Yesterday was a combined travel/class day, so if you stopped by and were disappointed or surprised at the lack of updates, I just wasn’t around. There’s a whole world out there, sometimes even pajama-clad stoner rock bloggers have to go be in it. The real bummer was that I was so excited to share the numbers from October and didn’t get the chance to until now:
Much of that is owed to the fact that Blabbermouth picked up the Katatonia interview, and I thank Borivoj Krgin for the support. Every time I checked the number of hits, I was amazed that many people were looking at the site, and though we just made it over, the 10,000 mark is a huge milestone for a single month of hits.
It’s been nine months now I’ve been running this site, and, admittedly, it’s taken up a lot of my time. It’s getting to the point now where I talk about it to The Patient Mrs. and she just rolls her eyes because, by her view, what I’m putting in is much less than what I’m getting out. Maybe she’s right, I don’t know. The solution to that, I think, is advertising, which I loathe the thought of having on The Obelisk. I kiss enough label ass as it is, and working with smaller imprints, I’d almost feel bad asking them for money, especially if they’re already donating free product to the cause. On the other hand, a site like MetalSucks — who I admire and are a great source of inspiration for what I do here — have benefited greatly from the legitimacy and place in the industry that advertising brings. But man, I fucking hate the thought of selling ads.
When and if it’s going to happen, you’ll be sufficiently warned first. I know dick all about coding and the reorganization that putting ads on this site would take, so if I decide to go that route, it probably wouldn’t be until winter break, when most of the industry is shut down anyway. We’ll see. Until then, The Patient Mrs. will continue to roll her eyes. Thank you, as ever, for reading. Your continued support is astounding. Really. Here’s to the next 10,000.
Tags: self-aggrandizing, The Numbers