Swollow It All?

Traffic logs are great fun.

Okay, they’re not all fun. Thanks to the logs, I know that blogan get less hits in a month than major blogs get in a minute. I also know that only a few of blogan’s readers are repeat customers. I choose to ignore what that means.

The fun comes in when I see how people find blogan. Most searchers find blogan thanks to a few posts I wrote a long time ago about:

  • Amanda Congdon at Rocketboom. Yeah, I know, Amanda’s gone. Get your fix with Bethany at realVerse.
  • Do-it-yourself teleprompters and free teleprompter software. Now there’s a website that can do the text reversal and scrolling. I accidentally deleted the comment telling me about it, though.
  • Random header pictures on WordPress. There are now easier ways to do it — I’d recommend starting with the K2 theme.

You can use the search box at the upper right to find these articles.

Recently, a new search term started showing up in my logs: swollow. Yeah, I know — it’s not spelt rite. But that’s the only way I’ve seen it in the logs. The latest perv to visit blogan was searching for “swollow it all.” I’m sure he thought he’d hit the jackpot. After all, I have a post called Swallow Chicks. Hey, pervs! The Swallow Chicks threesome are joined by two more hot chicks here. Enjoy! ;-)

Yes, I do know why those searching for “swollow” find my site. Do you?

Rocketboom Me

Because Robert Scoble is my hero ;-), I now start my day the same way he does: watching Rocketboom. You should, too.

Rocketboom is a quirky vlog by Amanda Congdon. As Scoble says:

If I had real talent (and looks) I’d be Amanda Congdon. Just be happy I’m only doing text here.

Somewhat related… A month ago, I blogged why I disliked podcasting and why vlogging would never catch on. (That’s the joy of blogging — my stupidity is exposed and preserved for all to read.) Anyway…I questioned where a podcast would put web links.

[T]here’s no easy way to provide web links in a podcast. The transcript for this podcast has a link to Douglas Adams at douglasadams.com. That link is easy to say. What if the URL was 83 characters long and included strange characters? (You can find the tilde above the backtick character to the left of the number one key near the top left of your keyboard, unless you’re in Europe and then it’s…) No thanks.

Rocketboom simply puts the links below the video — problem solved!

More recently, I blogged why podcasting would catch on. (At least I’m teachable…) Not one to leave well enough alone, I finished by complaining about the potential cost of vlogging.

There was one disadvantage of podcasting I didn’t address before: podcasting is more expensive than blogging; at least it is if anyone’s listening. You have to pay for the bandwidth.

If paying for your bandwidth is a problem, consider it solved. Ourmedia.org now offers “free storage and free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software. Forever. No catches.” Assuming they can stay in business giving their service away for free, that’s an awesome offer.

I think I owe Scoble a hat tip for Ourmedia.org, too. Why are you still reading my blog? Go watch Rocketboom and read Robert Scoble!