Most of the konvertsy flapdoodle on the internet is nothing but smoke n’ mirrors… much ado signifying nothing. The same goes for Josephus Flavius’ ginned-up award… there’s only one award that counts… readership… and you’ve gotta WORK for that, kids.
I was looking at Stokoe’s comboxes, and I saw the following… I removed the name of the poster; my intent is to ridicule the vacuous “award”, not the individual who gushingly posted it. Take a look:
Congratulations, Mark, on winning “The Best Church News Blog” by the 2010 Eastern Christian New Media Awards. You have worked tirelessly, my friend, and I know I speak for many of us when I say that you richly deserve it.
This is an internet travesty; it was created by a Uniate in Texas who calls himself “Josephus Flavius” on a website called Byzantine Texas. It’s nothing but a phoney little number ginned up by an individual and his like-minded confederates. I got something in my inbox about this howler, and I ignored it. After all, I don’t need phoney awards… I have more readership than Josephus does… and more than Mark Stokoe does, for that matter. Do take a look at the graphs (none were available for Josephus’ site because it got so few hits):
6-month readership trend for this site
6-month readership trend for Stokoe’s site
In short, I have 12 percent more domestic readers (not hits… not page-views) than Mr Stokoe… and total readership can’t be compared, as Mr Stokoe keeps his site stats concealed. Do note how Stokoe’s stats are trending downward, and his site is 60 percent off its peak six months ago. A look at my graph tells the tale, and no word from me is necessary. I think that if you want to see how my site is doing… go ahead! Here’s the URL:
Cookie the Bookie is offerin’ good odds on my entry in the Trifecta… wanna try your luck?
Wednesday 17 November 2010