July 02, 2003

The Reader Minute

In the case of Fragments, that's Minute \Mi*nute"\, a. [L. minutus, p. p. of minuere to lessen. See {Minish}, {Minor}, and cf. {Menu}, {Minuet}.]
1. Very small; little; tiny; fine; slight; slender; inconsiderable.

Bigwig of Silflay Hraka has done the math. Multiply the daily visitors by the time per visit and get total reading time for the blog. Some for instances:

Instapundit: 526.8 hours
Amish Tech Support: 78.8 hours
Silflay Hraka: 19.6 hours

And scroll on down the list there, and trailing a distant 'minute' last in the list (thanks, Bigwig, for bothering to pull me in with the big boys and girls and hold my weenyness up to public display!).. Fragments from Floyd: 1.5 hours.

But I have to ask: why would 75 people spend 1.2 minutes reading about my life as a cow? I guess I should be thankful for small blessings. And I am. I wouldn't take Instapundit's anonymous thousands for my three score and ten regular blog visitors. And thanks, Bigwig, for being one of them.

Posted by fred1st at July 2, 2003 07:21 AM | TrackBack

You're welcome, Fred. But you weren't the bottom of the list I calculated. You were just at the bottom of the list I displayed. I figured anyone with less than an hour of readership a day would just be depressed by the information, so I left them off.

Posted by: Bigwig at July 2, 2003 10:38 AM

What I can't figure is how anyone could spend such a short time on your site that the average time is that low. Yours truly must be a slow reader! (Better, I am savoring the intake--sipping it like fine wine.)

Posted by: Cop Car at July 3, 2003 08:06 AM

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