Monday, September 12, 2011

In which I test what I like to call "The Bloggess Effect."

The Bloggess Effect, (heretofore* known as TBE) is a phenomenon understood by all low-key bloggers who enjoy the humorous writings of Jen, aka The Bloggess.

TBE most often occurs when said low-key blogger finds herself*** opening the sitemeter of her blog's stats to find that the page views have increased dramatically overnight.

"Halleleujah!" shouts low-key blogger. "The Internet is finally realizing my awesomeness and I will soon have thousands of followers which will then lead to a Famous Blog, following which I will get my own t.v. show!!"

Naturally. This IS what we all think. Maybe some of you don't actually yell it out at the screen? Yes?

Moving on.

As Low-Key Blogger jumps onto her desk chair to shake her middle-aged bootie, she clicks onto the "referred by" line.

And pauses.

And climbs down from her rickety chair.

And weeps just a bit as the truth becomes evident.

No Famous Blog in sight.

Thousands of Followers will not be arriving anytime soon.

And that t.v. show is definitely gonna have to wait.

Because the truth is there in that referring URL line:

You were witty on a comment on her awesomely famous blog or managed to have a funny blog post title at the time of said comment, thus garnering a tiny portion of her massive amounts of readers' attention.

Thus proving my theory.

*heretofore? Henceforth? Adam told me not to use fancy words. Or did he say to be creative with English? I don't remember.**

**Ok. That's a lie. I probably just wasn't paying attention.

***Defiitely HERself. Because all bloggers are women, right? Except for Jim, Adam, Lou, Mark and that handsome backpacking dude with the eyebrows.


Mark said...

Wow! I was mentioned on your Blog! Listen, that's totally exciting to me. So for that, I thank you.
Okay, so let me get this straight, you were mentioned on The Bloggess' site? I suppose I need to stop over there and become part of this world. Basically, I guess I need to step up my game, huh?
So if you were mentioned, Congrats! It is a big deal.
Your Friend, m.

Anonymous said...

Ohh... I didn't find you via The Bloggess' site. Like Mark, I think I better go find out what you're saying over there. ;-)

Anonymous said...

That is the greatest feeling. I'll admit that I've clicked on other blogs b/c of their comment and/or post title. Rarely do I subscribe to them after that. It's a sad sad world. I'll have to start subscribing to them just to be nice. said...

Oh hell no. I wasn't mentioned on her site! I just meant that sometimes I get hits from comments I leave over there. Hits from random OTHER bloggers. So, even less of a deal than you thought. phhbbbttt....

Brandie said...

So, what you're saying is that I should go leave comments over at the Bloggess?
Enjoy the jump in traffic. And don't rule that tv show out just yet. I totally picture you on tv ;-)

Unknown said...

But I bet some of those bloggers who clicked over from your comment will stick around now that they see how awesome you are!

Kim/reluctant renovator said...

Well, leave enough clever comments and at least the PR folks will think you have a popular blog. ;-)

We Know Stuff said...

I have to admit I have done that same "shake my bootie dance" when I suddenly get massive amounts of comments. Only to find that they are all spam, bummer!

(Found you over at Rosey Glasses)

nmaha said...

How does she do it? I came across her blog about 6 months back and was stunned!

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