Friday, September 22, 2006
Fantasy and Reality, Self-Image and Self-Indulgence
DemiOrator contains a fairly specific segment of my interests. It contains information and things I find interesting and think deserve a wider circulation. As time has gone on, I've relied less and less on cues from fellow bloggers as to what I showcase here. Again, this has pluses and minuses. As a minus, I feel removed and distanced from the community of bloggers. As a plus, I don't think my topics are typically part of the "echo effect" common in many of the blogs I like, where a news item or subject propagates through the blogosphere, creating a chorus where it's difficult to pick out specific voices.
Part of the blogging experience for me is the disconnection between what I think I'm projecting and creating in DemiOrator and what my hit counter statistics tell me about my newest visitors. I have a basic hit counter that only shows the last 100 visits. This is fine because I still get well below that number per day. Searches leading to DemiOrator always provide me with puzzling material so I'm going to list a few that consistently show up. I'm going to link the searches with the term and also link to the post found on DemiOrator. This is pure self-indulgence on my part but, as the saying goes, it's my blog and I'll be boring if I want to.
- Tre Tre Crip - The Tre Tre Crips were mentioned in passing in "A grassroots tactic but you need a law...", and it shows up high on the search page. I wonder why people are searching on the Tre Tre Crips?
- Donkey Punch definition - A little less popular recently but my post The Return of the Curious Case of Cafe Press still shows up on the first page of the search.
- Soldier salary - I ain't no expert but because I quoted another source in A Soldier's Salary, I show up high in the ranking.
- Men are assholes - Even though I qualify it in Some Men are Assholes, it's still the second listing on the search page.
I am Jack's schizophenic alter-ego. Fear me, worship me, forget me.