Hello, reader!

There are times when I get discouraged writing this blog: it’s hard to keep writing something like this when there’s not a whole lot of feedback and you really have no idea whether anyone is reading it at all. Then the other day, I installed a plugin that lets me track various stats, and I found out that this blog gets around 100 visits per day! So, hello there, mysterious anonymous readers. I hope you enjoy!

(And I do like getting comments, so don’t be shy. =)

About Brent

Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hendrix College. Functional programmer, mathematician, teacher, pianist, follower of Jesus.
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6 Responses to Hello, reader!

  1. Sol Lederman says:


    I know the feeling that blogging can be a very lonely thing.

    Are you using Google Analytics or CrazyEgg? I use both.

    Spending time on your blog I find the content to be very very good and you do get some comments here and there. Maybe some of the explorations are too challenging for many folks and thus they find it hard to comment?

    Your blog has a Google PageRank of 4. That’s pretty good. Plus 100 visitors a day is a whole lot more than I’m getting right now.

    Now that I’m in freefall after having dropped out of employment as a software type I’ll have time to do some of your intriguing challenges and comment on them.


  2. George Bell says:

    I’m amazed at the popularity of blogging, it seems to me a huge amount of work for no reward. I can’t say I am a regular reader of your blog, I only discovered it recently. I suggest you focus your efforts on your book. There is no reason to feel an obligation to post regularly to your blog, just do it when the spirit moves you …

  3. Jonathan says:

    100 each day? Imagine if you were writing again… There was some pretty good stuff here over the last few months.

  4. Dad says:

    And I don’t visit the site more than 95 times/day . . . .
    Malcolm Gladwell (author of “Tipping Point” and “Blink”) just blogged today for the first time in over a year. Says he’s been working on his newest book which is now done, so he’ll be blogging more again. Hmmmmm.

  5. Annie says:

    Hi Mr Yorgey!
    I read your blog all the time!
    Also, does it count the times people open a subscription email from the site as a hit? Because thats what I do, just read my emails 🙂

  6. Brent says:

    Thanks, all, for the encouragement!

    @Sol: I’m just using the statistics provided by a WordPress plugin, I haven’t taken the time to register with Google Analytics or whatnot. Maybe I will at some point… or maybe not… meh. =)

    @Annie: No, I don’t think it does count that!

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