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Everyone needs to sleep instead of sitting in front of the computer

September 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

My new, non-Vancouver Sun blog has been up for a month now and I’ve had just over 20,000 visits/hits/page views/whatever in that time, which is quite a testament to the passion of civic-politics junkies to read something, anything even in the dead heat of summer.

But one disturbing thing I’m noticing. My webalizer stats give me an hour-by-hour breakdown of the number of visits to my site. They peak between 3 and 7 p.m., with the biggest hits just after 6. That tells me a certain amount of afternoon and post-work reading. Okay, that’s normal enough.

But the next biggest peak in the readership is between midnight and 3 a.m. I always knew there were a few fanatics out there, like a certain NPA-affiliated person who emails me at 2 a.m. to comment on my posts — you know who you are, missy. But I didn’t realize how many of you were hunched over your laptops in the middle of the night, the blue glow of the screen casting a sickly light on your pale, drawn face … (fill in details about poor lifestyle choices here).

Take a break, folks. If you’re up because you’re having trouble sleeping, go for a naked midnight swim at Kits Beach or slug back a bottle of wine — if nothing else, it will do wonders for your political career.

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