Thursday, March 11, 2010

The People Have Spoken

A little over a year ago, I posted on the most popular posts that have ever occurred on this blog. At the time the top 3 looked like this:
3. Premier League Fan Zone
2. Great Places to Eat in Kansas City
1. Movie Quote of the Week - License to Drive Edition

I mentioned that I was surprised at the fact that an 80's movie widely recognized as terrible could generate twice the traffic of a list of places to eat in my hometown.

Well, I am now more surprised. The top 3 today is very similar in content. Soccer fans have overcome Kansas City eaters, but they are still relatively close.

BUT... the movie about a couple of underage kids driving a fancy car has become the blog phenomenon. The License to Drive post now has over 6 times more hits than do either of the other top posts.

This was, of course, aided and abetted by the death of Corey Haim yesterday. This blog had its largest traffic day ever yesterday by a factor of about 4.

So I, and the other contributors to this blog, must now realize that we will never find glory and fame from any witty, thoughtful, learned, or creative writing on any interesting or important topics. Barring insanity (insanity more insane than the insanity of the overdose of an 80's teen star creating favorable conditions for blog readership on a blog not based on the lives of 80's teen stars), this post will forever be the most viewed post on the blog.

The people have spoken.

3 comments:

bigsmithdude said...

just think how much readership will increase whenever Feldman bites it. might have to reboot the system....

emawkc said...

"So I, and the other contributors to this blog, must now realize that we will never find glory and fame from any witty, thoughtful, learned, or creative writing on any interesting or important topics."

Oh I don't know. Why don't you give it a try and we'll see if those posts garner traffic?

(heh heh, just kidding. I love you guys.)

Jim said...

touche.

 

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