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May 21, 2010 5:00 PM   Subscribe

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In honor of my 1,000th visitor, I am re-posting a philosophy blog I started in December. It's changed considerably since its inception—a different address, some more comments (as opposed to zero when I first posted), and I've been so graciously featured on a fellow blogger's page. And, most importantly, 1,000 more visitors (most of that is probably spam, but I don't care!) Please tell me if there's anything important missing from it, or anything I could do differently.

If you've had the misfortune to read some of my AskMe posts, you know that I am planning on going into philosophy permanently, so obviously, I want you to comment on it. I'm trying to write on a range of topics (the tags are at the bottom), so there's something for everyone, I hope.

My ultimate goal is to submit to the Philosophers' Carnival!
posted by lhude sing cuccu (7 comments total)

It's well written. Not exactly my subject matter of choice these days, but you're writing is good. Where are you getting your visitor numbers from?

Just so you know, those can be wildly inaccurate. I get one number if I do my own parsing of logs, I get another number from google, and yet another number from my own CMS. There's a factor of 10 difference between one set.

There's also unique visitors, vs. return, etc. If you're getting comments your probably getting more visitors than you think.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:13 AM on May 22, 2010

I know it's not counting myself, because Wordpress told me so itself. I'd like to know who's subscribing to it (Google Webmaster tells me I have two subscribers and Wordpress tells me I have four). Plus there's a lot of visitors coming in from unknown referrers.

...So I'm sure there's a lot of strange stuff going on.
posted by lhude sing cuccu at 12:02 PM on May 22, 2010

Yay! I remember a question you asked here last year, and I'm glad you've kept up on the blog. Reminds me that I should post more to my own...
posted by dreamyshade at 3:36 PM on May 23, 2010

Well, my aim isn't so much to make it applicable to everyday life (i.e., I'm never going to mention Obama in a post, ever), as it is to prepare for graduate school. I'm not trying to convince you that you should be interested in justified belief, so much as to write out my own ideas and others' ideas. You're right though, my writing does get really vague too often.

And I knew that sentence wasn't going to end well, even while I was writing it!
posted by lhude sing cuccu at 2:03 PM on May 24, 2010

I came here to post what doublehappy did. The writing needs work.
posted by phrontist at 9:26 PM on May 24, 2010

Just to be sure, do you mean every post or the first one? I know the first one is kind of crappy. I think it gets better at least by the third post down, but do you mean other too, specifically?
posted by lhude sing cuccu at 5:59 AM on May 25, 2010

Good. Good.
Oh, I won't deny that I'm probably that arrogant first-year student. But no one here is saying I think I'm a lot smarter than I actually am. I know I wrote too forcefully for my own good a while ago just to sound like I knew what I was talking about, and I've resolved to stop pulling that stuff.
Some good advice, though, and I really should keep A. and B. in mind more often.
posted by lhude sing cuccu at 1:36 PM on May 25, 2010

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