Monday, August 1, 2005

900KB holds a lot

The entire history of my blog (excluding comments) fits into 900 KB in Atom/RSS format. That's 580 posts. I'm coming up on a year of blogging (August 31), and even then it would still fit on a floppy disk. I mean, if I could find one. And a floppy drive.

Now I've got people that I don't even know reading my blog, and an old acquaintance from high school, and I'm sure quite a few people who list me on their blog but probably don't read mine much more than they actually post to theirs. Who knew random crap from my brain could be so interesting? I wonder what percentage of my posts are actually read, and which ones are just skipped over...

8 comments:

stolee said...

i read everything... and you're on my blog bookmark folder, so i check several times a day.

i'm sorry my blog isn't as interesting.

Matthew Beermann said...

Well, that would depend: what percentage are about World of Warcraft?

Henry Schimke said...

I read all the sections that involve things that aren't music, since I've discovered that I like a lot of the music you like, and yet dislike reading about it.

Also, I like to picture you dressed up in outfits while posting...

Travis said...

There really haven't been that many about World of Warcraft, even if you include the ones where I just drop names.

I realize (and assumed anyway) that the music posts are irritating to some; market research has proven that some people enjoy them more than my other posts, though. Someday I'll make my own blog site and allow you to filter them out.

Matthew Beermann said...

You can do that now, just fill out the subject field on your blog and RSS users can classify/filter...

Travis said...

As far as I know, Blogger does not have a way to do that.

Larry said...

For my part, I can say that I read pretty much everything -- although I must admit that most of the World of Warcraft stuff isn't all that terribly interesting to me, as I don't play it. ;-)

A quick note: Atom and RSS are actually two totally different formats, not the same thing. Both of them are flavors of XML, but they are quite a bit more different (code-wise) from each other than, say, HTML and XHTML are. It just happens to be that Blogger uses Atom while LiveJournal and most independent blogs use RSS.

Travis said...

I know. There are all sorts of syndication formats that are all basically the same thing, including the ones you mentioned, CDF, and so forth. I'm making the assumption that they all introduce fairly similar amounts of overhead into the file, all being XML and having similar metadata included.