Shutting down….for real

July 22, 2014

For the past 15 months, this blog has received an average of 0 hits per day. Zero.

In 2010, two years after I stopped reviewing, the blog received over 1,000 hits.

Last year (2013), it was 155. This year, there has been only one month so far when the hit count made double digits (10 hits in April).

I will archive the material at the end of August. It will then be available only via sources like the Internet Archive Way Back Machine.


Last Call

November 21, 2011

March 2011 (6 months ago) was the last month that this blog had over 100 hits in a month. September was down to 34 — only slightly more than one per day.

This blog will be “killed” at the end of December 2011.

When to delete?

March 28, 2011

After moving along with an average of 75 views per month from March 2010 through January 2011, visits doubled in February to 2011.

The question for me remains, when to kill this blog?

At one point I said when traffic dropped below 100 per month. (And then I did not check for a while…)

I did notice on a recent visit to Eau Claire (which was under the radar for most people!), that there have been changes in the bar scene. Some old places are gone, some new ones are in. It seems that Volume One is doing a decent job of listing them (and often with photos). Their list is also organized. Is it time for this blog to die?

Use keeps moving

November 5, 2009

It has been a year since I left Eau Claire. I expected the visits to this blog to tail off, and they have. However, there are still almost 100 views per month, so I guess it stays for a while longer. There is a chance that I will show back up for a final visit sometime in the next six months. If so, there may be one more post.

The end is here

February 9, 2009

I have not been in EC since election day. It was my last visit to move my furniture to storage, and pack up my valuables to move on.

I am living in a new state, in a new region, and have a whole new life.

It was a great run while it lasted, but it is over.

I just checked the stats. I will leave this blog up as long as there are at least 50 hits per month. Once traffic drops below that, I will delete this effort.

Photos and links

August 28, 2008

Those who visit this site directly will note the new page in the top bar [sorry for the pun….not really]. I have started taking photos of the outside of EC bars and posting them to Flickr.

This first batch is those bars generally north of the Eau Claire River and east of the Chippewa River along with the bars which are north of Madison/Cameron Streets. Water Street will be a separate project, as will those on Hastings and in the south part of town.

I may or may not add out of town bar photos, depending on how the spirit moves me.

Griese’s 400 Club

August 25, 2008

This is one of several “downtown” Altoona bars. It has a classic interior which has been cleaned up. The bartender did not know how to make the favored drink, but took direction well.

I loved that there was a group of ladies sitting playing a card game in the late afternoon. It seems like a nice, friendly neighborhood place.