Saturday, August 11, 2007

Why Can't You Just Love Me for Me?

I don't meant to brag, but in the past week or so, the number of visitors to my blog has skyrocketed. I mean, I went from a measly 15-30 hits a day to 70-150.

Ordinarily I would be really stoked about this. But I must admit, it's a wee bit humbling to realize that 9.5 out of 10 hits are precipitated by search words like "baby buffalo lion" and "lion tossed by cape buffalo" and even "tiger eats baby buffalo."

No kidding, I've apparently become *the* prime source for that amazing video on some search engines — which is funny, when you consider all I did was embed the You Tube link a few weeks ago.

And, no, none of these people look at anything else on my blog. No one looks at the pictures or reads the entries; and if they return to this page, it's just so they can view the video again.

I mean, I've had nuns check out the video, for crying out loud. People at NASA, and even the freakin' President of the United States of America.*

So just in case you missed it the first time around, I though I'd repost it. Because it's apparently the hottest thing on the net — aside from my brilliant collection of haiku, of course.

Everyone wants in on that.

*Just kidding about that last one. We all know the Cyber-Nanny Dick Cheney installed on Bush's computer blocks access to You Tube.


Winter said...

I'm here for the pictures of your cat.

Winter said...

Oh and because your blog is freakin awesome. And I've got great taste.

XOXO said...

wow! That is some amazing info you get from your tracker! What a voyeur.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Winter - Stay tuned. I have one of those saved as a "Draft," for posting when I run out of other things to ramble on about.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

XOXO - Don't play all innocent. I use the same meter as you. Though, yes, it does creep me out how much it reveals. And this is a FREE account — if you pay, supposedly you learn a lot more about your visitors. Gross. Kind of makes you re-think where you visit on the net, huh?

Plus, we all know I started using it just to make sure I'm not found by he-who-must-not-be-named.

Beth said...

The search that lands the most folks on my blog is "bodies exhibition review," from a post nearly 18 months ago. I still get a few hits every day for that. Second up: "stripper shoes" and "best stripper songs," for reasons unbeknownst to moi.

Stacy said...

I saw the video on CNN last week and said to myself(because it was very early and I had not brushed my teeth yet), "Third Worst Poet ITG posted that weeks ago". I need not watch it again.

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: A tiger? In Africa? (Thank you Monty Python.)

CNN had this link on their site last week. I thought of you.

A bumper sticker seen last weekend:
Cheney/Voldemort '08 (I guess they are tired of voting for the LESSER evil.)

Michael K said...

I just signed up for the Google analytics and haven't figured out where to find all this info about who comes to your site. Which one do you use? I didn't even care until you told me you could do this.