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.
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!