April 02, 2009

Who are you?

I am so not trying to be rude or unappreciative but... my stats counter is kind of going nuts and when I looked to see from where these readers came, it said "rpc blogrolling".

Anyone? Beuller? Anyone?

Can someone shed some light?

Hey, and feel free to come back. I'm just wondering... who sent you here?

Thanks!

Posted by Boudicca at April 2, 2009 08:56 PM
Comments

Bob---my lost fart husband of now 31 years...

Posted by: joyce at April 2, 2009 09:29 PM

Joyce- You came as 'unknown', but I could tell it was you as it said TX. These folks are coming from all over and it has this rpc blogrolling thing. I don't know if someone has me linked of if I've become a quiet spam magnet???

BTW, I love your scrabble conversations.

Posted by: Bou at April 2, 2009 09:33 PM

Hunh. I usually get about 225 hits a day. I'd say 3/4 of it is google and attributed to the fact I've been blogging for 5 years. (Lots of Google Fodder...)

Tonight I'm way the hell over 300 and I have no idea who they are or why they're here and I'd surely like to thank SOMEONE...

Posted by: Bou at April 2, 2009 09:41 PM

I get a few of those, I looked them up there's a site at reddit.com that is a compiler and it's called rpc.blogrolling. Has all kinds of different stuff. I don't see any of your posts on the tabs, but maybe one was there earlier.

225 - holy crap. I checked my stat counter about an hour ago and I had 49.

Posted by: Teresa at April 2, 2009 10:40 PM

225 hits a day?! - show off lol

Posted by: Amanda at April 3, 2009 05:15 AM

I've had a bunch from rpc.blogrolling, too.

And, I usually get 75-100 per day. But since that last instalanche, almost 2 weeks ago, I've still had residual traffic that has been brining in 200 or so hits per day for me.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at April 3, 2009 06:45 AM

Folks... I truly only think 45 people are real people who read me. I"m telling you, Google sends scads of people here from people doing research on Boudicca to 'Boy Pee Jello'.

Posted by: Bou at April 3, 2009 07:03 AM

Those new stats started showing up about the same time Blogger merged their stuff with Google Friends/Members/Stalker service.
I believe those links are folks who "follow" you with Blogger and click on your blog post summary in their Blogger Dashboard.
Like I just did...

Posted by: Roses at April 3, 2009 08:41 AM

Bob skunked me last night playing Scrabble. He bingo-ed THREE times. He is deadly with the blanks. 431-254

Posted by: joyce at April 3, 2009 09:02 AM

It's from Blog Rolling.

Those that use Blog Roll to keep track of their blogrolls are now getting that because Blog Roll changed.

So instead of the blog name that is visiting it shows rpcblogrolling thing.

Pisses me off because I can't see who is really visiting now.

So anyone that uses blogrolling and visits you will be seen as the rpcblogrolling, it isn't one person, it's bunches of people.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 3, 2009 09:08 AM

Thank Teresa - I found you because of her. Just don't ask her for a character reference...it might get dicey!! I've really enjoyed it here - thanks for allowing a lurker to ride along too.

Posted by: Mirmie at April 3, 2009 11:10 AM

I'm pretty sure I have about 10 readers left. Oh well, such is blogging. If I said anything halfway interesting, I'd have more readers. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at April 3, 2009 12:29 PM

Hi Bou,

G'day from the Land Downunder!

I can't remember how I found you, but I've been reading your blog for ages. I don't tend to comment, but read you each day.

Posted by: Karen in Australia at April 3, 2009 02:40 PM

Hi Bou,

I found you a year or two ago from Tammisworld.
Been reading almost everyday, don't do much commenting tho.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by: bx19 at April 3, 2009 04:22 PM

Whooo hooo! This ended up being a de-lurking post!

Thanks to you all who have come by and said something.

My only confusion is why my stats spiked with the rpc. Very odd.

And Joyce- I have NEVER bingo'd in my life. That's like some scrabble goal. Scrabble Nirvana.

Posted by: Bou at April 3, 2009 08:39 PM

Hi - Have NO idea what blogrollong is unless it's something Canadian lumberjacks do with laptops in the raging river, but I stopped by because Denny, the Grouchy Old Cripple, said I should, and as a right wing fascist mind-numbed robotic extremist ultra conservative wingnut, I always do whatever he says. Well, not really. When he thought it would be funny for me to dance naked at a Mississippi tractor pull, I declined; but anyway, he said you had a good blog and I find that for once, he's right!
So, uh, are we gonna see your picture soon? ;o)
Just kidding! All the best to you and yours...
j3

Posted by: J3 at April 3, 2009 08:57 PM

It's time we confess -- Joyce and I are Scrabble cheats. We swap out blanks and look up words in the dictionary. (Oh, the shame.)

Posted by: Bob at April 3, 2009 10:48 PM

You have to watch out for Mirmie... she sends funny stuff via email that makes me spit my tea out. I make sure I have nothing in my mouth when I open her emails. ;-)

Posted by: Teresa at April 3, 2009 11:03 PM

Bob- Mo and I look up words in the dictionary and we help each other with Q words. Never have we bingo'd. We need to figure out this blank swapping... but there was the time we had 'too many' blanks and we realized I accidentally used a letter as a blank. I haven't lived that one down.

Posted by: Bou at April 4, 2009 10:07 AM

"Blank swapping" is morally equivalent to "wife swapping" (but much less emotionally entangling). It just means: if there's a blank on the board and you happen to have the letter it represents on your rack and if it happens to be your turn, you can swap the matching letter for the blank. Thus, it's not that uncommon to end up with both blanks on your rack -- which is almost a guaranteed bingo.

Good thing I'm not a Catholic. Now I'd have to go to confession and do penance for encouraging you to do such a deplorable thing.

Posted by: Bob at April 4, 2009 12:08 PM

Whoa. We have to delve into this further. (I'd email you, but my email is down...)

So does swapping the blank take an entire turn or can you swap the blank and then keep the rest of your turn?

And if you swap the blank, do you have to play it that turn or can you hold it on your rack?

Posted by: Bou at April 4, 2009 12:54 PM

This might be part my fault, since I updated the Family blogroll recently, and people might have started using it again since it's not 40% dead links any more.

Posted by: Harvey at April 7, 2009 12:32 AM