Wednesday, June 23, 2004


Sometime late last Sunday afternoon, the hit counter for New World Notes crossed the 50,000 mark. Thank you, whoever you were, for making that weekend trip to NWN, and making the meter go to five and four zeroes. (Yes yes, I know "hits" aren't necessarily the same as "unique visitors", but then again, I'm not sure how Typepad tabulates their hits. And in any case, work with me here, people!)

New World Notes began its life as a full-fledged blog on January 29 of this year, with an entry on an in-world celebration of (and a subsequent argument inspired by) Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since then, there's been stories on memorials to a deceased father and to deceased soldiers, of soldiers who survived and thrived, here and over there; of surgeries dreaded and celebrated; on the politics of sitting and the standing of politics; of the dead who rate us and the futurists who never finish tomorrow; of seven games made and played; of emigres from old worlds to new worlds; of grand fancy dress balls and wedding parties planned, crashed, and performed in church; of other services performed in other churches; of going to school, and having the school brought to us; of giving it away for the good of all and coming out to play. And not to forget, of great expeditions that go on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and maybe, yet again, on.

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Here's to 50,000 more!

I see that not many people comment here on your blog, but I'm glad that you've noticed that people are reading. I've got the blog in my RSS aggregator and check for updates every day.

I've also used your blog as bait to get my friends to try SL -- that series on the mini-games built by players was really effective at showing people how incredibly flexible SL is, and has worked like a charm for advocacy.

Anyway, Keep it coming. :-)

-Rade Galatea

Posted by: Christopher Armstrong at Jun 23, 2004 4:18:50 PM

Keep it up, you're a pioneer on the outpost of SL..

Posted by: blaze at Jun 23, 2004 8:22:55 PM

WTG Hamlet and NWN!

Posted by: Damien Fate at Jun 24, 2004 5:51:18 AM


Posted by: Urizenus Sklar at Jun 24, 2004 6:51:13 AM

Aw, thanks, all!

Posted by: Hamlet Linden at Jun 24, 2004 5:29:48 PM

Yeh Hamlet WTG you are a geat writer. You have an awsome job. You get paid to play Secondlife and write about it. What more could a person ask for? To top that off your great at it! Also how do you find all these awesome storys? Most of the time i can even find people, except in te welcome area and cordova.

Posted by: Rafiki McCoy at Jun 24, 2004 7:12:07 PM

Heh, thanks again! I can honestly say that meeting people is the easiest part of the job. People just come to you and start talking, and while you're talking, often other people come up and start talking, and you're off to the races. (Having "Linden" in your name helps quite a bit in that regard.) The hard part's really deciding who to write about, because there's just so many interesting people in here. Also, I get a lot of great tips from people-- which reminds me, I forgot to credit Cubey Terra for first finding Dach Stryker of Iraq. Major props to him! I'll go add that in the actual entry now, too..

Posted by: Hamlet Linden at Jun 24, 2004 7:45:02 PM

It is great that so many people have read your site (50,000+ hits) Hamlet, but I am reminded of the following:

What does HITS stand for?
How Idiots Track Success

Keep in minds hits are just a number. Comments are more worthwhile.

Posted by: Nestor at Jun 29, 2004 12:38:22 PM