Today, I was looking in on my stats. Like most other times I look at my stats, I’m both amused and saddened by the terms that bring people to my blog.
Back when I was a raunchy, satirical blogger, I would add raunchy, satirical tags to my posts. That’s how you get out there, right? Adding tags that are appropriate to the work you do?
Anyway, this became a problem quite a few months back when I stopped talking as much about ‘fapping on the moon’, ‘dicks in space’, and ‘the planet shaped like a Callipygian’, and started discussing less realistic things…such as life.
Though I lost some viewership when I switched from discussing ‘perverts in Uranus’ to ‘is this the real life?’, I realized something very important that I really hope you will take and use as a life lesson of your own.
The lesson is: The viewership that you attract when people can Google ‘Herpes Dick on Mars’ and arrive at your blog is probably not viewership that you ever wanted in the first place. Unless you’re into that kind of thing; I don’t know your life.
Another lesson to be learned is that comfort zones change with time and form of viewership. For example, I have matured enough to believe that farting on Jupiter isn’t as funny as I may have believed when I started the blog. I’ve also gained subscribers who I know personally who might judge me or look down on me for posting about how hard I laughed when I heard a farting on Jupiter joke.
Though I take the latter less seriously (I mean, friends, family, and followers, that if I did find that funny, I wouldn’t care how you judged me or looked at me because I am my own person and my interests, beliefs, thoughts, and feelings aren’t something I will allow you force me to alter because you are bored, offended, or saddened by them. Look, a run-on sentence), I do very much believe in the power of maturity.
I do love to get back to my inner child, and I’m sure my late 30’s will be a constant struggle between my career and my desperate need to relive those ‘good old teenage days’, but there are certain things that one should grow out of.
To get down to the point, I’ll be glad if, one day, I go to my stats and rather than seeing Google results for ‘Do Aliens Masturbate?’ leading to my blog, I see something along the lines of ‘The Pros and Cons of Fedoras’. Because that’s nothing but classy.