Site meter

My in-house information technology staff (that would be Jim, my husband) just set up a site meter/counter on this blog. And now I find myself checking it compulsively. Sort of the way I used to check my books’ Amazon rankings. And the way I used to play computer Solitaire.

I’m not proud of this, and maybe this is too much information and I shouldn’t be telling you. But I’m fascinated to see that someone from Australia dropped by. And Tennessee, and North Carolina, Illinois … and down the block.

Of course, my most frequent visitor is me — because I can’t stay away.

As with my other computer compulsions, I know this one will fade. But for now, Hello out there, wherever you are!


  1. Sharyn on April 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    You can set up Sitemeter to ignore visits from your URL.

    Saw you in St.Louis a few weeks ago. Loved your talk.

  2. Dianna Grace Riquelme on April 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I know how that feels. Actually, checking the site-o-meter has become a ritual, along with checking my email, comments on, and my blogsite. Waiting for the toolbar to get fully green and then just that half a second for the page to upload takes patience. But the results are worth it, especially when you get comments from half across the world that encourage you and give you that butterfly fluttering in the pit of your stomach. You come to realize that it is all worth it, even now, as you click Inbox or Stats, at the edge of your seat, holding your breath.

  3. Anita Diamant on April 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks Sharyn and Dianna. Amazing to get feedback so fast! I never know what will generate a response. This universe is so interesting.

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried on April 17, 2009 at 7:52 am

    My statcounter won’t show my hits, either. Which is probably good… it is fun to check often!

  5. Sherri, Goldie, Jacob and Ira on April 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    You’ve got a follower in Shanghai!See you this summer when we move back.

  6. boricua on April 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

    i was assigned your book the last days of dogtown. at first i thought it would be a dull book,but as soon as i started to read it i was hooked!!!!! awesome and very modern to todays stories. loved all the stories about every character…loved it!

  7. Mary on April 22, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Hi! I think your fiction is lovely, and Choosing a Jewish Life helped me find the courage to tell my family and friends about the spiritual life I wanted for myself – and has helped me through every step so far. Thank you so much!

  8. seven moons red on April 23, 2009 at 1:16 am

    hi anita…
    love love love the lyric writing on “requited”….
    my faves are blue yonder and praise…thank you thank you thank you so much! i saw dave this past weekend and he mentioned i might be getting something in the mail. what a sweet surprise! wishing you and everyone connected with this project wonderful things…certainly would like to sing those two! let me know!

  9. Anita Diamant on April 23, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Thanks for these wonderful comments.
    You have no idea how wonderful it is to hear from readers!

    And to “Seven Moons Red” — please contact me directly. ( has an email link) Would be glad for you to sing our songs.


  10. cecily on April 23, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Hello from Australia. 🙂 I still lurk, but only through bloglines most of the time. I’ve read The Red Tent and loved it and always recommend it to friends… even if it didn’t quite fit some of my unquestioned thoughts on how it all happened back then. It was a good read and thought provoking in many ways, so thanks. 🙂

  11. femail doc on April 25, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Try The red dots (right up your red this n’that alley) are most satisfying to follow. My ritual checking of fan followings takes up way too much time. Talk to you soon! love and xox

  12. Alaska-womom on May 2, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Too funny, I do that too, Now you can add Alaska to your list of visitors.

  13. Joy on May 18, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    We are reading “The Red Tent” as a book discussion title this month at our library. I am really enjoying it and can’t wait to get my hands on your new book coming out in September. 🙂

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