Here we go again. She’s still beautiful, and she’s still on a toilet. But the headline is now shorter, changed from Beautiful Woman on a Toilet. (I plan to subtract one word per month until it just says Girl Toilet)
On September 1st, I posted the first installment of the Woman on a Toilet series, and predictably, I got more hits than on any previous blog. In promoting my company www.bestbathroombooks.com, and selling my book, this is useful. In my opinion, I spent more time and displayed more writing skill on most of my other blogs, but this single, provocative title hooked more views than anything else.
As I refine this experiment, I am confirming my suspicions, the most obvious being this:
Views are almost exclusively based on the title and the photo. Obviously, the subject matter must correlate to the title—at least to a certain degree. And this brings us to the question:
Why do we blog at all? I mean, what’s the damn point?
If our sole purpose is to be viewed (so that our Site Stats will satisfy us), then provocative titles and photos will suffice. If we blog simply to write for the joy of writing, we can write on any subject and title our pieces anything, without worrying about being read. If our goal is to be read and respected and validated, well, I’m afraid for the most part, we’re shit out of luck.
Games Bloggers Play
One more thing about this Supermodel on a Toilet. As a virgin blogger, I was unaware of some of the games involved in getting views. These include:
Bloggers subscribing to your site and every site they can click on in an effort to be subscribed to.
Bloggers clicking “Like” to every blog they can click on, whether they like your blog (or even read it) in an effort to get you to read their blog.
Putting your blog out at 10AM on Monday, or any morning at a calculated time.
Having more than one wordpress blog and posting the same blog on both sites or multiples.
Using tags that have nothing to do with your blog subject, i.e humor, when, like this particular blog, it’s not fu%king funny at all.
I’ve found a few pretty good and interesting bloggers out there, and below are a few of the ones I think are cool. Since this will probably be my biggest blog (Thanks again Beautiful Supermodel Woman!), I’d like to recommend them:
http://ramblingsandrumblings.wordpress.com/-One of the best, funniest people blogging. She interprets media better than anyone out there, and her drawings pair with her words like chardonnay and brie. She’s gotta have a book in her–and I hope I publish it one day.
http://sonachandi.wordpress.com/ Girl with a White Flower- She’s 21, she’s British Pakistani and she broke up with her boyfriend 4 months ago. Brutally honest, she’s got a sweet vibe–and she spells humor with a U. Very cool.
http://outfromthewild.com/ Wild Man! Mark my words, this guy will have his own show on Comedy Central one day. He makes his own vids wherein he has conversations with himself. A young odd buck, but there’s a kernal of brilliance here.
http://ashleyjillian.com/ This chick is a dry-wit superbrain, Reminds me of my daughter. People this smart and cool kind of scare me.
http://sexuallifeofawife.wordpress.com/ For the Daring: This blog is written by a UK masochistic housewife 39 years old whose husband is unaware she’s writing a blog. If this is a normal sex life, I’m a Quaker. Again, if you’re looking for brutal honesty and a voyeuristic look inside one unique marriage, check out this blog (but not at work).
Thanks again for clicking on the Supermodel and helping me with my ongoing research. Sorry this blog wasn’t funny–I’ll get back to humor in my next blog.
Meanwhile, I promise to shorten the title again next month.
And now, an Original Music Video from the Author!