Thursday, January 15, 2009

What is the sound of one hand clapping?


When I was a young boy, I watched my grandmother when she would sometimes talk to herself. When she noticed that I was watching her, she'd tell me that it was OK to talk to yourself but if you answered back it meant that you were crazy. I sometimes wonder what she would think of people if she came back from heaven for a day and observed them on their cell phones walking down the street or in their cars appearing that they are talking to themselves.

During my blogging journey that began 141 days ago, I oftentimes feel that I am talking to myself when posting my daily blogflections at Pierini Fitness. Writing blogflections is like making an entry in a private diary but instead of tucking it under my bed pillow when finished, I paint it on a cyberspace canvas for others to "see" my cyberspace art of middle-age man reflections about this and that. But what if nobody showed up to the blog gallery to view my art?

Thanks, however, to the curious souls who surf the internet in search of this and that, I have comfort in knowing that others are viewing my cyberspace art blogflections. During the last three months of 2008, Pierini Fitness had 1,645 visitors who accounted for 3,309 visits and viewed 6,513 pages, spending an average time of 2:19 per visit. Visitors from the U.S.A., Canada and the United Kingdom accounted for 91 percent of all visitors. The other visitors were a more geographically diverse group from 44 countries.

What a sigh of relief! It's nice to not be alone at least not all of the time. What if I had a big party and nobody came? What if I started a business and had no customers? What if I died and nobody came to my funeral? What is I started a blog and nobody viewed my blogflections?

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

4 comments:

fishhead said...

Are you feeling alone today?
I think that's a big fear of alot of people-being alone. I myself am not a social person, so I enjoy being alone. But, I have wondered if anyone will come to my funeral. I enjoy reading your blog. Keep it up!

Hey Tom, what's your new website address??

Have a great day ya'll,
Donna

pierini said...

Well I am alone at this moment but I am not feeling alone. Just trying to figure out how to clap only one of my hands.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Franklin said...

Very true about the idiocy of obsessive cell-phone usage.

From my little experience blogging I find this quote very humorous:

"Blogging: Never before have so many had so little to say to so few."

I'm not surprised that blog has very respectable visitor stats .. you write well and have a good sense of humor .. keep it up!

pierini said...

So true Franklin. Blogging allows me to showcase the depth of my nothingness. It is a distant cousin of me on those days that it takes me all day to do nothing.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!