I’d like you to take a look at something. Here it is:
That image brings more people to my blog than anything, anything else. Yesterday I had 145 visitors. Of those 145 visitors, 128 were here to look at that image. How do I know this? Well, take a quick look at the top search terms from yesterday:
pictures of nemo
photo of nemo
image de nemo
I also had a good one, “why is starship troopers 2 so bad,” but as you can see the thing people want, nay, demand to see is a picture of a cartoon fish. You may notice that my name does not appear anywhere on that list of search terms, too, in case the blow to my pride wasn’t sharp enough to make me feel really badly about myself.
If you’re a regular reader, and I assume there are some of you out there, then you know I try my best to make this blog interesting and eyeball-worthy. I’m not as colorful as some crime writers who blog, choosing instead to maintain a certain level of decorum, but I do want you to have a good time reading what I’ve written. And if you happen to get something of value out of my ramblings about writing and publishing, so much the better.
Or you can stare at Nemo. Just stare at him. Be hypnotized by his stripes.
Probably the most frustrating thing about the whole Nemo situation is that I have no idea how to fix it. The easiest thing would be to delete or rename the image, thus forcing web searchers into a broken link, but Google is such an efficient mechanism that it would find the picture wherever I put it, whatever I called it, and we’d be back in the same boat all over again.