I see you hitting my RSS feed with your aggregators, friends, all four of you. There’s one Windows FeedDemon user, one Linux Firefox LiveBookmarks user, and two Mac NetNewsWire users. I call you friends because I think maybe I know you, or maybe you know me, from out there in the interwebs. I see you in my logs daily, each of you coming in from your respective IP address, day in and day out, week after week, month after month.
Update: more careful inspection of the logs show 3 feed subscribers through Bloglines, and 3 subscribers through NewsGatorOnline. Welcome! I didn’t see you earlier, because Bloglines and NewsGatorOnline only hit my feed once on behalf of all of you. You got lost in the spambot noise until I looked through the logs with a fine tooth comb and a magnifying glass.
There is also one Google Reader user. Thanks for the feedback, dude!
There are also some regular web visitors from IBM. I can tell because of the repeat hits from a few IBM campus subdomains over the last months. Y’all started visiting since just after Rails Day 2006, which speaks volumes, by the way. Yet you’re still more difficult to profile than my other visitors (in the IP address and user agent sense of “profile.”)
Are you always the same few IBMers with a few different computer types on your desks, coming back every few weeks? Or are you a new set of different IBMers each time, with a different random sample of computer types? Cuz, you know, your user agent is all over the map.
You’re all coming from the same three or four IBM campuses, so maybe you know each other? Do you all discuss my lame posts so far?
But those curious details don’t really matter, do they? That’s not what’s important about you visiting.
Speaking to all of you readers, IBMers and non-IBMers alike: What would you like to see me post about? Why do you visit my site? What brought you here in the first place? Would you like to see more of that, or are you interested in anything else? That’s what I’d really like to know.
Help me make this weblog worth your time. There’s a comment box below this weaving screed.