Sunday, July 04, 2010

Tail o' the Hack

I was proud of this blog for a long time.  I didn't think it was the best one out there, but I thought it was amusing.  Funny pictures!  Smartass observations!   Look how  clever I am!
Then this occurred to me: If the blog was really that special,  it'd have way more visitors, way more returning visitors, and a Technorati authority higher than one.  Ha! I scolded myself.  You're a self-absorbed hack.   You can't draw, you can't write, and you can't draw a crowd.  Nice work.
Then I got a surprise.
My visitor counter recorded a sudden influx of visitors, all from a network of people I know.  What was this about?   Was I being rediscovered?  Maybe my blog wasn't so bad?
Then learned this.  Minutes earlier, someone had shared an app which lets you deface (a snapshot of) any website you choose.   They were picking this site so they could blow holes in it and splatter it with blood!
Well, I'd always wanted to entertain a larger group, right?


Pile Girl said...

I love your blog! How could anyone be mean to it?

stray said...

It's the quality of your regular followers, not the quantity, that counts.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Pile Girl.
I think they were just fooling around. I figure if they really disliked it, they wouldn't remember the address.

That's true. I wouldn't trade you guys for all the fandom in the world.

Mike Healy said...

I love this blog, your observations, and the illustraitons. Please keep going, and (as Blind Faith put it): Do What You Like!!!

Namowal said...

Thanks, Mike.
I appreciate that!

RHSteeleOH said...

I always look forward to your posts!

Linda said...

That could be a compliment, in an odd sort of way.
Did you ever see what they did?

Namowal said...

Thanks RHSteeleOH.
Stay tuned for more.

Hi Linda,
I'm pretty sure they were just fooling around- nothing personal.
I just thought it was funny to get a sudden influx of visitors (Yep, everyone likes my blog! only to find they were there to wreck the joint.

booda baby said...

That's ickety, even if someone's fooling around. Almost every single time I come to visit, I think: why don't you make this a BIG FAT HABIT? (And then I remember that habits give me a headache.) That said, your illustrations are ALWAYS fantastic (and I was JUSt honestly thinking: Jeeesh. They get better and better.) If your blog was a swearing kind of blog, I'd add a little profanity to the mix, too.

Namowal said...

Thanks, Boodababy. :)