Wednesday, 29 July 2009

All is Vanity

I founded this blog on 19 January. It took me ten days to add a statcounter. So, I've been keeping a tally for exactly 6 months. During that time, the site has clocked up 15,560 hits from 90+ different countries. The best day was last Monday, 27 July, with 235 hits. The most popular posts have been those on Housman's 'Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries' and MacDiarmid's 'Another Epitaph...'. By 'popular' I mean unpopular. The post titled 'French Brothels in Wartime' has also attracted a surprising amount of traffic, much of which seems to have been searching only for 'French brothels'. I would like to think that those unsuspecting visitors found more than they'd bargained for in my racy discussion of John Allen Wyeth's radical use of the sonnet form.

To all readers of the blog, whatever your reasons for coming here: many thanks!


  1. I found a flurry of hits on my blog when I mentioned a book called 'BDSM Military Fantasies', with which a rather more *hem* elevated book had been sharing shelf space at Waterstones...

  2. my neglected blog, Singing With the Boys, has had some rather startling search queries