web analytics

Answering Your Questions

I check my blog analytics pretty regularly. I like to know how many people are visiting, coming from where, for how long, reading what, etc. My keyword activity, the search terms that lead people to my blog, is particularly interesting and hilarious. I realize that I have a sultry blog title, and as a result [Keep Reading...]

Some early posts that deserve more traffic

I hit 250 posts the other day after 13 months of writing this blog. Looking back on some of the earlier posts, I found a few that I really liked but barely got any traffic. There were only 5 people reading my blog then (I love them), so I thought that maybe there would be [Keep Reading...]

Are you new here? My top 10 posts

I’ve noticed a lot more traffic to my blog lately and a considerable number of new RSS subscribers. “Hi!” to any of you who are new here, and thanks for reading! It would be great to get to know some of you, so please to introduce yourselves in the comments and let me know how [Keep Reading...]

Congrats to the winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards

The winners of Mashable’s 2008 Open Web Awards were announced today. Congratulations to everyone! Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Winner: Netlog Runner-up: Platinum Lounge Embeddable Widgets Winner: Qoof Runner-up: Sprout Blog Plugins Winner: ShareThis Runner-up: AddThis Social News Winner: Help a Reporter Out Runner-up: Hubdub Social Networking Applications Winner: Artition Runner-up: Digsby Social Bookmarking [Keep Reading...]

Get Satisfaction is now on Pleasure and Pain (and vice versa)

I get enormous pleasure out of writing this blog, but I don’t do it just to sermonize. This blog is for you, anyone out there interested in the broad topic of user experience — whether you’ve never heard it before or practice it every day. Since I always want to make this space better, involve [Keep Reading...]

Where’s Whit

The New York tech scene is bustling and I’m out and about almost every night of the week. Gary’s Guide, run by the lovely Gary Sharma a.k.a. Guy with Red Tie, is a great way to keep an eye out for what’s happening around town. But wanna know where I’ll be? Now I’ve embedded my [Keep Reading...]

Final Round of Mashable’s Open Web Awards

As I’ve mentioned before, Pleasure and Pain is a blog partner for Mashable’s Open Web Awards. The final voting round started yesterday at noon ET. You can vote anytime until 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 14. Mashable Open Web Awards Final Voting Round – Top 3 Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Name: URL: Netlog [Keep Reading...]