My my.yahoo.com mystery solved

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A reader writes:

Regarding seeing ‘my.yahoo.com’ in your referrers, that may have been me. The “My Yahoo” portal has a feature to store bookmarks on your homepage, and link directly to them from there. I just added you to my bookmarks today, so every time I fire up my browser and click over to your site, you should get a ‘my.yahoo.com’ referrer.

I have a number of links that appear in my logs once each day. It’s sort of charming, seeing what is most likely a single reader, checking in frequently. I’ve also liked the personal aspect of publishing online, the two-way flow.
I’ve always liked playing little rooms. My bestselling books have sold in the tens and even hundreds of thousands (well, one book anyway), but you get precious little feedback, relatively speaking, from an audience of that size.