Thursday, July 19, 2007

Counter Help and Other Blather

So I've been eyeballing my count, because every blogger does. If they deny it, they are big, fat liars. We are all attention whores, just deal with it.

At any rate, I've noticed that with my counter, it's divided into two categories: Page Views and Visits. There is roughly a difference of 16,000 between the totals of the two, with my page views being the higher number.

So, can anyone out there in Blogdom enlighten me here? I have no clue what the difference is.

Today, I did some more staining of the deck. I've got the floor part done, all I need to do are the spots where the stain soaked in more to the point that the color is spotty. I also need to finish the railing. Before I started the deck staining project, I figured it would only take two days: one to strip and power wash, the other to stain. If I can paint an entire room in one day, a deck shouldn't be that bad. Whatever. Two entirely different animals.

Paul (ND!) came over for dinner and I grilled the biggest squash on the planet. It was tasty. I tossed on a couple steaks and some sweet corn I picked up at the farmer's market. I also made some chocolate peanut butter cupcakes with some homemade peanut butter-cream cheese frosting. The cupcakes were good, but the frosting was out of this world. I could just eat the frosting and be a happy camper, or slather it on Ryan Reynold's stomach and lick it off. Then I'd be a REALLY happy camper.

Paul and I watched Norbit, which I thought was probably not one of Eddie Murphy's finest. It actually seemed to drag on at times. There were a few funny parts, but not enough to redeem the whole movie.

After he left, I watched Top Chef, which is probably the only reality show I like. Sometimes, I contemplate taking some cooking lessons. I know how to cook already, but I'd really like to learn to do some fancy schmancy stuff so I can be a MacGuyver in the kitchen, too. Take a shrimp, a mushroom and some mustard and create a Thanksgiving turkey (well, you get my meaning). Besides, I really like to entertain guests, and I think it would be fun to try new things and use them as guinea pigs.

Tomorrow, I simply must go see the new Harry Potter flick. The book comes out Saturday, and naturally I am working. I will probably swing by somewhere and pick it up on my way home in the morning, but I'm going to try to resist cracking it open until Monday when I can fully dedicate my time to reading it.

That's all I got for now. I think I will go to bed and try to fall asleep. This insomnia sucks.


Greg Beck said...

When someone clicks on your site, that’s a visit and visits will always count lower then page views. Page views are when a person is on your site looking around. If a person visits your site and clicks on your archives twice and your lets say your links three times and maybe leaves a comment. That would be six page views but would only count as one visit.

"The D" said...

Yea, that is what I was going to say.

Also my counter has "Unique visitors". They come to my site, it doesn't matter how many links or clicks they do it still counts as one. But if they leave and then come back then that is two. That is the number that I pay attention too.

Dick said...

1. I ignore my average of... (leans over to look, again) 757 hits a day.
2. Use caution whenever opening any of my links, m'kay?
I'm not responsible for any sort of accidental blindness, and I'm all out of brain bleach. ;)
3. Get rid of Those pricks are spamming me as I type. They troll and spam every computer they hook up with. is the way to go.
Glad to meet ya!

Spyder said...

dick- I've added to my site & will give it a shot. Thanks!

Heather said...

Dick...LOVE your site (even though I haven't learned to stop clicking your links).