Yes, I’m using XKCD for the hard sell. Actually more as a kind of experiment. Today’s XKCD is talking about the rarity or otherwise of strip versions of various games on Google. So I surmised that everyone (including me) will now be googling such gems as Strip Podracing, Strip Chess By Mail, and Strip Iterated Prisoners Dilemma (I shall have to look that one up on Wikipedia at some point when I’m not revising). And I wanted to see how much of a difference it would make to my reader figures on this one day as compared to all other days. So, between now and the end of today, according to the cut-off point WP stats defines, since I wont actually be online at 10.05 tomorrow, we will see how many extra readers I get and I will tell you the results as a percentage or something tomorrow (I wouldn’t want to tell you the actual hit numbers I get, you’d get jealous :P).
Meanwhile, hello extra readers from XKCD. You should stick around. Sometimes I actually say something worth while. Sometimes I just bitch about the cats. I write most days.
Oh, and does anyone else feel like their childhood has been slightly tainted by the idea of Strip Poohsticks? I know I do…! I loved that game.