Saturday, May 21, 2011

Popular Posts

My "Popular Posts" sidebar always surprises me. My blog keeps a running count of how many hits each of my posts have gotten since my good friend Joann Buchanan created it for me on March 3, 2011. The top ten are listed according to the number of hits they have gotten. I have made a total of 43 posts altogether, and “On Writing Swiss Chocolate” was my very first post and was at the top of the list until this morning, when it slid into second place after “Swiss Chocolate Continues to be Painful,” written on March 22, 2011.
It’s kind of a moving target that fascinates me because some of my posts have simply dropped off the list altogether and have been replaced with new and even older ones. “Martial Arts as a Way of Life” is a very recent post but quickly moved into third place on my list.

Although my blog averages between 700 and 800 hits per week, most people don’t leave comments. I do try to link out to other blogs and make comments on other people’s posts as often as possible, but it is an enormous amount of work, especially considering I try to make at least one or two posts on my own blog per day.
I truly appreciate all the people who visit my blog and read my musings. I write from the gut with all my heart, and I try to be brutally honest in all that I write, all the way down to the occasional emotional meltdowns I have as a result of my bipolar disorder.

I am not perfect, but I am a generous, caring soul who would do anything for his friends and the ones he loves. The people who are closest to me know this, and make allowances for my disease. However, on a few occasions I was so far over the top I lost some really good friends. Perhaps they will come back to me once things blow over a bit.

Love to all!

James M. Weil

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