I wrote this at 4 AM. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't sleep.
I woke up early to help clean up the Garapan Tourist District. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was spotted by a shy Refalahaole. She saw me sweeping the curb.
After the cleanup I spent a few hours at Café at the Park helping Marites with her personal blog and the FMI blog. She bought me a cup of coffee and an artery blocking, diabetes inducing Loco Moco. Yum. Thanks, Marites!
I went home at around 11 and read about half of George Lakoff’s latest book. Whenever I read in the afternoon I undoubtedly fall asleep, so after a short nap, I turned the computer on and looked at some of my pictures taken during the last year.
EJ came over late in the afternoon. We continued looking at pictures while we drank a few beers. Around dinner time we went out to the new Taste of India down in Chalan Laulau. For $12.95 we were treated to a buffet of curry, tandoori, and other Indian delights. They gave us free beer, too.
Free is my favorite kind of beer.
After dinner we went back to my place for a while and just hung out. I made her watch R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet DVD. I think that movie will really stand the test of time as one of the great contributions to American Culture in the early 21st Century.
I fell asleep kind of early, so of course I woke up in the middle of the night unable to sleep. I decided to get up and log on to the Internet.
So our blogs are finally being picked up by the other media outlets in the CNMI. The Marianas Variety published Jeff Turbitt’s piece on blogging, Harry Blalock interviewed Jeff, Boni, and me on his Island Issues radio show, and MP Magazine had a piece on blogging written by Dr. Khorram.
This blog is the most popular blog about life in the CNMI, attracting anywhere between 200-5000 unique visitors per day. I’ve been averaging about 10,000 unique visitors per month since February. I think that makes me the third most popular written media in the CNMI, after the Saipan Tribune and the Marianas Variety.
Am I right? Do Island Locator, Beach Road Magazine, or Pacific Times have a circulation larger than 10,000 per month or 2500 per week? I think I may be more popular. (Plus, my popularity is rising.)
I wonder how much they charge for advertising? Could I be charging local companies for blogger real estate? Hmmmm…..
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to live off of ads generated from a blog? Then I wouldn’t have to work. I could just go do stuff and then write about it. That would be a good life. A very good life.
Maybe I should have taken an English class in college.
This blog thing has really taken off in the CNMI. I just started a list of all the blogs in the CNMI. So far I’ve counted 65 blogs…and I’ve only included a handful of the Japanese blogs. I don’t want to sound like Al Gore claiming that I created the Internet, but I’d like to think that I had something to do with getting the bloggers blogging. The Blogger Meetup was my idea. We Love Saipan was all Walt, I just helped.
Not that it matters, I’m just saying.