Well, this last week my blog has EXPLODED. My page views have skyrocketed. Almost 200 page views in 2 days. Considering I only have a total 500 page views since the start of the blog, that a pretty big frickin' deal. 40% of my total page views over a year in 2 days. Holy moly. My head's exploding a little bit.
So, of course, the question is why? What happened that made my last post, What Characters Haven't Got Together? Let's See, oh so popular? Was it just the brilliantly funny, clever writing? Was it the fascinating subject matter? Has all the hard work finally paid off?
Yeah, right. No, it was nothing to my credit it turns out. It was three little words which I have used separately many times. I put them together, and BANG, blogging sensation:
DAN AND BLAIR
The little thing I picked up on monday's Gossip Girl was apparently A HUGE DEAL online, as everyone and their neighbour was googling it, and landing on my little blog post. So it wasn't me. It was some stupid couple that I hate. I'm so proud.
I almost feel bad for all the people who clicked on my link, expecting a Dair post, only to find my ramblings about Rusty and Ashleigh's budding romance on Greek (which, by the way, got me zero page views). The stuff I had written about Dan and Blair was deep into the post, so any Dair fans probably skipped out before they ever found anything they were looking for. That's the thing about page views: just because they clicked on it, doesn't mean they read it. Evidenced by the zero comments I got.
In fact, most of the views I got were for the images I had gotten from Google. Even less to do with me. Well, for all you people looking for Dan and Blair photos, here's the jackpot:
Aww, the cute little scheemers.
And look, them standing awkwardly next to each other, not doing anything romantic!
And oh wow, an actual kiss. This is funny, since I never remember them kissing. Either I missed an episode or someone's really skilled with photoshop.
And in case you actually want to know what's going on with these two crazy kids here's a link to an article featuring the creators, who say they will only be really good friends, nothing more. Yeah, right.
And to balance out all the craziness of the Dair fans (and I still can't believe there are DAIR fans), a photo of the only Gossip Girl couple that really matters:
Sadly, when I write about Chuck and Blair I don't get any page views. Apparently people don't care about them or there are already too many people writing about them. Maybe I have hit on a niche in the internet, a fan base that desperately needs a blog. I could become the Dan and Blair blog. I mean, I would hate what I was writing about, but I'd sure get a lot of page views. Or I could write about equally obscure yet oddly popular couples, like, I dunno, Evan and Rebecca from Greek, or Penny and Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, or Jules and Greyson from Cougar Town. I didn't know anyone cared about them. But, you know, whatever gets me hits.
Now, I'm sure this post won't get 200+ page views. The Dan and Blair craze has seemed to settle down, at least until the next GG episode. But this whole thing did make me think. A few of the blogs I read do weekly reviews of shows. I'd have fun doing that. Now, I'd ask what shows you want me to review, out my regular schedule:
Big Bang Theory
But, to get back to the beginning of this post, no one comments on this blog. I guess I'll just have to pick. I think I'm going to try three shows:
Gossip Girl--Because it got me so many page views already, and so much happens in one episode that it gives me so much to talk about. Plus, none of my friends watch, so I'll finally have a forum to share my Chair love.
Greek--Because I love Casey and Cappie, and I love Rusty, and Ashleigh, and I basically just love this whole show. And, it's a less popular show that not many other people will be writing reviews on, so I have void to fill. And it's a teen show, and this is, after all, a teen blog.
I might also add Teen Mom, if I find enough to talk about.
So, for the 5-10 people who read this today, there's something to look forward to. And for the 200+ people who stumbled across this looking for some Dair love, welcome, thanks for visiting. Come back on monday, if you want. I'm sure there'll be more Dair in the next episode. And I promise I'll write about it, just for you :)