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Hi everyone! I’m back from my long, self-imposed sabbatical! I had no access to internet, phones, television, pretty much anything with a plug.

Say what?

You don’t believe me?

How would I know so much about The Real Housewives of New York then? How come my linen closet is organized by color, smarty-pants? How come my cat and I are fluent in Ket? Huh?

Oh fine, I’m lying. I haven’t been anywhere without internet and hope I never am (but suspect I will be later this month when I attend a hippie wedding in the Idaho boondocks.) I’m sure there’s a lot to talk about. Even things that don’t involve Bravo television program. (And if there is, I’ll be leaning on you to fill me in.) I just didn’t want you all to think I had forgotten you.

So here’s some news. My website got a fresh, new face! Do you like it? I do. In fact, I can’t stop looking at it. But what’s with the dummy who owns this thing? Is she ever going to update it or what?

Did you know my web hosting service comes with a stats report? I did, but I haven’t checked it in like a year. Why do I need to know that only 4 people have visited my site since last November? Anyway, I was digging around for some other password for my web designer and came across the stats page and thought I’d give it a look-see. Turns out there are more than 4 of you. And now I feel even guiltier.

Would you like to see an overview of my stats? Tough noogies. It’s all I got so today’s post will be dedicated to stats.

  • 2010 is kicking 2009 in terms of “requests.” I’m not entirely sure what that means but there are 71,485 more requests so far in 2010 than there were in all of 2009.
  • Q1 in 2010 has the highest number of requests. Again I don’t know what that means.
  • January 2010 has the highest number of requests since November 2009. Maybe it was your new year’s resolution to come visit? Or mine to update the site more often?
  • Mondays are the highest trafficked day. That’s not a surprise really. I tend to surf the web the most on Mondays. It’s how I ease myself back into the workweek. I’m delighted to help you all procrastinate at your desks.
  • The most requests come from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Post lunch? Slackers!
  • The most referring URL’s are:
1. 38,143
2. 4,901
3. 2,183
4. 744
5. 187
6. 106
7. 98
8. 75
9. 69
  • The most common query word or words to find this site are: Shelly, Mazzanoble, and Puppy Porn

What??? Puppy porn???? That was one blog entry! You people are sick! Well, some of you are anyway.

  • Mozilla is the most commonly used browser.
  • OS (Unknown) is the most common operating system.

So, well, there you have it. A blog post. And if this didn’t totally turn you off from reading words I have strung together in paragraph formation, feel free to brush up on your Dragon reading because there are about a gazillion new columns I never told you about.

Hope you enjoy looking at the pretty, new website. Emphasis on the look part as we know there’s not much to read here. But just remember as you’re looking around– you could be rubbing elbows with people who are looking for puppy porn. Ew.

Shelly Mazzanoble

2 Replies to “Fresh, New Goods”

  1. Read your book, loved it. I read (first read, past tense, second read, now tense[?]) your blog, love it. Played D&D 4.0, hated it. Our group went back to 3.5 for a more decidedly role playing feel. 4.0 plays too much like a video game for us. I know there are probably (maybe) people out there who prefer 4.0 to 3.5 (I hear that the gods look out for those who are “touched in the head”) and I know you can’t please everyone (the gods should be working on that instead) so we just decided not to drop another quarter into the slot and took a step back. The only downside to that is the D&D website treats 4.0 as the new baby and 3.5 is now the middle child. Suddenly a shot rang out, a pirate ship loomed on the horizon, and a dark handsome stranger walked into the bar. Pathfinder! It’s like 3.5 on ‘roids! I’m loving it! It has given our group new vigor (sometimes its nice to be vigored). The core of our group has been playing D&D for 25+ years. We’ve seen the ups and downs but it’s time to lower the lid on the casket and take a new path… Keep up the great work, you DO have fans.

  2. Hi Lonnie,
    Thank you! Very kind of you to say. I’m too new to D&D to really have a “favorite edition” but I can completely understand why people do. I learned with 3.5 so I’ll always have a soft spot for it (although I think 4.0 is much easier to teach someone.) Personally, I think the edition you play doesn’t matter. It’s still D&D. Thanks again for stopping by!

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