Following Janelle's lead, I upgraded my blog to the Blogger Beta. I'm not exactly sure why I did it. There was no feature that I wanted to use, but I was starting to feel like a Luddite. I mean if Janelle, a lowly furniture designer, was going take the technological leap, then I, an illustrious computer programmer, would be leaping off the Empire State Building right behind her, hoping to pass her on the way down.
The move to Beta seemed to go smoothly last night, but then I noticed something odd today. My sitemeter, which tells me how many people visited my blog (and thus how many people love me) was reporting very low numbers.
For example, yesterday, before I did the move to Beta, I had about 60 visitors. That's a score of 60 Loveworthinesses. Today my Loveworthinesses score will probaby be in the 30s (and a bunch of those are me loving myself). This will be the lowest Loveworthinesses score I've had on a weekday in a long time.
Is it coincidence that I stopped being loved exactly when I moved to the Beta Blogger? Or am I just inherently less lovable now?
What if my blog smelled lemony? Maybe that's a Beta feature.