Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Synapse Carnival on Neurocritic

Check out this week's Synapse over on Neurocritic's blog. He's got a great bunch of scary Halloween pics for you blogging trick-or-treaters (I especially like Omnibrain's recipe for Live Brain.


Dinah said...

the brain is a bit juicy for my tastes

ClinkShrink said...

I prefer chocolate brains.

Happy Halloween!

I'm stuffed.

Oh by the way---we passed 10,000 readers this week. Thanks!

NeoNurseChic said...


I only get like 600 readers a week. Dr. A is really big on promoting his blog and "went famous" by getting noticed by some notable sites. I think that's cool.

But for me...I don't have that drive. I just want to write what I write. I started it for me, afterall.

But I sometimes do wonder if I write about the wrong things if I only have like 70 readers a day whilst the rest of you are breaking huge numbers!

Congrats :)

Midwife with a Knife said...

It just makes me want to say, "BRRRAINS!". :)

Thanks for the link.

Steve Higgins said...

I think clinkshrink actually means 10,000 readers since the blog started..right?

ClinkShrink said...

That's right Steve---way to use the OmniBrain. And I enjoyed your blog's recent Brains In Prison post.

Anonymous said...

If that's 10,000 total hits we're at, then I'm 9,920 of them.

NeoNurseChic said...

Ohhhhh I see!! Sorry for the confusion. Well I just checked my clustermap, and since July 2, I have had 11,847 visits. Woot. I didn't start counting visitors until a couple of months into my blog because I didn't know how to do any of that stuff!

Cheers! :)

NeoNurseChic said...

Oh oops again. After reading Dinah's comment, I decided to check sitemeter instead of clustermap. Clustermap counts my visits, but sitemeter blocks my IP address, so the only time I'm ever included in my own sitemeter is when I occasionally visit my site from the university library. So, without my own visits, I have 8,176. :) (Does that speak poorly of me that I've visited my own site over 3000 times? haha)

Steve Higgins said...

It was crazy... the brain recipe got on boingboing and it brought about 2000 people a day for a couple days. too bad it doesn't do me any good ;)

NeoNurseChic said...

"Too bad it doesn't do me any good."

I hear you on this!! (That is, if I'm interpreting that statement in the way that you meant it.) I wish blog popularity had some personal financial benefit. It most certainly has personal benefit - so from that stance, it does do us good. I think a lot of us find it exciting when we see that other people are taking an interest in reading what it is we have to say. And from that, we do have some sort of personal emotional benefit.

But what I really meant was - wouldn't it be great if blog popularity meant I could quit my day job and just stay home and write all day long?