Friday, December 22, 2006

Okay, I'm Confused (Like That's News)...

I've been here blogging for less than four days now and according to the little tracking thingy I installed, I've had about 1500 hits on this site so far. What I wanna know is...

How?

How did you people find me? I had several dozen hits in the first few hours I was up, long before any of my friends may have mentioned on their blogs that I was here, also before I sent out mass mailings to those friends and others to tell them about my blog. And yet you came, by the dozens, by the hundreds. Now I'm not complaining, mind you. In fact, I'm thrilled beyond my power to describe that you folks seem interested at all in what I might have to say. But how did you find me?

Please explain.

Oh, and in terms that are idiot-friendly, if possible.

Thanks.

27 comments:

ofmasksandmen said...

I don't know about everyone else, Len, but Mark Evanier sent me!

ofmasksandmen said...

Oh, and my wife tells me that "hits" can be made by search engines that constantly prowl the internet, and those are different than "visits," which are when people actually come to read your blog.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I got here the same way, Evanier has a big mouth. I used to scrutinize the letters pages in all the comics, now I'm reading blogs. I guess it was early training.
- j.b. Canada

Shelly said...

I saw it mentioned on a blog I read regularly and being a fan, I had to come look. Then I subscribed to it. Welcome to the blogosphere. Comics bloggers are prolific and are quick to get the news out.

Elayne said...

I know I saw it mentioned on another blog, either Mark's or Heidi's. Like Shelly said, this is the speed at which things work in the blogosphere. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it's quite efficient.

Tom Galloway said...

Hey, you know where I work...:-)

Seriously, picked it up off someone's blog. And the comics blogosphere is limited enough that once it makes an A-list blog or three, that's all a known party needs to get the word out.

Don't know why you're surprised though; I mean we have been known to, y'know, actually pay money for your writing. :-)

Johnny B said...

Same here, saw the news posted just about everywhere!

By the way, Mr. Wein, since this is the first time I've addressed you before, thanks for those Phantom Strangers and Justice Leagues you wrote back in the 70's. Helped make my teenage years, they did.

I'm such a fanman sometimes...

Anonymous said...

Saw it mentioned on Heidi MacDonald's blog, and also had kept an eye out for you ever since I learned you know my neighbor Barbara Hambly.. I thought, in my mangled metaphor sort of way - how many comic book people can I find in Los Angeles by swinging a dead cat...?

Scott Koblish

M. Robert Turnage said...

I got it from Heidi's "The Beat" and added the RSS feed to my Google Reader. So I don't come to the site, but get to read the posts. I hope this helps and doesn't leave you just scratching your head.

Anonymous said...

I also found you through Mark Evanier's link.

Dave G

rob! said...

Evanier!

Kurt Busiek said...

The way I found your blog was, you told me you were blogging and provided a link.

Well, it was!

kdb

Cory!! said...

It was mentioned on quite a few comics related blogs (I think I saw it on Evanier's blog first). That, and you're famous.

Swamp Thing Prime said...

You're Len Wein. Of course we read anything you write.

Michael A. Burstein said...

Others have said it, but I'll tell you as well -- via Mark Evanier's blog.

Chris said...

Mark Evanier is to blame.

Tegan said...

Mark Evanier for me, I think. Then I linked to it as well. I suspect most of my readers found it on Evanier's site first.

Michael said...

Mark Evanier was where I first saw it, and subscribed to your feed from there.

(I'm one of the CONvergence organizers in Minneapolis, just to give context...)

Neil said...

Yep, Evanier.

Then, yep, as others, I linked it myself. It all happens pretty fast sometimes.

As to hits before you told anyone, search bots could be responsible for some. Others are likely search hits. I've already had a couple specific hits on people doing blog searches for "Len Wein". I bet yours comes up that way, too.

pete doree said...

Hi Len, yep Evanier too!
BTW being in England this is the first I've heard of a Human Target TV show. Tell us all the sordid details: was it like Hasselhoff's Nick Fury? Or was it actually any good?

badMike said...

Looks like everybody came in via Evanier or Heidi. For me it was ... Heidi.

Dave said...

Yep, Mark's to blame. Like that's a surprise. :)

Len Wein said...

To Pete Doree:

The Human Target was a short-lived live action TV series that ran on ABC here in the States in the early '90s. It starred Rick Springfield of "Jesse's Girl" fame as Christopher chance. All things considered, it really wasn't bad.

Dwight Williams, Storyteller said...

Trying to remember which of the people whose blogs I've friendlisted over at my Livejournal blog it was...but it was definitely a referral.

Phillip said...

Mark Evanier!

Anonymous said...

Mark Evanier mentioned it.

I wish I could say I have followed your work more since the seventies. I'm reading many more animation blogs than comics blogs these days.

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