Fellow travelers, welcome to my 500th post. I've been delaying writing this for several days, hoping something profound would tumble out of my brain and onto the keyboard, but in the words of the song, "I got plenty of nuttin'."
For those who read this blog regularly, you've seen the Feedjit box on the right hand side of the page. It tells me from what city, state, country folks are dropping by. Behind the scenes, it also tells me the posts that are read most frequently (I refuse to label them as "most popular", sounds like Jr. High School). So...you might be surprised to know these three posts have been viewed most often:
1. What Does Your Bumper Sticker Say About You - an encounter where I come bumper-to-bumper with homophobia
2. My Personal Declaration of Independence - an alternative to New Years resolutions
3. Thinkin' Like A Squirrel Can Make You Nuts - a series of stories about battling cracked out squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons (seems lots of folks have this problem)
Funny thing is, folks come to these posts not because they are regular Texas2Tennessee readers, but through Google searches they've done on the subject matter. And this doesn't just happen occasionally, but every single day.
I wonder why these three posts get the most traffic and not a poem or a rant or a story about losing love or finding love? Surely those are more likely subjects for common ground in our collective life experiences. Feedjit doesn't tell me how long they've stayed on the site or even if they've read the post. This, I'd like to know. I'd also like to talk with every person who comes to my site through one of these posts. I bet we'd have a lot in common and maybe learn something from each other.
What do you think?