Bad news for some of you...well. a few of you...well only 14 of you. I counted and received only 14 votes. I think some of you thought the threshold had been reached based on my earlier comments but no kidding, taking out my 1 yes vote, it's only 14. Is this really the desired outcome after 556 visitors, 439 of you one-time visitors? I can't believe it but I have to stick with the rules. However, because my previous reports led some to believe the total had been reached when it had not, if by the time I log in tomorrow morning, one, only one person votes to continue, then I will continue. One other thing. I enjoyed today's entertainment and I bet some of you got a chuckle or two out of the comments, my posts or the images. That's what this is all about but for heaven's sake, if I can't get 15 of you to prompt me to continue then it probably really is time to call it qu
The votes are being counted, carefully. May have to throw one out since I cast it when I became a little nervous around noon. This may keep me at 14. Ha! Don't no one cast a vote and spoil my vacation from blogging about you all.
I really didn't think we would get 15 so the realization that I may have to keep the blog going for another year is horrifying. Stop right this instant at 14! Kenda Janet said she had two votes for she and Paul but that only counts as one. If she said she was voting for her, Paul and their vicious dog would I count that as 3? No. So, we are at 14 with 514 visitors, 398 unique visitors at 9:30pm.
8:00pm, 20 hours down, only 4 hours to go. I'm at peace now, reconciled that the cyling blog can not get even 15 votes to go forward, stuck at 12 for quite awhile now. That we did not hit 15 in the first few hours was a slap in the face but after 20 hours????? Oh well, time to look for a new job. 481 visitors, 368 of which are unique and a miserable 12 "go forward" posts or 3.2%!!! All the hardware and software required to keep this thing going will be up for sale on the blog beginning tomorrow, if not for 3 measly positive votes...
The end could be near. 12 positives but the momentum and steam are evaporating. 6:20pm, 458 visitors, 346 uniques visitors, a 3% approval rating...that's lower than used car salesmen.
Well, well, well. There has been a surge of support with some brave people posting as themselves, like my good friend Dave C. 5:39pm, 433 visitors, 339 unique ones showing more class then the morning crowd. Who knows, may get to that 15 positive comment afterall, with 4.5 hours to go....
3:40pm. 388 visitors, 289 unique visitors and only 7 votes to continue. Are you kiddin me? This is a pathetic public humiliation.....7 out of 289 want the cycling blog to continue. What if I promise to change the style and compliment everyone regardless of the truth? Tuna, that extra weight looks great on you, Dennis, pink does not make you look gay, Oxley, you are just as strong as the New Albaniestas, everyone should model themselves after the Kendaites, Steve Hewit makes super clear map copies, Ryan R did not push his bike on Mountains of Misery but was just taking extended breaks, Mark C's comb over is not a comb over, all the woman of the Thursday New Albany ride are worthy of an image and I will put them all on the blog next year, I will never include Recumbent Dude as part of the "Women of the New Albany Ride", I won't refer to ringers as ringers....see, is that better?
2:30pm, another attack from Flyin Tuna in comment section and 333 visitors with 239 unique. 6 positive comments so a rate of 2.5% positive. Note how Cindy is the center of a crowd above marveling at her eating technique. Similar to a Black Bear coming out of winter hibernation to discover a dead salmon sitting in front of its den.
13.5 hours down and 6.5 to go and still only 6 freakin positive comments. I'm counting on the Young Phenom and Younger Phenom to chime in when they get out of school since were it not for the blog they would be completely annonymous. Maybe some after work people will log in later too but I think most of the working class already have checked in during work. As of 1:30pm, 289 visitors but 198 uniques and 6 yes votes, 3% of the total of uniques. Sad, sad and the blog is feeling unappreciated.
12:45pm--The lunch time crowd has kicked in and visits over 200 now with 189 unique visitors but still only a depressing 6 yes votes. Ambiguous messages like, "Sounds like he wants to keep going" can not fairly be counted as a positive and Cindy's throwaway line about if there are any valid comments is insulting, nothing unusual there! Be back soon with maybe more encouraging news for the fans of the cycling blog.
Well, 12:00 o'clock and 139 visits but only 118 unique visitors and only 6 positive comments. That is a sad comment, 5% of visitors posted a positive comment which means 95% did not. I'm not desparate since I would welcome the free time and not feel obligated to extoll the successes of everyone but me. Maybe I could use the free time to finally rid my yard of moles....
For the complete story, see a couple of reports below. For the short story, it's the annual "Should the Blog Continue" vote. If you want the silly blog to go on for another year, type in your comment, annonymously or otherwise, today, December 20, Tuesday, 2011. I need 15 of you to say "yay" or similar positive comment or else the blog goes dark forever. Vote early but not often. One vote per person.
UPDATE: Not good that's for sure. 9:00am and slow day with only 35 visitors and no one bothered to leave a comment. Well, I'll check back in an hour or two but it is beginning to look like I need to make plans on how to use the new found free time with the demise of the cycling blog. Come on......all I need is 15 comments that say, essentially, "keep the stupid blog going". Go to the comments section and get r dun.