Wednesday, February 07, 2007

St. Blog's Neighborhood Watch Program

With the recent flyby blog-views from China, I have decided we need a St. Blog's Neighborhood Watch Program. If a member notices a rash of suspicious hits from an un-named communist countries that seek to "purify" the Internet, the member can post the sign.

This will let the un-wanted visitors know that they are being watched. (I don't know if un-wanted visitors actually exist, but the kind you would prefer just give you the hit count and then hit the road.)
If a fellow member is noticeably absent for some time, the rest of the St. Blog's can probably put together some semblance of a search team. The "absent" criteria is tricky though, since many of the members may also belong to the B-Team bloggers and may go for days without posting. So an algorithm has been devised to monitor the average number of hits on the member's sitemeter stat page, since no blogger lets a 2-3 hours, let alone days, pass without checking their stats.
So, if you blog about politics, communism, liturgy, conspiracy theories or are just plain paranoid, and you pay way too much attention to your blog stats; this program may be for you.
First they came for the Invertebrates, and I said nothing. Then they came for the creatures of the sea, and I said nothing. Then they came for the Crawly Amphibians and I protested, but there was no one left to link to my articles.

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