The internets are weird. Sometimes there is no explaining why certain things get ignored and why other things become extremely popular. No one really knows. Back in March I wrote a rather stream of consciousness style piece of fiction called "My Morning Cup of Coffee" and since then it has swiftly become the single most popular post ever on this site. Which is a rather staggering accomplishment given how awesome the posts on this site are. (!)
The post has been read over 300,000 times now. Which is just insane. The next most popular post was the Eve Memorial: Ring of Fire post which hovers around 150,000 visits. And yes young persons, that was written way before CCP built a memorial to the players in Iceland. I still believe an in-game memorial to fallen Capsuleers should be built by the way.
I don't write this blog every day to be popular. (All bloggers are required to say this at least once a month or we get kicked out of the Union.) Let's be honest, I don't write specifically to be popular. But we all write hoping we'll be popular. And if you are not honest with yourself about that, well then you are lying to yourself and that is not healthy. You could stop writing and then that would be sad.
It does me no good if no one reads what I write. If no one shows up at the events. If no one listens to me ramble on about one thing or another. And eventually, it does Eve no good either. And that is, ultimately, the single biggest motivational factor for me. I like to share my passion about this crazy game that we all play. Or that you should be playing.
I had a point when I started writing this post, I swear I did. I blame Kirith. And you should blame him also! Please take a moment today and wander over to Kirith's blog and spend some time there reading and clicking on things. Let's mess up his Google Analytics report for this month and show some love. He's been chugging along writing about Eve longer than just about anyone, including me.
Now I remember. I was reading thru the blogs this morning with my morning cup of coffee, which we call Coke in the US, and happened on his traffic report. Frankly I was a tad bummed by his numbers and it got me thinking about Coffee and traffic and then this post came out of me. I don't understand how things work sometimes. How one guy essentially re-posts Corporation forum posts every day and becomes extremely popular doing it, and how another guy writes really well for a hundred years and no one visits his site. And it kinda bummed me out. I've never met Kirith, but we flew together for awhile in M3 down in Providence and he was one of the bloggers that inspired me to start this blog. And I consider him a friend.
So I'm not even going to mention how many visitors this blog got last month. Or the month before that. I hate numbers. They warp your mind. And, like I said above, the internets are weird. Who can figure 'em?
The point I wanted to make is this: Support your Bloggers. If you read something you enjoy, learned from, or that made you smile - comment. Let them know. Most of us operate blind most of the time and it is encouraging to hear from you. Positive and negative. Trust me. Spread the love. Encourage a blogger today. It only takes a few minutes and the life you save could be your own. Or something.
I should be back to my regular schedule tomorrow. I've had some insane work related scheduling issues this week and I've got a huge court date looming in the distance that I have to deal with.
See you in space.