Wakened by the hurling now sleeping child, I get a moment in the ungodly hour before morning and past the night to consider my blog stats. Christmas is a down time for blogs and the numbers start to show it now the weekend before. I wonder if the month will feed the ego, increase again in activity, forgetting as I always do that it reflects more bots. Patterns never quite make sense. Oddly, Friday noon is when the weekend kicks in and it is never busier than Tuesday afternoon on a day when nothing is really happening. You get the sense on those days that people are looking for something - a ripe and nasty thread of arguing replies, a good photo. The sister site, A Good Beer Blog, is a little different. Fridays are generally better and more weekend posting goes on but that makes sense.
Is reading a blog something that could be considered what to do when there is nothing to do, when even the utterly vacuous yet compelling Bands Reunited is only a rerun of the perviously unknown and soon to be forgotten '80s band Information Society non-get-together? Something to do when the chip bag runs out? So, if that is the case, there is that Chinese restaurant in Pembroke in the Ottawa Valley that opens all day Christmas with free food for anyone who wants to pop by, the thank-you and the last recourse - what would a blog need to do to be that? Could it? Should it?