A few months after I started blogging here, I installed Stat Counter on my page. Stat Counter provides me with statistics on my readers. I have a general idea of what part of the world they come from, how they found my site, and how long they stayed. My favorite statistic by far though is "Recent Keyword Activity." These are statistics I get when someone finds my site through something they typed into a search engine. For instance: I mention Alec Baldwin a lot here. Consequently, someone found my page by typing in 'Alec Baldwin scoring.' This person was probably very disappointed that my blog could not help them in their search. (Note to that person: You are one freaky-deeky.)
The keywords I see the most though are related to Elisabeth Hasselbeck, because of this post from back in May. Judging by the hits my page gets, Elisabeth is hated by quite a few people. According to my statistics, the hatred directed at her extends as far as Canada, Australia, and England. Since the new season of The View has started, the daily hits my blog receives has tripled, mostly due to people Googling such phrases as "I hate Hasselbeck", "Elisabeth Hasselbeck view hate," and my personal favorite, "Hasselbeck retard." (Note to that person: You and I are kindred spirits.)
All this makes me wonder, Why does everyone hate Elisabeth? So please, if you came to my little section of the internet through one of the many hate Hasselbeck searches, speak up and tell me why.
As for you Elisabeth, thank you. All the many stupid things you do and say have helped my readership grow in ways I have never known. And for that I thank you. But I still hate you.