Confessions of a view stats junkie: I am a tagging gigolo
In the wake of Tinkerbelle being called a blogging streetwalker, and with WordPress subtlety suggesting that I may be a little loose with my use of tags, the truth abruptly slapped me in the face with a rotting fish. I am a tagging whore.
Every time I publish a piece, WordPress politely and discreetly tells me how many tags I’ve defiled it with, only to then – in what seems to be virtual mocking – inform me that 10 the optimal number in order for readers to find TDoT. You know what, WordPress? It’s my blog and I’ll tag if I want to.
Author’s note: in order to achieve full visual impact, you need to read this while imagining Lesley Gore singing and yours truly throwing a temper tantrum.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m also addicted to checking the view statistics for my blog. WordPress for BlackBerry has enabled this monkey on my back, allowing me to acquire a fix with childlike simplicity, regardless of where I am. I’ve found myself waking up in the middle of the night and reaching for my phone, all the while cognisant of the fact it’s three o’clock in the morning and that normal people are sleeping. Thank fuck for TDoT readers in different time zones.
I’m planning to ponder my addiction and whoring over the weekend. I’m going to ask myself the big questions. For now though, I need to track down a suitable pair of hooker boots, as well as locate a corner on which to stand and check how many people have viewed my blog while I’ve been posting this.
21 tags: sorry WordPress, but I’m a filthy, blogging strumpet.
Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry on my BlackBerry Bold 9700
Written by disseminatedthought
December 10, 2011 at 10:55
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