Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hello? Hello? Anyone there?

I clicked on my profile yesterday to find that there were over 1000 profile viewings listed. 1000! That's a lot of views.

Now, I'd say about 523 of those were me checking to see how many views there had been. And probably about 100 or so would be my blog mate Andy navigating from my comments on his site. But that still leaves over 300 unaccounted for. Who are you guys? Are you coming to the blog? Hello? Is anyone there?

If you've stopped by today, leave a comment to let me know you've been here. Even if it's just to say, "Hello". Or "I'm here". Or "You're a dickwad" or whatever. I don't mind.

The bigger question here, however, is why would I possibly care how many times my profile had been viewed? Really, why? I know I shouldn't. I mean, I didn't start this blog to get a following. And yet, now that the numbers have gone up, I find myself wishing for more. Like I want people to read what I'm writing. Is that totally narcissistic or just self-validation? Or just the human need to communicate. Answers on a postcard please.

Or in the comments section.

11 comments:

Vincent Waller said...

To answer your question from over at John's... I love that fucking book its full of all kinds goodies and art.

Bitter Animator said...

Cool, thanks for the answer. Going to order it now. I'm a Hanna Barbera freak but just needed the opinion from someone into animation to tip me over the edge. Cheers!

Camari Xela said...

>>>Completely off topic but does anyone know if that Hanna Barbera Treasury book is any good?<<<<

Just like Mr Waller said, it visually stunning an amazing. More than I expected. ANd it has neat little features inside, aside from the graphic work i mentioned.

i bought this book for me dad for christmas, and later found out in the animation show forum there was an error in the printing of the book. i didn't notice it myself, but here's some info

[http://www.animationshow.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3740]

Adam H said...

Heya....

I'm a regular reader of your blog, which I found through the comments on John K's....

"Bitter animator, hey that sounds like me! *Click* "

I work in animation (flash animation for a game company) too & I'm already a 23 year old bitter son of a bitch.

The beer & pizza panel made my new years.

If you haven't checked it out yet, I'm confident you'll enjoy chris harding's We The Robots.

Anyway, greetings from Chicago from one of the ghost readers you're looking for. Keep on blogging the bile! See you around.

Cheers,
Adam

Mitch Leeuwe said...

Hey B.A. I sometimes view you're blog but never said hello. So... Hello!

You're one of the bloggers that post often and it's fun and interesting to read. Keep it up :)

You should take a counter on you're blog, then you have a better idea of how many people come to you're site. I have a counter.. But it's doing kinda strange, someway it counts my IP/visits again (need to fix that).

Andy J. Latham said...

Well you know I read your stuff, but I'll say hello again anyway!

If you want to see who is looking at your blog and where in the world they are, use Google Analytics.

Bitter Animator said...

Thanks for the comments all!

Lou Lou Belle said...

Hello, Hello

I'm an art student, i found you via Cold Hard Flash, you're very funny, i'll drop by again.

Bobby Pontillas said...

I just found this blog thru your post at Cartoon Brew. Hilarity is why I'm diggning through the archives. Alot of stuff I can relate to.

Betül said...

one of your profile views is me! and I loved his blog! :)

Betül said...

his=this :)