I’m not necessarily a media whore. I do not require a whole lot of attention. But as a person who once published a half-assed post about former Faith No More Guitarist Jim Martin and a giant pumpkin that generates multiple hits a day and has accumulated five times as many hits as any other posts on my blog…
I sometimes wonder what could drive even more traffic to my site. To try to get my head around this I feel I must break down that old post in its particulars.
It featured not one, but TWO images and references to people who have retreated from the public eye:
1. Rick Moranis
2. Jim Martin
Neither of these guys were exactly A-list celebrities, so their presence alone can’t account for the traffic. So let’s move on.
The only other part of this was a fairly mundane object made less mundane by one unusual characteristic .
So, it seems pretty clear that the key to traffic is the following formula:
Former Public Figure + Mundane Thing + Unusual Aspect of Mundane Thing
So clearly the way to generate traffic is to mix the following ingredients:
All of which leads to my blog title, “Former President Bill Clinton has a rash shaped like an ankh on his chest.”
Come on you anonymous internet lurkers. I’m ready for you.