“I don’t wannnnnnnnnnnt to write on my blog any more, Kelly.”
“That is ridiculous. Why?”
“I don’t know. Like, if you look at that ‘Science Fact’ post. That is an embarrassment. It’s way too long, it doesn’t really convey its points clearly, it makes too many points, and I have this jokey voice that stands in for actual humor. Like, how many times can I say the word ‘douchebag?’ A LOT, apparently, because I insert it into everything I write. I just… I am reading all this coverage of it elsewhere and am like… yeah, you did it. Me? Nope.”
“Well, you know people who would be willing to edit your stuff. Why don’t you ask them?”
“Because they don’t caaaaaaaaaaaaare. Because I suuuuuuuuck.”
“HOLY CRAP THERE IS A LINK TO THE SCIENCE FACT THING ON SHAKESVILLE.”
Every day, I become more convinced that Melissa McEwan is some kind of superhero. I really, really do.
So! Seven hundred and ninety people I do not know! I am assuming that you read that one really stupid and vaguely sexist post about Kevin Spacey tormenting us all in the infernal pits of Hell, and agree with my general assessment, so now there are only about four of you left. Welcome! I look forward to driving you all away very soon.
I know my posts about Palin, or even her daughter Bristol have generated tons of traffic, and I wonder why she has become this Internet magnet for attention.
I guess because you either love her or hate her.
Seriously. I would actually recommend that you read it, so that you can see how little point there is to reading it. (“There are other possible reasons: her personal brand of sex kitten feminism or sex kitten non-feminism.” Really, Bonnie?) I mean: writing a post clearly intended to drive traffic to your blog, rather than to convey a point – I get it. It’s super cheap and icky, but I get it. Writing a post that is about the traffic on your blog? That, my friends, makes you a douchebag.