Wow! It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating the big 2-0… times 1000! But as of this evening, my stock ticker rolled over yet again, this time at 25,000. Unfortunately, the mood is less than festive over here. Sure, this is good news, but there’s bad news too.
Good News: Well, I’ve reached this milestone a little ahead of schedule. Back when I hit 20,000, I figured I’d need a few more weeks before the next 5k. But a recent upsurge in traffic has made this possible sooner. Ah, which brings me to…
The Bad News: This upsurge in traffic has been due to a single post in my lineup. One which involves a certain incident involving drugs and sick, ghoulish behavior. Know which one I’m referring to? No? Think flesh eating bacteria, minus the bacteria. Still need a hint? Zombies, dammit! It seems that more than half my traffic in the last few days has been people coming by to read about “Bath Salts” and the recent upsurge in cannibalism.
So you see my predicament. On the one hand, my little blog is growing in popularity. Why just the other day I got my first hate mail! But it’s not good to benefit from bad news, especially the kind that involves people dying. Only two kinds of people do that – weapons makers and oil barons, and I assure you, I am neither. If I was, I imagine people would be hitting me up for money more often 😉
But I guess this just proves what I said before, about zombie-ism being big in the news right now. And hey, I’m certainly not immune. Hardly a day has gone by lately that I haven’t talked about zombie weapons or wondered when the hell Walking Dead was coming back to TV (October 2012, according to IMBD). But the fact that this all involved that creepy murdering weirdo makes me feel like I’m kind of profiting off of tragedy.
So here’s what I plan to do. Henceforth, that crazed, weirdo, batshit-crazy Canadian fellow who shall remain nameless will receive no free publicity from me! However, I shall continue to talk about the possible (translation: totally fictitious) connection between Bath Salts and the coming Zombie Apocalypse. I have a duty to mankind to help them prepare! So in the days that follow, perhaps we should address strategy, fitness, and the little things we can do to stay alive in the event of a zombie attack.
Good stuff! So stay tuned and remember: don’t give murderers publicity, cannibalism aint cool, and say no to Bath Salts!
12 thoughts on “25,000 Hits!”
Ah Matthew. Pls pls pls count this and be joyous about it. It really doesn’t matter why, except you’re on that awesome sauce, and you deserve every accolade. BTW, stop by my site tomorrow. I’m dropping a post about our little anthology start-up.
Be well Mr. 25,000er!
Zombies are the new Vampire. And because there was an event that seems like it was straight out of a classic zombie in real life, people are just a little bit TOO into it.
I’m still waiting for Anne Rice’s new novel “The Wolf Gift” to start a werewolf trend with the MTV reboot of “Teen Wolf”.
As long as it’s read: I say..!
I was going to leave a comment on ‘that’ post however; I thought better…!
Darn; I’m doing it here…!
We had a similar case here in Australia… body parts found here and there… turned out to be just some crazy dude with a hatchet.. and no connection to ‘you know what’…! 😉
Hopefully your writing is not a fad. Zombies are a fad. Keep on keeping on 🙂
That’s funny. I recently had a similar thing happen to me with my ten things about Poland article. Suddenly I’m getting all these random hits because of a mention of WW2 and an I image got off the net somewhere. I kinda laugh because it has nothing to do with my blog at all, yet I can’t bring myself to take it down or remove the tag. Plus isn’t there something about getting more traffic that increases the likeliness of your blog showing up higher in searches? I wouldn’t sweat it too much. If it brings readers to your site, some of them will eventually stay and explore. And who knows…maybe that will cause your big break someday.
Another major milestone already?! Congrats!
Yeah, but its a bit creepy. So many people coming by to read about face eating! Its like, I’ve got other posts too!
Yeah, that part is unfortunate… I’ve noticed that when I post on something that’s part of the popular news media stories that I get a lot more hits. Not sure if that’s much consolation, but it does speak to being relevant right?
That’s exactly the word I would use, relevant. Stuff happens, and you’ve got to comment on it if you’ve got something to say and want to be heard, right?
Congrats on the hits. Thanks for the zombies updates, I feel a lot safer. ;0)
Congrats!!! 🙂 You got your first hate mail ? Now you are getting really popular 😀
Keep writing 🙂