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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dog Days Of Summer

The Internet can be an interesting thing at times. For the most part. I write my blog without any user feedback. For my last blog regarding Frank Hughes’ insane article, I received a lot of emails. Other than that, since I haven’t added a comments section or a message board, I’m almost in a vacuum. But sometimes I can get feedback from places that the reader might not even be aware of.

My favorite source of feedback is from my referrals. Basically if you click on a link to get to my web page, in all likelihood, my site counter will record what that site was. So unless you come to my web page through a bookmark, or are typing the url from scratch into your browser, I know the last page you were viewing. It’s good for me because I know what sites are linking to me, and it’s bad in a way because it’s a bit intrusive for the reader. So by looking at my referrals I can get some kind of user interaction, just by knowing how people are coming to my site.

Commonly I get hits from people posting links to my site from message boards, or from other bloggers linking to me. However, just recently, I’ve gotten a handful of hits from a blogshares.com. Blogshares is an online game, where you buy & sell blogs. Prices go up or down depending on the popularity or demand to buy that blog. I know this because a blogger named Laila (who according to her blog still hasn’t cleaned her room), owns a piece of me. If you already have an account on blogshares, or are interested in trying it out, I suggest you buy a piece of me before I blow up. I guarantee a Martha Stewart quick rise, then dump & sell followed by a federal investigation & a trial that lasts more than the jail time I’m going to serve.

Another interesting visit I got was from a Yahoo search for:

“can the new york knicks get vince without trading marbury”

I thought this was an interesting question, so I spent the last 12 seconds checking out if this was possible. The answer is “no” or more accurately “no way in hell.” I don’t see Toronto trading Half Man/Half Amazing without getting some star power back this summer, and Marbury is the only Knick that is fits that criteria. Next year with the Knicks having somewhere in the range of three hundred million in expiring salaries, getting Vinsanity for a large amount of cap relief and some talent/picks is at least plausable. The situation would have to get really ugly in the press for Air Canada to fly south without big name compensation.

Finally I love seeing the random hit from Blog.hotornot.com. Right now I’m a 7.8 out of 10. Take that PhantomVamp (5.8)! It’s not her fault, it’s just that right now, statistical basketball is more exciting than a woman dressed in a Starkers Batty Underbust Corset.

Sorry for the (mostly) non-basketball content, but the offseason has gotten a little slow. Hopefully if the Knicks make a move (Baker or Dampier) I’ll have something to write about that’s a bit more on-topic.