Not Really Worth Your Time


Detail of video for "You Tell 'Em", by Zebra Katz x Leila

Two and a half not-quite random notes on blogging:

(1) While This Is has seen, in recent months, an apparent increase in readership, it is, as near as anyone can tell, all bots and spiders and whatever else. The pattern is clear, though: When posting daily, it is true the blog sees greater readership than, say, this time last year. Longer periods between posts can trigger a swell in readership; it really does appear some manner of Scooby-Snack behavioral econ, trying to get attention so someone will be encouraged to use the product more.

This Is weird: Top Searches for This Is, ca. 19 February 2018.(2) While this would seem to point back to WordPress and Automattic, neither can I explain the weird phenomenon about “Top Searches”. Then again, this has been going on longer than the increased reader statistics that never really do add up. Still, the constant inquiries about journalists are ridiculous.   (more…)

Wheelchair Humor

Detail of 'Bug Martini' by Adam Huber, 22 September 2015.You know, sometimes I feel guilty because there is still a backlog; the guest artists were awesome. And, well, it’s true, it’s nice to have Adam back, because, well, where else are we going to get our wheelchair humor?

Er … ah … um … that is to say ....


This is the inevitable question: Do you really want to know?

Of course you do.


Huber, Adam. “Dwell on Wheels”. Bug Martini. 22 September 2015.