Holy popularity, Batman!

blogging, technology

I just checked my access logs, and learned something both cool and strange. I’m suddenly popular.

Oh wait a minute. My BLOG is popular. That’s not necessarily the same thing. Then again, nowadays, isn’t the line a bit blurred amongst us geeks?

From what I can tell at this point, what prodded over 50 people in one day to bookmark my site was my “BuyMusic.com” parody. Summon a smidgen of indignation, throw in an ounce of creativity, mix in a laughably beginner-talent with PaintShopPro, and voila — Instant parody logo… instant fame and acclaim.

I received virtual applause from Mexico, Finland, Singapore, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, and yes, of course, the good ol’ U.S. of A. (and for the record, I do not use cookies to track individual movements; all of this info was gleaned just from domain names in my log).

Okay, okay, enough basking in the glory. But what does it all mean?

Well, for starters, it seems snarkiness is more well-received than smileyness. People (okay, even smiley folks like yours truly) apparently love seeing an ‘evil’ company get kicked, and if it’s an RIAA-affiliated company, so much the better.

Have I started a quasi-meme? Will BuyMusic.com’s lawyers come after me? (And yes, I’m frankly salivating at figuratively kicking their legal team in the nuts :D)

And in the end, isn’t it all a bit pathetic anyway? “While there may be several million blogs eating up bandwidth, Jupiter estimates that only 4 percent of the online community read them.”

Ahem. I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!

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