If you’re reading this blog for the very first time, there’s a pretty good chance you googled “Megan Fox” and that’s what led you to our site. How do I know this? Because according to our analytics, this piece I wrote about Ms. Fox back in August is YOMYOMF’s single most read blog. And not by a little. It’s been read almost 4 times as much as our second most popular blog, my fellow Offender Roger’s take on the upcoming Red Dawn remake.
Now you would think this is an accomplishment I’d be proud of, but the opposite is true. In fact, I’m asking everyone reading this now to not only click on the link to Roger’s blog, but ask at least five friends to do so as well. And in case you missed it in my previous paragraph, here is that link to his piece again. I would love it if his post got a bunch of hits and took over the title as our most read. Why? Because the success of the Megan Fox blog really has nothing to do with me or this site and it must be stopped. That blog must be forgotten and buried and not allowed to see the light of day anymore.
A closer examination of our analytics paints a different picture of the success of the Megan Fox blog. On average, each person who visits Roger’s blog spends six minutes and one second reading it. On my Megan Fox blog—42 seconds. That basically means the following is happening: some dude is googling “Megan Fox” in the hopes of finding some scantily clad photo, it brings him to my blog, he quickly scans it and realizes there is nothing there for him to masturbate to (plus the article itself is sort of weird) and he exits the site. Yup, that’s about 42 seconds. So 6 minutes with Roger Fan or 42 seconds with Megan Fox…no real contest, is it? Roger is the clear winner.
Look, I’m glad it’s driving traffic our way and I’d like to think there are at least a few people who read the piece and decide to check out the rest of our site (if that describes you, feel free to leave a comment below letting me know this is not just my wishful thinking), but I don’t want that blog to be the definitive example of what YOMYOMF represents because frankly, I don’t think my writing there is even that good. That was written barely a month into our existence when I was still struggling to find a voice and style and I’d like to think I would do much better with it today. So not only is it our most read blog, it’s also one of our suckiest!
So once again, I implore all of you to click onto Roger’s blog and tell all your friends to do so as well (here’s the link again in case you weren’t paying attention). Think of it as a new year’s gift to me. Let’s knock Megan Fox off her pedestal and replace her with Roger Fan and make the world right again.
However, if anyone out there is planning on starting an Asian American blog in 2010 and want some advice on how to drive traffic to your site–well, write about Megan Fox. That’s all it takes. Trust me.
Finally, happy new year to everyone in our extended YOMYOMF family! Oh yeah, and this: