Strictly Average just hit 200 Followers; this is the 397th post.  I don't like sharing Google Analytic numbers, since RSS Readers are so prevalent now, but I'll go ahead and tell you, just this once...

...there was *SELF-EDIT* unique readers yesterday.

Not bad, right?

Okay, I'll admit the reason I've never used a counter is because I'm an obsessive personality.  I can't make it about artificial measures of success, because truth is I've never thought it was that important.  I've got folks who dig my stuff.

That's plenty.

Thanks to all of you - I'll see you at the next milestone.  No, not the 400th post!



PS: I've got an important job interview next week, working in the trenches of mental health.  Wish me luck!

PPS: I've had issues with uploading pictures.  I've used up my 1Gig Blogger limit, so I'm working on the Strictly Average website, turning it into an FTP resource for this site.  I beg your patience!


Porky said...

Congratulations! That's not only a lot of hard work, it's a lot of everything. My mind can barely stretch to the numbers.

Good luck for next week!

b.smoove said...

Congratulations. Well deserved.

winterman said...

Congrats! Now where's the promised article about your game against Greg Sparks!

Kirby said...

Goodjob Brent :). You hit 200 the day 3++ turned 1...awww.

And undo your self-edit! We all know you, Colin, John and myself just want to obsess over numbers for hours and hours and hours and hours and 1 or 2 seconds.

Goodluck with interview!

TastyTaste said...

I know one way of getting around your photo problem...

And yes where is the Greg Sparks battle?

Venerable said...

Congrats man, big milestone! Great site, long live the King...no not that King, you dude!

I've just started using analytics...its dangerous man, you just obsess over numbers...bounces, page views etc.. I might have to stop using it already...mind you I'm only approaching the 50 milestone so its a bit easier to track!

Freakazoid said...


jabberjabber said...

Congrats! (& good luck!)

Loquacious said...

Good luck.

HurricaneGirl said...


Grimnar Angband said...

Goodness, I remember back when you just started too. Its been a good run, keep going.

Da Warboss said...

Mental health, eh? Did you hear about the hooker who became a psychiatrist? for $50, she'll blow your mind...

lol, ok I got nuthin. Good luck with the nuts.

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.


I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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