I don’t normally write about blogging. I suppose I’m afraid that it will make me go blind or something, but the ten thousandth visitor to this site is a something of a big deal for me, so I’m willing to make an exception and risk it. I have decided to celebrate the occasion with the official OSOTM* 10 000th VISITOR BIG PRIZE GIVE-AWAY [trumpet fanfare].

But how on earth could I possibly identify the winner? Well, I just happen to have some seriously sophisticated tracking software at my disposal, so it’s pretty easy. We’re not just talking about Mickey Mouse stuff like IP addresses and so forth. I know more about you than Microsoft does. I know what you had for breakfast. I know what colour your underwear is. I know when there is a nasty link between the two. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a tiny bit, but I do know that my 10 000th visitor was routed here via an ISP in Albany, California.

Consequently, I will be sending a letter of congratulation to the mayor of that fine city, along with an autographed picture of my more interesting tattoos.

* No, this is not a Blogger verification word – it’s the official ICANN acronym for the Other Side of the Mountain. Use at own risk.


27 thoughts on “Myriad

  1. Congrats on the 10 000 hits KN. I’m about to hit 1000. You may have to lend me your software though… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Nice pics too of ‘Little Women’. Which little woman are you?


  2. Dammit, I was 10030 – surely that and the fact that I am a loyal, faithful reader must count for SOMETHING!???
    KN you posted this at 09h31 – you really don’t work do you? Don’t feel bad, Tertia and I also pretend.


  3. Woo hoo! Well done!
    Now, there is something about being at my parents’ that means I actually appear to be visiting from the US. Don’t forget to take that into account when you decide on the winner.
    Also don’t forget we’re fighting the same “long live proper grammar” fight. I wouldn’t want to have to turn on you because you didn’t send me a picture of your tattoos.
    You’ve been warned.


  4. del: Thanks! Iโ€™m the good-looking one, naturally.

    spookie: Cheer up, the millionth visitor prize will be up for grabs in no time.

    bee: You cut me deep, Shrek. Reeeal deep! Iโ€™ll have you know that I rarely do work โ€“ I mean really do work.

    anne: How about as a consolation prize, I send you a pic of my less interesting tattoos?

    nomad: Probably just as well. I donโ€™t think my budget would have been able to stretch further than a ticket from Salt River station.

    michelle: Cโ€™mon, you know you want to. All the cool kids are doing it!


  5. You’re the one in the frilly hat, aren’t you?
    I only started using a stat counter very recently so I don’t have a clue where things really stand. So congrats on having a clue!

    hcpbit – Czek cousin of the Hobbit


  6. You made me blush when you mentioned how much you know about your loyal readers. To assuage your guilt, you can send me photos of tattoos or even photos without tattoos. I’m an easily satisfied customer.


  7. terri: Who says I’m even in the photos? Someone had to take them, didn’t they?

    andrea: And you made me blush with that whole “…easily satisfied customer…” bit. Lost my whole train of thought – what was the question again?

    chitty: 9999? Bummer, dude. If you’d just hit your refresh button at the right moment…


  8. I think if you redo the figures and use the handy-dandy conversion chart (SA to US), you’ll find that I was also the 10,000 visitor. Oh, that’s because in Ohio, we can’t count very well. =) I love the period portraits for the new play – they lend such a wonderful feel to it all.


  9. I agree with itisthequestion – detecting a little envy re the piercing and tattoo?? So why don’t the 3 of you do a group picture and put us all out of our misery?


  10. you have a tattoo! lol. scar marks from marriage slaps don’t count ๐Ÿ™‚

    congrats on being such a popular blogger dude. i would have been 10 000th – i just know it – but i have been busy attending to a piercing which i really do have ๐Ÿ˜‰


  11. KN: Dude I meant to ask you… the guy getting his back shaved on the Masque website… not you perhaps? Or perhaps you are trying to have the tattoo removed!
    Oh…uh… following Ekapa’s lead, “love bites” do not count as tattoos.


  12. livewire: My humblest apologies Captain McG. You could always to move to Albany and run for mayor.

    IITQ: Jealous? Moi? Never! Jumping on the bandwagon? Hell, yes!

    scott: “…toilet vomit hat…” LOL. Definitely worth a prize. I’ll send you a password for a week’s free access to

    buddess: Oh behave!

    ekapa: All my marriage-related scars are psychological, so no worries on that score.

    chitty: The guy in the Masque photo is in the present production (which ends this coming Saturday). They’ll probably update their website with the new shows sometime next week.

    lyn: You’re alive! Were you abducted by aliens? Hmm… maybe you wouldn’t remember. Do you have gaps in your memory? Is it uncomfortable when you sit down?


  13. Thank gawd I was wearing my best broeks, the ones without the holes. Or the frayed elastic.

    I want that software – or are you lying??

    And btw, Bee is right. We v rarely actually Work. But lets be real here, surely its enough just pitching up for work at all? I’ve never got that whole ‘work ethic’ thing.

    But then again, I am not big on ethics.

    See, I’ve turned this comment into an all about me thing. I *love* me.

    Seriously though, share that software dude. Immediately.


  14. shoot – now I have to go meet and make friends with the mayor of Albany, if indeed there IS a mayor of Albany. How ’bout just sending the pics straight to me – you know it was me… well, either me or Lunasea…
    wspypjhy – that wispy high kinda feeling you get when you first put on your pjs.


  15. tj: “Dear Mr Kyknoord Your letter has been forwarded the the relevant authorities…”

    anduin: Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Love yours, too.

    tertia: Share my secrets? Never! Never, I say! BTW you should wear the ones with the hearts more often.

    beastarzmom: I’ll tell the mayor to set an extra place for tea.


  16. angel: Only a matter of time. I’m seriously thinking about putting a paypal button in the sidebar for tattoo pics. Could be a real money-spinner. Things are looking a bit blurry, but otherwise okay.

    anon: Bless you. The effort is appreciated.


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