This site gets about 20 unique visitors a day, many of them via Google Image Search, looking for this (hello, “nude+guy” googlers!). Peanuts of course, but I don’t mind as I don’t do anything to promote it in any way. I actually find this absence of “must update, must attract new readers!” pressure quite pleasing, and hardly ever Check My Statsâ„¢.
One lazy Saturday in September last year however, right after I had posted Hairweave Biff, I did have a look at who was visiting. Surprise: SiteMeter tells me some 200 people have visited — and it’s only 12:30 pm. Weird. Click on referers. Jaw drops.
Derek Powazek had linked to Moonbug. Derek “Fray” Powazek, a widely read blogger working at Technorati, married to another widely read blogger — had linked to Moonbug. My Frank & Debby entry to be exact.
For the next couple of days, traffic went through the roof. Suddenly, figuring out what to post next became of such quintessential importance that I froze and didn’t post anything. For a week. And when I finally did post something, I had to go and share this wonderful demonstration of dull mediocrity with the world. Brilliant timing indeed. Mister Cool, oh yeah.
So now we’re back to 20 unique visitors a day, the warm coziness of internet obscurity, and an audience that consists largely of people desperate to see a drawing of a naked man (hello, “nude+guy” googlers!).
Unless of course, Mr. Powazek decides to link me up again.
Hey: it could happen to you!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to Check My Statsâ„¢.