Presbyterian Blues is one year and 113 posts old. It’s had about 31,000 page views. Now, a page view doesn’t necessarily represent thoughtful reading. Some views are for pictures and others are just skimming along from one page to the next. I’m guessing there’s a formula for determining the number of thoughtful readings per 1,000 hits, and if we applied the formula there’d be, oh, about eight in my first year. That’s eight more than the prior year, so I’m pumped. It constantly occurs to me that I’ll just run out of things to say or get tired of arguing, but it’s still fun.
If you go backstage on Word Press, there’s some fun blog data. One kind of data is on page views per country. Check out (below, left) a chunk of who has visited since February 25. It’s a curious list. Are there blues fans in Israel? Are there 2K’s in Ukkraine? Curious!
I’m never on the cutting edge. I still had a green monitor after color monitors came out, I’ve never had a new car, and I just bought my first flat screen. So it’s no surprise that I’ve just discovered bluesman Junior Kimbrough. I can’t top the description I’ve seen elsewhere: his style is hypnotic. It’s something new in the blues while keeping the deep blue vibe of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson, and John Lee Hooker. It’s a great retreat from the cold and commercial season we’ve entered.
From The Hill, “The White House is planning to promote a new Twitter hashtag — #My2k — that represents the estimated $2,200 by which middle-class families would see their taxes increase, on average, if Congress fails to extend the Bush-era tax rates.” I would have grabbed #My2k first, but, remember, I’m never on the cutting edge.