January 24, 2004

Shanghai Slim Rides Again--Intermittently

Ian's recently lamented that if moving to Shanghai was a ploy to increase his blog stats, it hasn't worked. I've got a solution for him.

Dude--you've just moved to Shanghai. But you're posting, what, every couple of days? Sometimes only once a week. If you want to get your stats up, start posting every day!

I'm not talking about lengthy, detailed, analytical posts, mind you. You're out and about every day in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Asia, a place where the truly bizarre (from my point of view) is commonplace. If each day doesn't provide you with some small but noteworthy observation or anecdote about life in Shanghai, you're not paying attention. At the very least, I'm certain that the Assistant to the Copy Boy is committing unavoidable faux pas three or four times a day (you've got to start keeping a tighter rein on that kid).

So tell us what's going on. I, for one, would be fascinated. Anyone who wouldn't can go talk to Churchill's Parrot.

Posted by Will Duquette at January 24, 2004 08:15 PM

Ian said:

Touche! :)

I have a tendency to want to cover everything, and brief posts are anathema to that. I'll restrain that tendency from now on.

As to the Assistant to the Copy Boy, I've done my best to keep him tied up and hidden under the bed, with twice-daily feedings. But he's a clever little bugger, and always manages to untie the knots or cut through the ropes somehow. He had an embarrassing encounter in a bakery just the other day, in fact...

Okay. Every day. (Or so.)