Labor Day is again in the rearview mirror and I must say it’s refreshing not to have to deal with the September “Let’s Book Some Revenues” flurry of activity for the second straight year. Instead, I got to enjoy the US Open and even sat next to a lady filming Federer through her binoculars – that’s right, putting her camera lens up to her binoculars’ eyepiece. Not quite funny enough for me to take a picture, but close.
Anyhoo, as you might be able to tell, I’m at a bit of a crossroads regarding the future direction of good WPz. The iPad giveaway was not the runaway success I predicted; in fact, only two people put in a serious effort (and one of them, a loyal reader, intended to take some professional risk to spread the word – which we ultimately agreed was not for the best.) So Ben from Australia has an iPad headed his way, delivered tomorrow in fact. Congrats, Ben! Enjoy and let us know when you get it (also to help confirm that I didn’t just make that sh*t up.)
Overall traffic has been up a bit in the last couple months, some credit to the iPad contest and some to Twitter. The site is now ranked like 6,121,027th by Alexa, up from like 12,252,393th a few months ago. (Just to get a taste of the neighborhood I’m in, #6,121,026 is stuffthatlookslikemyballs.com and #6,121,028 is fightcanineallergiesnow.com.) So I’m trying to figure out what direction to take from here.
1. Close up shop (writing this stuff is a bigger time-sink ass-pain than you’d think).
2. Change the nature of the blog a bit. Like, establish a tighter theme or focus and find some other contributors to help carry the load. Or, maybe try out some new career choices (carnie, teriyaki chef, etc.) and make the site a chronicle of those endeavors. Or I might post my funny cat videos.
3. Pron. (I’ve already received overtures from a producer looking to establish Wasted Potentialz as the Barely Legal for overly educated ladies.)
4. Keep on keepin on, just in a much more lazy fashion. Not posting much in the last several weeks hasn’t really had the negative impact on traffic that I would’ve imagined. I’m going on a little vacation next week, so I’ll hopefully have it all figured out by the time that’s over. I’ll keep you posted.
For the five people out there who haven’t seen/heard this, here’s Cee Lo Green – better known as one half of Gnarles Barkley. (I once shared a flight to London with Cee Lo and Danger Mouse, even got to tell them I enjoyed their music. They seemed content to know that they’d pierced the highly coveted middle-aged white guy market.) Language is obviously NSFW.