A not very scientific analysis
Seeking to up the volume of traffic to this little blog of mine, I recently joined a free service that can help drive some eyeballs my direction.
The way it works is this: you have to start out by earning credits. To earn credits, you surf the blogs and websites of other members, stay there for at least thirty seconds, and then click a button to log your visit.
Once you have credits, based on how many you have, your blog gets put into the rotation. With that, your site starts to get views, with the hope you’ll find some sticky visitors.
So I’ve been doing this, idly surfing websites, while watching television or doing other internet surfing, working to earn plenty of credits.
Over the past couple days, I’ve looked at a lot of blogs. I’ve even found a few new sites I’ll keep visiting (see, the process works!).
I’ve also discovered that there is A LOT of dreck out there.
So based on two days of this surfing along, here is my not very scientific conclusion:
The majority of blogs out there on the internets are written by Malaysian teenage girls. Some boys too, but mostly girls.
Malaysian teenage girls who like to post photos taken with their phone cameras.
Photos of themselves with their boyfriends. Photos of them with their BFF’s. And usually at least one photo of their parents who always *clearly* look like they don’t want to have their picture taken.
Oh, and food. Over the past days, I’ve seen a LOT of sushi, udon noodle bowls and a preponderance of mochi.
I knew mochi was gaining popularity here in the Bay Area, I had no idea just how crazy the Malaysian people are for this confectionary treat. Especially mochi ice cream. That shows up on a lot of blogs.
Who knew? Apparently, this whole time, if I wanted more views, I just needed to post this:
Behold, original mochi (with red bean paste center)