Ok…here is a thought, when you added in something that actively annoys Internet Explorer users for some time and you still have over 50% of your readers still using Internet Explorer, you have to ask yourself one question. Am I loosing more readers than I realise?
If anything, I would have to say…yes. Seeing that the average returning visitors for this blog dropped from almost 50% to less than 30% ever since I’ve installed the “Internet Explorer Only Splash Page”, that’s not really a good thing altogether. That and the fact that I’ve been getting comments and emails from Internet Explorer users regarding my…aggresive evangelism. It’s fair to say that, I do appreciate the feedback on it. I mean you took the time to read what I have to say and comment and it’s fair enough that I try and accomodate what would make things easier on you. It’s what a friend of mine would call business acumen. Not that I have much of it, doesn’t mean I don’t have any.
So yeah, I have toned the evangelism down a bit. The splash page doesn’t show up any other time, it just comes out once every 2 days after you’ve viewed my blog. It’s a whole lot better than having a permanent bar over the top of the blog saying that you need to switch away from Internet Explorer. I have my reasons for switching away from Internet Explorer, I really do and I’m starting to realize I can’t force everyone else to do the same thing because of my reasons. I can do what I can, but there is a difference between convincing people and closing people away from you. What I can do is at least try and find that middle point somewhere that tells people, this is still not something I prefer you to view my blog with.
You still have a choice though, hopefully now, it’ll be less anoying.