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10:03 am: Saturday morning, waiting for ASDA
Good morning!

The days keep on zipping by, at the rate of seven a week. Wednesday was a good day at work, and we had a fine evening too: Debbi told us about the work of the Bible Society, including a recently published "Children's Bible" recently published in Fiji and Vanuatu...must find out more about it.

Another early start on Thursday morning, with a confusing evening, at least for Viv, as she tried to arrange for the five of us, and her mother, to be in the same place at the same time to see Wirral GS's performance of "Fame". Eventually we did all meet up - Matthew had just come back from Liverpool, where he had been to see Maximo Park playing at the new HMV shop. Live bands playing in record shops? Definitely the way forward.

"Fame" was a good show, but quite challenging for a school performance. It's unusual in that the chorus are on stage for so much of the show. Most of the songs were well done, but some of the material is rather weak. That's not the school's fault, however. A good night for all, I think, and we stepped out into the cold night afterwards. After the warmth of the hall, it was quite a contrast. Still, there's been no more snow since last weekend, just a bit of rain. Good to see sheaj34, Andrew and Ben there. Angela and Andrew were leaping about sorting out interval drinks and the like, and I think Betty was grateful for the lift home afterwards. Hope to catch up with you again soon.

Then it was Friday. Matthew and David were off to a sleepover, but only Matthew was staying there. At 10:15am, he's still not home, but I'm hardly surprised. Anyway, once I got home, no thanks to cancellations due to train drivers being sick of work, I had a bite to eat and we watched "Driving Miss Daisy" on DVD while I updated http://thesmirks.com/ with some new material about some 1978 concerts. I sometimes wonder whether it's worth it, but with almost 1000 unique visitors each month, I can't complain! On the other hand, http://baptism.co.nz/ gets over 2000 unique visitors each month. I can't complain about that either. Other stats: http://vivh.com/ - almost 200, http://www.stevejamesmusic.com/ - over 200, http://vivumimperium.com/ - over 200 and increasing, http://halliday.co.nz/ - over 100.

But this morning, I'm waiting for ASDA to deliver a supermarket shopping order and washing some dishes, and a couple of other bits and pieces.

Current Location: CH63 0EB
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Current Music: Discovery, Electric Light Orchestra


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Date:March 24th, 2007 11:11 am (UTC)
Gosh, how on earth do those sites get so many hits? Does that include spammers and robots and the like? or are there really that many people looking at all those things? I suspect I don't comprehend the magnitude of the internet!

And live bands in record shops sounds wonderful, as long as the record shop isn't one of those pokey, dark, narrow ones *g*
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Date:March 24th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
It takes hard work and promotion, as well as content, to get eyeballs to websites. Certainly some of the visitors will be search robots and the like, but each one will only count as one unique visitor (if it's been configured properly!) - that sort of traffic level makes it well worth carrying on.

No, HMV is a new and probably spacious store: I can't believe that the new store would be smaller than the older one, which was large and on two floors. Think of the record store and Lambton Quay, add a bit and then imagine two floors like that.

I think that there were stages in record shops in the 1960s and early 1970s, but the practice dropped out, though talking to a South African friend in Auckland a couple of years ago, I can tell you that it still goes on in some parts of the world.
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Date:March 25th, 2007 07:55 am (UTC)
-It takes hard work and promotion, as well as content, to get eyeballs to websites.
Well, then, you're doing just fine, huh! Impressive!
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