I’m a little disgusted. Yesterday my dear old blog was inundated with page viewers. There were a few thousand. I actually broke my record for views in a single day. I was happy, but immediately I wanted to know why. What was the breakthrough? What had I done to deserve so much love? Had another popular blog linked to me? Had I struck Google gold? No.
I posted about a guy in Miami eating another guy’s face. The truth is, that post wasn’t even really about that. Still people were drawn to the title like a moth to light. Why? After all of the decent content I try to post on this site – pouring my heart out regarding politics and religion – my number one post by far is about some poor homeless guy getting his face gobbled up by a maniac.
What’s worse is I can see what people were searching for when they found my poor blog.
And what was the most popular link clicked when viewing my post? The single link to the photos of the man’s face who was a victim of cannibalism, of course!
So what does this say about the readers of the internet and getting more readers? I not-so-surprising answer. Post about sex and violence and people will read. Oh, and just in case you were wondering. As of 9:30am I’ve already received 1000 page viewers on that same post…