In blogging, exactly like real life, you want likes and applause. On the interwebs, the vehicle of likes and applause is the number of visits you get. So every day, when I update the site, I check to see how many hits I’ve gotten. It has stayed pretty steady around 300. Below the hit counter, there is a further breakdown, where my WordPress software tells me how many daily hits specific posts on the site have received.
Now, I don’t know how people hear about my site, search for it, or arrive here, but an interesting pattern has formed:
Every day, about 50 – 100 people visit a random post I made about Brendan Fraser.
You see, about 6 months ago people on the web started Photoshopping images of Brendan Fraser to make him look absolutely terrible, and it became a small meme. So after rounding up a couple these funny images, I made a post about it. That post is without a doubt the single most popular thing I have done on this website.
At some point, I have always wanted to put a couple ads up, and make a few bucks off SidesinSpace every month. Well this Brendan Fraser thing is pretty damned popular, maybe I should just revamp my entire website and make it all about him?
Not actually gonna do that. I just find it funny. Who are these people so interested in Brendan Fraser!?