Since we didn’t receive any congratulatory cards, we here at RD assume there’s some kind of surprise party waiting for us during the weekend. “Party for what?” you say? My, you are good at this. And dedicated. Ok, we’ll play along. “Why, for our two-month anniversary, silly!”
Okay, so we’re aware that since this isn’t an awkward, fumbling junior high school relationship, there is no such thing as a monthly anniversary, but you have to understand that we’re the type of people who can’t watch Youtube clips that are longer than 3 minutes. Two months is cause for celebration, and this past Wednesday, September 24th 2008, marks two full lunar cycles since our first post which was simply titled, “Welcome.”
In recognition of the 60-day longevity of this creative endeavor, we’ve asked the RD Statistics and Analytics Department to compile some interesting stats about who’s been visiting our little site, how they got here, and what they fuck they think they’re doing going through my garbage at 2:30 AM. Turns out, WordPress keeps all those stats and displays them in a graphically pleasing arrangement for the blog-owner to examine at his or her leisure. Which is good, because there isn’t actually an RD Statistics and Analytics Department. But if there were, we’d hire someone awesome, like Paul DePodesta.
Most views: 141, on August 5th, 2008
Most-read post: Dueling Film Review: The Dark Knight
Top link-to-us-from-this-site: Mr. Somewhere
Top link-to-this-site-from-us: ericmarshland
Total posts: 34
Total views: 2,335
Total Comments: 101
Another one of the wonderful things that WordPress does for us, but that we’d still gladly have Mr. DePodesta to do instead, is to keep track of which search-engine terms lead people to our site. The search engine term that most frequently led readers to RD is “pygmallion music festival” and the runner-up is “love and rockets lollapalooza,” which means that pretty much no one read our website between Lollapalooza and this past weekend. Nice. You know, we do other things than go to (or observe from a disapproving distance) music festivals.
The real meat, though, is in less oft-used terms that led people here. Do you remember when AOL accidentally released their search logs, and you could read a list of what people had searched for? Some were funny in their absurdity like, “Do black people have X-ray vision?” and some were simply disturbing, like searches for info on teaching home school followed immediately by searches for naked children. Not cool. Well, you people aren’t quite that weird or predatory, but here’s a Hit Parade of how America has found Running Downhill.
how to sew together a pair of blue jeans
harry dean stanton and september 21, 2008
michael ironside, snowman [Ed. note: I hope this is how Mr. Ironside introduces himself]
mountains win again commercial
how many people go to lollapalooza [asking the internet questions is priceless]
lindsay anderson +music + vancouver canada
express times for mon. august 11th 2008
ted harwood, minnesota [Yes, an RD contributor has a town named after him. It’s near Bemidji.]
films about dueling
It’s not all jokes around here, though. We are proud to announce that at least two people have come to our site trying to find information on the All Belgians Are Equal building, and we’re happy to have helped.
I’ll leave you with a comment regarding one of our Lollapalooza-related posts, written by one What A Pathetic Blog, which is a strange name – maybe Belgian.
you guys are assholes obviously with no musical talent that leaves you with no credible respect for music- or appreciation for what it takes to even get a band good enough to get as far as lollapalooza why do you even listen to music you obviously cant hear it
Sorry to have offended, Mr. De La Rocha.
Thanks for looking at this thing every once in a while, everybody.
Theo Hardwood, Burnward Kumming, and Henrik Marszch