happy.
Then again, there’s stuff like this:
“There But For the Grace of God
Let he who is without 500 board games cast the first stone, but where exactly is the line between academic analysis and irredeemable geekiness? Because from where I sit, this site has catapulted beyond it. I’m just not quite sure in which direction.”
Sticks and stones, children. But being called a geek never hurt me.