Here's my version:
Talking to other bloggers, I have been made aware of all kinds of add-ons that make this blogging business even more fun. Blogjuice, technorati, Google analytics - there are all kinds of gimmicks out there that help you track where your readers come from, what they are interested in and even who they are.It seems that The Marple Leaf's paltry readership is drawn from mentions and links on other blogs and from people who seem to know my blog address so type it in directly.
Bizarrely there are also a handful of people who have searched for "Michael Taylor" on Google.What? Why the hell would anybody be searching for me on the Internet?A quick Google search makes it pretty evident they're not. Type in "Michael Taylor" and it's clear that the ramblings of a dullard northern business journo pale into insignificance next to the day-to-day lives of other people stuck with the same name.
Ten other people called Michael Taylor include:
- A solicitor in Burton on Trent
- A solicitor in Manchester
- The leader of the Lib Dems on Calderdale Council
- The chief executive of Business Liverpool
- A romantic novelist
- A contemporary British artist
- A Missouri prison inmate on death row
- The professor of Geography at Birmingham University
- A bloke with a recipe for beef casserole
- A footballer for Halifax Town