I am a Broken Record
This blog links to CF, and one good link deserves another. Also, it has a way cool picture at the top of the page—reminds me of my beloved eastern Washington state! :)
Very well, now it is time to pack an unrelated subject into the post. Let's see if I can do it. (But of course I can do it—it's my blog, right?)
On Craigslist Toronto I discovered a link (dated 1 Sept, 07) to the CF post entitled For Feminist Readers: An Introduction to the Men's Movement. This article is without a doubt the biggest hit ever to emerge from the present blog: back in January it made quite a splash, and the ripples continue. But here is the link to the link—and as you can see, the writer finds my words inspirational. It isn't often that one is said to "say it all", and although I doubt that I truly have the power to say that much, still...the honor is there!
Now, the above item all by itself would hardly merit a post, but in conjunction with what follows, it is at least somewhat germane. The CF article in question, For Feminist Readers... has, within the past week, experienced a DRAMATIC explosion of hit traffic. I would say the total number of pageloads per day has increased on the order of FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT!
What does this mean? It means that record-breaking truckloads of people are suddenly reading this article—on the assumption that nobody would do a pageload if they weren't reading what was on the page.
I say suddenly. There was no gradual buildup—it happened all at once!
The article has always had a healthy hit count, but what's happening now is completely unprecedented!
Sign of the times? Who can say. But...I like to think that those words are rousing people to rebellion—that the brushfires are spreading! ;)
One more item. Here's a link to an nifty little online etymological dictionary, for all you folks who find such things interesting: