Hey, gang! You may not know it, but this page is officially over a year old now. Yep. And when you reach those kind of milestones, you sort of take inventory of what you’ve got and what you’ve wrought (RHYME!! YEAH!!) So I recently had me an idea. I was going to split this blog up and do two separate pages. One would be my usual sci-fi, comic book, geektastic blog and the other would be the one where I tackled more serious subjects like war and quantum physics. Both would be rich in that good ol’ Turner Watson humor and irony (and I mean RICH!!) and have plenty of misspellings and run-on sentences. Seriously, it’s kind of a fun little game to play when I publish a new post: Spot The Bad Stuff! Sigh. I know, I know.I thought better of it. The splitting-up idea. The thing is, this little craptastic bullhorn of mine is different things to different people, and if I can turn the guy who’s here to read about Dazzler’s first appearance in X-Men on to some serious old-school pomade and style tips, then I’ve done my job!
So after deciding to scrap the break-up, I looked at my search stats again. This is one of my favorite quick-and-dirty blog topics, as some of you already know. It’s still fun and often mind-boggling to see the search terms that have led people here. Search engines have been responsible for 17,308 visits to my site. Since it’s kind of a one-year anniversary special, here are some of the all-time search results which were responsible for people clicking on this page. Number one surprised me a bit…
Grammar Nazi. This search is number one with a staggering 1,238 searches. This does not include the variants thereof, like the ironic “grammer nazi” with 54 searches or “grammarnazi” with 42. Wow. I did ONE BLOG on that subject, but obviously it was something on everyone’s mind this year. Okay then. What could possibly be Number Two on the search list?
Amish. The irony, of course, is that the Amish are not allowed to use the internet. HA! JOKE’S ON YOU, BEARDY-STRAW-HAT-BOY!! Also, there were eight searches for “amišai” that led to my page. Apparently, that’s a Lithuanian word for “Amish.” True story. Lithuanian people are searching for first-hand accounts of the mysterious Amišai and finding their way here. And to them I would say “Dėkojame, Lietuvos žmonių!”
Carrot Top and fake tans account for a good chunk of search-term visits, but there’s ONE particular post that has had enough disparate searches combined that it ends solidly in third place. Ladies and gentlemen, the Big Bang Theory. For the uninitiated, I’m not referring to the actual theory that attempts to explain the first moments of our universe, but rather the mediocre television show that attempts to describe (and bring about) the end of geek culture. There has been SOOOOO much hate, praise and discussion of this stinking turd of sitcomdom on sites like Reddit that I suppose it was only natural that some of those curious parties would find their way to my fetid little swamp of cyberdom. In fact, just on this post alone, there have been 7,364 pageviews. This is not including the people that came in through the “front door” and then clicked on that blog. I’d post the numbers but am already patting myself heartily on the back, so more ego-stroking isn’t necessary anyway. But, wow…talk about hitting a nerve! That’s why I do this shit, you know. I’d really suggest EVERYONE get their own blog and say whatever you want. It’s like Facebook but with fewer things that you can share or “like” if you hate breast cancer or Chick-Fil-A.
Finally, I have to give you mad props. Yes, you. You know who you are. You’ve shared this blog from your Facebook a grand total of 10,838 times. Wow. Reddit is responsible for 5,492 referrals, and your Twitter shares put 676 butts in the seats, so to speak. StumbleUpon, WordPress itself, hell even the website of my of employers, 98.9 the Bear helped out. Outstanding and wonderful. Thanks again for those wonderful numbers, but thanks even more for reading. Expect my next post to be about “Fake-Tanned Nickelback Guest-starring On the Amish Bang Theory.” Can’t miss.