Tuesday, August 01, 2006

happy blogiversary

It's been a full year since I decided to unleash my excess thoughts onto the Internet. A month ago I added a feature that lets you see how many people are visiting the blog and what they were searching for. During July we had between 100 and 200 people here each day, which is more than I thought there would be. Of course most of them found their way here after doing a Google search for the caffeinated cheerleader in the T-Mobile commercials. It figures that one of my dumbest, shortest posts gets the most page views. To those of you who actually read the fresh blog posts daily, thank you!

I've heard from a couple of people who can't post comments because the word verification feature that I added doesn't work on their computer. I don't know why it doesn't work for everyone. Since it's the first day of a new blog year, let's try dropping the word verification and switching to comment moderation, which means that the comments won't show up until after I've read through them.

As my anniversary gift to myself, I registered with Technorati today. I've been wanting to do it for a while but the mental patient in me made me wait until the first of the month. In theory, more people will now find their way here. We'll see how that goes. I like the Technorati tags I see on some of the other blogs I read daily. Over the next month I hope to figure out how to add tags to all the posts I've written in the past year. While I'm at it, maybe a more experienced blogger can tell me what to do about links I posted in the past that no longer work. It's usually happens to news stories that are no longer available on a newspaper or television site.

My best-laid plans almost failed today when I kept getting the same "Sorry" message from Technorati over and over and over again:

I finally was able to "claim my blog" just before I had to head downtown for tonight's improv show. I was in a rush to think of twenty words or phrases to use to describe this blog in my Technorati profile. Let me know if you can think of anything better than the tags I came up with: BBQ, Burbank, Catholic, Celebrity, Comedy, Deejay, Entertainment, Family, Food, Frank Murphy, Improv, Knoxville, Local News, Marshmallow, Morning Radio, Pop Culture, Radio, Television, Tennessee, Weight Loss

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Anonymous semi-regular reader said...

You should have a tag for "frogs" and another for "tortoise."

Blogger Frank Strovel III said...

You seem to be on the right track with Technorati. Plus, you've reminded me I need to update my profile and tags.

Happy 1st!

Anonymous Tonya E. said...

Thanks for dropping the word verification feature. It didn't work on my computer either. Love your blog-daily reader-and also love you in the mornings.

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

After receiving only my first three comments with the new system, I already like it better. I wish I had switched to comment moderation a long time ago!

Blogger Heather said...

How about female anchors or female news anchors. HAppy Day no more squiggly letters

Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Nice job Frank. You should add Marshmellow Peeps to that tag list.

Anonymous Shelly said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Love your blog-daily reader, enjoy your morning show, and love Einstein Simplified!

Anonymous Marc,Kim,and Frank fan said...

what no mention of marshmallows??
or Abby ham?
Or Frogs,
or body farms,
love the blog!- love your show in the mornings!-got a promotion and now can listen for 30-40 extra minutes!- told my bosses that was the biggest perk in my new position! I love Star 102.1
woo-hoo go me! go me! go me! Thanks Frank!!!


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