05 June, 2009

Am I a Stat Whore?

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The One and Only Donny Osmond



Only my truly dedicated readers know of my coincidental association with Donny Osmond. There are two mega-star singers who share my age, and they have been "with me" since they became child stars many years ago: the inimitable Donny Osmond and the incomparable Michael Jackson. The three of us (perhaps the two of them don't know this) are all the same age (50).

If I were a stat whore, I'd be posting about Donny Osmond every day. Why Donny Osmond? Because Donny Osmond is responsible for a hefty chunk of my random visits here at The Colorist. Sometimes I regret ever posting a picture of Donny Osmond. Don't get me wrong. I like Donny Osmond just fine. He is a fantastic singing artist and personality in his own right. And much more popular than I knew. I know that from my stat counter.

My photo of Donny is the most often visited page of my "Came From" stat, after my subscribers and home page hits. He is a more powerful attractant than Matisse, van Gogh and Jackson Pollock. By a long shot.

We all work our hardest to get good content on our artist blogs. Good content would be an image of one's art, some text about the personal process of getting this art created, and some posts about the broader context of one's art. Broader context comes in the form of one's influences, both past masters, living artists and also the community of artist bloggers who share their art online.

That's good content. Stat whore content would be placing SEO (search engine optimized) phrases in incongruous places all over one's posts. If I were a true S.W., I would figure out a way to fit in names like E lvi$ Pre $ ley or Ang el in a Jo lie. But, what sort of silliness would that be? After all, I have Donny Osmond!

Seriously, my blog is graced with fairly modest statistics regarding readership. I value every one of you who reads here at The Colorist. I am very glad that more readership has come this way because of the daily posting for a month project, the River Series, and my new membership at Twitter.

I'll leave the SEO monkey shines to the experts.

In the interests of full disclosure, I have discovered that D.O. is about half a year older than myself. Jacko is nearer my own age, with his birthday about a week away from mine. How nice.


6 comments:

Jala Pfaff said...

Ha ha ha...that's hilarious, that they come looking not for Van Gogh or Casey Klahn, but the inimitable Donny Osmond! Ha! :)

Casey Klahn said...

I can't win...

harrybell said...

You youngsters! David Bowie abd I look down on you from our shared month and year (January 1947) ;0)

Casey Klahn said...

Like I said...no way to win.

A toast to DB and to you, Harry.

Petra Voegtle said...

hey Casey - I did something even more hilarious on my photoblog "Magic Worlds" - during winter I posted some snow photos from a snow covered field - the title of the post was "Bums, Bellies and Boobs" because it exactly looked like that.
The link is http://tinyurl.com/lf2v2r

You can imagine that the visitor#s for this post skyrocketed of course and STILL does.

You cannot imagine my deep grin about the stupidities of this world? I think you can...
it was a wonderful test!

Casey Klahn said...

Har! I get enough nasty spam at twitter, so I don't need the headache.

Your blog is so fine, it hardly needs the boost, Petra! Search Engine Optimization is a big mystery to me, though.

I just keep plugging away!

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