Archive for January 2006

Traffic Spike

If you found this site’s performance sluggish yesterday afternoon, a huge traffic spike was the culprit. My original post on polyphasic sleep was picked up by three social bookmarking sites simultaneously: digg.com, del.icio.us, and shoutwire.com. Consequently, StevePavlina.com received 142,408 page views yesterday, mostly within the span of a few hours. Normally the surge in traffic…

Raise Your Standards

A piece of criticism I often get is that my standards are too high — to the point where people feel they can’t measure up.  Maybe it’s easy for a polyphasic-sleeping, vegan entrepreneur to say, “This is what you can do to improve your results,” but perhaps I’m out of touch with what the average person is capable…

What’s Your Autism Quotient?

A reader sent me a link to a 50-question multiple choice quiz to determine your Autism Quotient. Autism is basically what you get when you take introversion to the extreme — to the point where you can no longer function well in social situations. I don’t put too much diagnostic faith in online quizzes, but…

Are You a Bear or an Eagle?

Sometimes when my wife and I have conversations in public, it looks like the scene from the movie Dogma where Loki and Bartleby walk through the airport talking about their previous exploits as angels. We often look around at all the sleeping people in the world, noting that they barely register as conscious beings. They…

What Kind of Year Do You Want to Have?

There’s been a lot of writing about New Years’ resolutions in the blogosphere lately.  That isn’t a bad thing; however, there are a couple problems with the way most people make New Years’ resolutions. First, most people treat their NYRs as mere wishes, not as actual resolutions.  They don’t resolve or commit to anything, and you can sense…