The Internet Giveth and the Internet Taketh

I would assume that Gian Paul, our Brazil bureau chief, would have better things to look at down in Brazil than the stats on Astrology Mundo. But perhaps it isn’t bathing suit season right now.

In any event, Gian Paul has correctly observed that about 12,000 of my “hits” have disappeared from the site meter. I was getting pretty excited about hitting 150,000, but now it appears that will take a little longer than I expected.

Who knows? Maybe I’ll go back up to 148,000 and change after Mercury goes direct. I don’t have the energy to complain to WordPress about this, that’s for sure.

Thanks, as always, Gian Paul, for your observations.

Astrology Bloggers: Let the Polls Begin!

This is too funny. I moseyed over to Jude’s Threshold for a looksee and she’s got her first poll up too!

WordPress has unleashed a new tool in the blogosphere with its PollDaddy feature. Move over Gallup, you’ve got some competition!

According to CNN, there were 12 million bloggers as of May. That’s a lot of potential pollsters!

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Yesterday I waited until the Moon went into Leo to sign up with Typepad to start an astrology blog. I even ran a chart that had the Asc./Des. as the midpoint of Sun/Uranus. I thought that looked auspicious for the start of a blog dedicated to mundane astrology. But my connection with Typepad was far from smooth. It wouldn’t remember me and every time I tried to log in, my information would disappear and I would be left with a blank screen. I should have talked to Regina at Gastriques before trying my luck with TypePad. Right now, it’s 12:18 p.m. on March 17, 2008 in Palm Springs, Calif. as I launch Astrology Mundo, Version 2.0, with the help of WordPress. Wish me luck!