Splendid, Silent Sun

By: J. Stapley - July 06, 2005

…is a good description of the last week and more now than in a long time do I feel the ambivalence expressed in the original poem. I have spent the last week or so off-line. A good opportunity to navel gaze. I wanted to take an opportunity to thank everyone who reads and/or participates here at Splendid Sun. I feel like we have a good thing going – a collegial tenor and fine dynamic. This is what we together have wrought.

In June, 2005 we had over 2,800 unique IP addresses from 61 countries visit us:

Splendid Sun Visitor Flags

We typically vacillate between 270 and 370 visitors a day. It’s not T&S or BCC, but it is not chopped liver. We received, on average, 55 internet searches a day. Surprisingly, the vast majority are Mormon themed; there are, however, definitely some interesting outliers. Some favorites:

“how to tell if you are narcissistic”

“circumcised by wife”


“coolest blog layout”

Again, thank you. I hope that we can maintain the grand experiance.


  1. 55 search referrals a day? Man, I have really messed up my search engine placement by all my blog switching and URL structure switching. I launched my blogspot version shortly after you did last December but because of my moving over to my own blog and then changing my URL structures I am getting less than 10 search referrals per day still.

    Comment by Geoff J — 7/6/2005 @ 4:21 pm

  2. How do you check that stuff?

    Comment by Rusty — 7/6/2005 @ 4:53 pm

  3. My web host does it automatically for me. They give me daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly stats. I don’t know, but I would think something you are paying $15 bucks a month for (cough-typepad-cough), would do something comparable. 🙂

    Comment by J. Stapley — 7/6/2005 @ 4:59 pm

  4. Does the referral mean someone actually came to the site from the engine, or just that they got it as a hit, somewhere on page ten of search results?

    Comment by S. Hancock — 7/7/2005 @ 2:02 am

  5. I just searched the phrase “circumcised by wife” on google, and this page pops up on page 14, in case anyone is interested.

    Comment by S. Hancock — 7/7/2005 @ 2:12 am

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