I seem to be getting slammed in the stats by Scalzi's site, for some reason. Go check out my stats there to the left (on the sidebar, ninny) and take a look. Lots of (for me) uniques.
You old-timers here know how I feel about 'traffic'. It makes me nervous. I don't like it. Unless they hit my tip jars, and that ain't likely to happen. Heh.
No, I prefer an intimate dinner party with friends to a bunch of riff-raff any day of the week.
Some bloggers say that, because they are likely never going to get much traffic anyway. I have actively discouraged traffic in the past, and will likely to continue to do so.
I will ban at the drop of an innuendo. Hey, blogger buddies of mine, how do you feel about traffic? I have asked other bloggers to delink me. I have links to me from two big-time bloggers that have huge traffic, and I have gotten readers collaterally from commenting on their sites. I have lots of links from little bloggers (of which I am one) that bring me the occasional visitor.
I suspect that most of the little bloggers that 'know' me have a blogroll for the same reason I do: so they can go to those blogs and read them with no muss or fuss. Oh, and to Whoever You Are, thanks for the $50. It finally got released by Amazon to my bank today. It'll come in handy.
I used to comment all over the place, until I realized that opinions are like assholes, I are one. And that people from there would follow me here, and I could not abide most of them. Remember the Bacon Eating Atheist Jew? He was kinda fun for awhile, but his mindset had set like quick-drying cement, and I got tired of his tiresome sloganeering and supercilious smirking. Atheist are smarter than you, in case your tiny Christian minds haven't figured that out yet. Damned God-botherers.
Anyway, I'm just starting to ramble, here, so I'll stop.