As my friends and coworkers will tell you, I’ve been somewhat obsessed
with checking my site stats for the past few days. I’m not lying when I
say that the four posts I wrote about Lion and the ensuing visitors to
this site now account for almost 13% of my total views–since 2008.
None of the numbers involved are all that high, mind you, but they’re
higher than I really ever thought I’d see on this little old site.
Still, it’s hard not to see your view count “skyrocket” and think
you’re doing something right and/or helping others who seem to be having
similar problems. I’ll admit it: I found some pride somewhere in all
Then I went trolling on Google.
It turns out that thecrosseroads.net doesn’t turn up in the first page
of search results for pretty much any of the search terms that brought
people to the site (which leads me to believe that the users who are
finding my site are some pretty persistent people!). And when you do
those searches, a lot better people than me have lent their pens to the
topic of Lion. Don’t mistake me, though; I’m glad people have found my
posts useful, if only so that they know someone else feels the same way
they do, notices the same things, and holds the same ideas about how
things “should work.”
Anyway, enough about me. Hit the break for a couple of resources that
may help you make more sense of Lion.