After yesterday’s post about shit, I thought I would next polish and post one of the drafts I have in the queue about a guy I dated who turned out to be a shit or treated me shitty.
Which is more grammatically correct?
Regardless, I couldn’t pick which draft or guy would deserve that honor or privilege, so just to avoid the decision I am sharing this random, irrelevant and mostly narcissistic thought about my favorite topic.
Not Mac & Cheese.
No..not beer. Did you even read the last blog? Thanks for picking that scab.
For some reason, I thought it would be nice to get my blog more widely read. Gotta get those likes, right? So, being the man of science that I am, I thought, “How does one do?” and decided that I was going to have to make a scientifically deeper dive into social media.
The Beautiful/Broken Poet has recently begun a Tumblr page for his work. He also linked his work to Facebook (done) and Twitter…I don’t Tumbl or Tweet so I was at a loss. I had an account on the Twitter for a long while a long while back. All that ever happened was that it got hacked and I was changing my password more often than I was Tweeting, so I gave the Twitter the bird and deleted my profile on that app. Not sure I want to repeat the same frustrations before I’ve exhausted my grumpy old man rage on each social opportunity equally…so, I figured I needed to decide whether I wanted to go with reddit or Pinterest.
Just kidding. Pinterest can suck it.
I’m a redditor, Harry!
Now, because I am a crappy scientist, I didn’t actually check my baseline before beginning this experiment, but I know – I dunno…from September? – that previously my reader footprint had been strictly US based.
After posting the first blog to reddit – Grain Freeze – last night, I waited an appropriate amount of time – which turned out to be the amount of time required for a couple of showers, a little of “the hush, the bad” with my Poet, some sleep, a little coffee run – and checked my stats to see if there was any lift.
Traffic is marginally up, so I immediately decided to throw another blog on the reddit fire. I tossed a dating blog on the Gaybros page and got an immediate comment! Don’t get too excited, it was an auto-post from the moderator of the Gaybros page saying they didn’t allow posts from new users. So much for Gaybros, but also exactly the precious behavior I would expect from a group of the gays. Which is why I find so much material and inspiration for blog posts in my dating life.
I “donated” my Volunteerism blog to a reddit page dedicated to volunteering. They were at least grateful enough to keep quiet.
When I checked some deeper statistics, it appeared that yes, my traffic was up, but my reader footprint was suddenly global! Just this morning, I had picked up readers in Canada. Not an unreasonable geographic leap.
Then I expanded the metrics to an overall view of the life of my lil corner of wordpress.
I had people in Mexico reading, not surprising…but now I can say I’m world (im)famous in North America. Why anyone in Canada or Mexico would listen to an American about anything is slightly mysterious to me, but I will try to only improve the American image with my posts. So there’s that.
Great Britain and Poland were surprise hits. And while I would just like to think I’m worth random readership across the globe, I think the reality is that D/ and Other Chris are likely candidates for those clicks. So, while my global footprint might not be the explosion my not-so-secret ego would like it to be, it is a good reminder of the fact that I have friends that I adore across the globe who might feel a twinge of the same emotions for me.
That’s a much better footprint to leave behind than interweb fame.