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To my subscribers

I started this blog almost eight years ago when I turned sixty years old.  My average number of visits per day has gone from ten to fourty during that time.  The total number of views is now over 45,000.  This does not count those that subscribe to this blog.  Since the way I set up the email subscriptions provides the complete post, there is no need for a subscriber to go to my site.  But this also means, I do not actually know if the blog post was read.  I am about to change that. Now you will only get a summary and will have to go to my blog to read the full post.

It took my seven years to get about a hundred subscribers. In the last month or so, I have more than doubled the number of subscribers and have no idea why.  Many of you do not seem to be the kind of reader I would expect.  I would love to hear from you as to why you subscribed.  I think that something either changed with WordPress  or perhaps it was my Wikipedia entry that is driving new people to my site where they subscribe.  Frankly, it feels kind of strange.

8 thoughts on “To my subscribers

  1. Avram – that commercial with the most fascinating guy in the room? That’s you! You are inspiring. And to people like me who spent time in the computer and/or programming industry, it’s pretty exciting to read about the journey of someone who was a pioneer in the industry and who had such an important role in changing the world.


  2. Well not addressing your question but was expecting a (lengthy) blog entry on new Intel CEO. Since now I’ve already put you on the spot, here is a winning stock tip: Continuously sell INTC call options at $30 or above as we know the stock will be in same place in 10 years.


  3. i am not sure what this means, As you know, I pay great attention to your comments but do not like going to Facebook. I am generally uninterested in other peoples comments about your entries and as you have also found out I can be enraged by some. I do not like Facebook and believe that the world would be a far better place without it, To me there is great value of receiving a message from you (even if it is sent to, s many others and being able to respond to you privately and directly. I would appreciate it if you could figure out a way that you could continue to communicate with me without me going on Facebook. In addition to the lack of privacy for my comments and being essentially forced to read comments by others Facebook inevitable makes me keep up with some go my airhead relatives and their even more worthless “friends”.

    When I send out a piece of e-mail to a wide audience I see who comments back about them. If I find that I am not getting g a reaction, then I frequently drop them.



  4. I’ve been following your blog since you were freshly pressed a while back…you always seem to have an interesting perspective, or raise a topic that I might not ponder on my own. Good reading. That’s what we look for in a blog, right?

    I don’t know if I’m someone you’d expect to follow you but, alas, here I am.

    I will say, though, that my blog has also had a strange influx of subscribers in the last month or so, and many of them seem suspicious to me, too. I almost wrote a very similar blog post to this one. Maybe it’s in the air? Please do share if you uncover the mystery.


  5. Melanie, you are exactly the kind of person that I want to subscribe and I am now subscribed to your blog. But I realized that I have not been getting new posts for sometime. I just went to your blog. It shows that I am subscribed. I have been in communication with the CEO or WordPress whom I know. I think they made some changes that are causing more people to subscribe but it is not clear to me what they were. If I learn more, I will let you know.


  6. For me your posts are akin to historical letters when that was the only insights to people far away. Those were a way to get their life stories first hand than through secondary sources who often injected their own bias and changed the stories. Having met you in person when at Intel you determined we were of value and deserving of Intel Capital investment, your stories are even more relevant. In many ways you serve as a mentor and inspiration to many of us, with learning as much from your failures as your succeses. Lastly, you are a damn good story teller, a rare art form these days. I would definitely buy your auto biography.


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