Thursday, October 12, 2006
the price of popularity?
Apparently, it's about in the range of 8-15 bucks a month.
Thanks to people googling / linking this blog for a number of reasons, including current stuff such as Infernal Affairs vs The Departed; music via my podcasts, and a link on a popular Japanese BBS because of an obscure article I wrote on teaching in Japan & a Russian military school, you all have done the unbelievable:
You've actually caused my ISP to shutdown my hosting because the amount of traffic has exceeded my monthly allowance by more than 100% (I'm allocated 1GB in traffic a month, and with about 17 days left in the month, I've already exceed about 2.5GB).
Lucky for me, I can use Flickr to host my pics t for now. I <3 Flickr.
When I first started this blog back in 2001, it had the mere intentions of being one part daily journal, and one part "get to know me" thing for the leadership team at UW AACF I was a part of. Since then, it's evolved to include some personal & creative writing, some media reviews, and my thoughts about current events, especially those concerning Asia / Asian America / Asian Americans.
Now this site averages about 80-100 visits a day, some from around the world...
I try to not let that fact weird me out too much, 'cause the thought of 80 different folks in the world actually following my daily life seems laughably bizarre, considering how nonchalant and anti-social I tend to be in "real life".
While I loathe to actually address the topic of "this blog", it's occurred to me that perhaps this blog needs an FAQ (which I've never written until now). So a list of Frequently Asked Questions I always get about this blog via e-mail / IM, etc:
i wish i could write like you. thanks for giving me this way to get to know you better and to stay connected w/ cc.
kboy75 = mental diarrhea
heh = online porta-potty
i used to have a disclaimer, one of the clause being, something to the effect of, if you don't know what i'm talking about you probably weren't meant to so don't ask.
feel free to drop by anytime! BTW, your site is very cool. I wish I was as creative as you are in updating the "theme" quite regularly.
"online porta-potty"... you should patent them term! ;)
I've always wondered where you got the name from. I was slightly feeling better about my "con-science" mispelling until I read your explanation. XDPost a Comment