Gut Rumbles

February 08, 2005

this is true

I should have mentioned this fact in one of my posts about blogging. A lot of people put their blogrolls in alphabetical order, so if you call yourself "Zoo King," you're going to be on the shit end of the alphabetical stick and miss a lot of hits because people are too lazy to scroll all the way to your link.

As a rule, I receive a LOT more referrals from blogs that have me listed as "Acidman" than I do from those who list me as Gut Rumbles. A blog called "Abner, Li'l" will get more hits than one called "Li'l Abner." It's simply a reflection of human laziness.

So... name your blog something that starts with the letter "A." It'll pay off in the long run.


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Posted by: Sigivald on February 8, 2005 01:42 PM

So, how many do you get as "Uncle Acidman?"

Posted by: Christina on February 8, 2005 04:30 PM

Hmm. Well, I do agree that "A Small Victory" is a fairly disappointing blog, considering all the hype it receives.

Yet "Acidman" sounds far more interesting and enigmatic than "Gut Rumbles," which, let's face it, only sounds like a bad case of indigestion.

Posted by: sadie on February 8, 2005 04:53 PM

I list mine in "vaguely 'reverse likelyhood that you've already heard of them' order". The bigger the audience they already have, the lower down the list they are, (though I'm usually guessing on that particular statistic).

Posted by: Strider on February 8, 2005 05:29 PM

Glad somebody agrees with a rather obvious point. Most everyone else just seems to think I'm an asshole. But that's a different issue.

Posted by: Velociman on February 8, 2005 06:42 PM

Well, we did that, but it was purely accidental.

Posted by: Jay on February 8, 2005 10:29 PM

In my younger days, driving a moving van, if I went to a city for a pick up, and had no delivery aboard, I wouldn't have paperwork with the local agent's address with me. I'd have to resort to the yellow pages. Try looking at the listings for movers in your town and see who's got the most leading 'A's. You'll see many inventive spellings of Aaron. I believe there was someone in Buffalo who managed 5 leading 'A's (the other thing I remember about Buffalo was all the 10 and 11 foot high bridges, I needed 12 1/2)

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) on February 8, 2005 10:40 PM

So, change the title in your html to "acidman" rather than "gutrumbles" and you'll get your wish. I always grab URLs depending on how the author sets his or her site.

Posted by: david on February 10, 2005 08:52 AM
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