What do the hit-monsters read?
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I have a point to this post other than to link to two other sites, really… you just have to read awhile.

So I was messing around, trolling (in a fishing sense) through my favorite sites, and found my way over to badinagoodway. After I finished checking all the picture archives, I actually started reading the page. Contrary to the author’s claims, it’s pretty interesting stuff, or at least amusing.

Now, I don’t want to piss off anyone more than necessary, so I would say you probably don’t want to check this site out if a guy indulging in guy-things offends you. If you think the concept behind the Man Show is a crime against humanity — this is not your site. (Unless you like nicely composed colors and webpage layouts — it’s worth a peek if you’re into that.)

But, speaking directly to the Guys in the crowd, this is one of those sites you dream about finding. Seriously. Forget about me and go there — you might never come back here, ever, but that’s okay. I will comPLETEly understand.

On the face of it, it’s a basic E/N (everything/nothing), male (and I cannot emphasize “male” strongly enough) twenty-something site, except it’s visually appealing (most aren’t). It’s one of the bigger E/N’s out there, raking in something like 3 to 4 thousand hits per day.

Yeah. You read that right.

Whenever I want to pop the balloon that is my ego, I remind myself that teen-cam sites and private blog pages with lots of celeb pix on them get more hits in a day than my monthly count.

But there’s this funny thing I noticed — the guy’s link list.

He doesn’t have many. Fine. Neither do I. He’s got a pretty simple system for ranking these links — if you’re on the list, you’re someone he likes, and if you get some !!!’s beside your name, then you’re someone he really likes.

Spacecheese is on the “!!!” list. Cool. Yay, Gordon. Anyway, I started to check out other people on the list…

Crap, crap, crap, hmm — interesting reading, crap, crap, interesting reading, crap.

The interesting sites were what I would call ‘typical’ blogs, pretty good ones — and they comprise the entire “!!!” list. Everything else was (forgive the review) badly arranged, poorly-written stuff with some fuzzy webcam shots (i.e.: the crap that makes me wonder why e/n sites are popular).

So, here’s my little Saturday Discovery: what do the hit-monsters really like to check out, when they are checking stuff out? Apparently, sites like Spacecheese — a place where the owner is writing about his life, and writing well.

Sometimes (once in a great while), that translates to “sites like me”. So, you get your 3000, 4000, 9000 hits a day, and then come over and find out what happened to me (or someone like me) on our piddling little blog.

I’ve thought about it. I like that.

Go check it out; it’s fun. Then go read Gordon, or Dave, or … well, even me, if you like.

It’s okay: the cool kids do it.


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