" a piss ant blog" -Rikimaru

"Dethtron, you are...an asshole" - 38% of Dick Move Readers

" I probably won't read unless I'm bored as shit at work" - A. Hack

"I cannot bring myself to actually read this drivel"- anonymous

"pox riddled post coital stain of a blog"- anonymous

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Blogging Oedipal Complex

In writing up the announcements for the House of Paincakes today (an honor which usually falls on Lauby's shoulders, but apparently he was too busy with things that he'll no doubt assure me are not in any way related to Fallout New Vegas) I realized something- its readership is about to surpass Dick Move and in record time, no less. 

Let's set the mood for the rest of this micro rant (too obtuse?- meh fuck it, if you get it, it's kind of hilarious).

A little over two months ago, Lauby and I started out quest to dominate the tabletop community by attempting to create a place where everyone is welcome and good ideas are promoted rather than shit on.  So far I think it's been a smashing success, growing to nearly 100 readers in a very short time for a hobby blog (just about 2 months give or take).  So why the bragging?  Well, it's a happy and sad time for me here.  Dick Move has still yet to hit 100 followers.  We all want to see our children grow up to be successful, but the day that you realize that they are better off than you are is a little bit of a downer.  Knowing that your son can now destroy you and have his way with your wife is a sobering thought.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to host an exclusive pity party; seriously, how fucked up would it be to complain that something I'm involved in is too popular?  Neither am I really trying to brag.  I like to think of myself as a downright humble person at the end of the day.  Astute readers will have noticed by now that with the exception of a few choice individuals, I usually criticize myself as much or more than anyone else I've made fun of.  It's all in good fun, after all.  I just thought that I'd take this occasion to reflect a little bit and share a random thought with you, the reader.


Gonewild said...

That album will always remind me of cigarettes, acid, and a little, grass-green Renault R-10...
Of course I will always visualize the Apocalypse Now scenes set to this song; Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen- Good stuff.

Lauby said...

yeah, I've been having the exact same thoughts about Laubersheimer Industries.

Also, it wasn;t fallout... fuck it... we all know it was. 50 hours since I got it last tuesday.

Hoagy said...

Meh, WCF is almost two years old, I don't even have the same number of comments as you!

It's (Dick Move) a successful Blog, old bean. Having said that, i'm not a fan of the google blog style, especially all this verification pifflery.

Keep it up, and the good work.



Loquacious said...

Fuck your dad? You got issues.

Fuck your readers? They seem to love it.

Dave G _ Nplusplus said...

Well holy crap, I wasn't a follower yet - ding, 95.

Brent said...

I'm not sure you can judge a blog entirely on 'followers' - some of the blogs around that have a ton aren't that great, but were around in 2008.

Also the type of blog is a pretty big impact; Dick Move is atypical, so it's going to be harder to build an audience than a hobby blog.

You've got a large number of followers and an active comments section. It's among my favorite blogs because of its originality and style.

It is Not Brent's favorite, but he's an ass.

The number of followers is interesting - I've been to blogs that have a higher number than me but don't have a the same hits, assuming they've got an active hit counter, I mean.

I could go on - hell, I may knowing me. Point is, I'm not sure you can judge blogs these days by followers. There are far, far more blogs now than even 6 months ago.


Dethtron said...

Brent: True, but the HoP is now getting about 20% more hits a day than Dick move. Again, not complaining, but it's a little bittersweet.

thanks to everybody else for the comments as well. My self esteem is feeling better already....