Always outnumbered. Generally overdresssed.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Narcissism


I keep at least one beady eye more or less permanently fixed on my sitemeter. In fact, I've recently upgraded it so I now tells me what you're wearing. Scamp's puff in December obviously gave me a major spike in readership, which for the two days I was on his front page peaked at 250 readers a day. Surprisingly, some might say, not all those people added me immediately to their RSS feeds. In the intervening period I expect the heady mix of prejudice, pretentiousness and pessimism may have put some people off - but I've noticed a new trend in referrals, and reckon I now have a core readership of about 60 people who come regular like, referring from their feedburners or bookmarks. This readership is mainly drawn from London agencies, including, in no order at all: W+K, BBH, Fallon, DDB, Publicis, JWT, VCCP, O&M, Iris, McCann's and Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw. Hello there.

Overseas readers hail from Australia, Spain, India, South Africa and Germany. In fact I get loads of referrals from someone called Textergesucht in Germany. Sorry about the Nazi thing - but I suspect working for Leagas Delaney you can't afford to be that offended by them.

I also have one Romanian reader, it can't be...could it...?

My sitemeter also tells me exactly what people have searched for to get here. One search this morning from Brighton was for "trevor beattie wanker" - I hope you found what you were after. Another unusually frequent search, frequent enough to form its own percentile on my referral readout, seems to be "nick tasker advertising", which pulls the first post I ever wrote, about his Westfield advert. I assume this must be his Mum, I mean, no-one would Google themselves 09.35 on a Monday morning would they?

Not many people comment, and those that do often have their own blogs - and have found their own online voice, you might say, if you were a cunt. Scamp, ITIABTWC and Dave Trott all like to get their oar in, although I haven't seen Dave round here since I published his post the other day. Please do comment, most visitors read them and it makes it all seem less pointless than it, no doubt, is.

Keep reading 'cause I have big plans afoot. Including, hopefully, my article for Which Speculum? (though I haven't heard a peep from them since last year) and more from Brother Stevie and Brother Alex. If you'd like to get involved, and you know Flash, and don't mind taking orders, please get in touch on the electronical mail.

Sorry if this is all terribly boring for you, it's a feature of my autism you see.

15 comments:

PH said...

You forgot your one Irish reader. Well, based in Ireland. I thought the Dave Trott post was inspired, and I'm sure he's big enough not to have taken it personally. I'm surprised you haven't had any words of wisdom from Romania/Transylvania yet? BTW, did you see the news article that they're publishing the old Nazi newspapers as inserts in German papers?

Holly said...

Kitcatt Nohr MURRAY Shaw?

I think Vonnie Alexander might have something to say about that...

Gordon Comstock said...

PH - Yes, this appears to be the only blog on which she withholds judgement.

I did actually devise something even worse than the DT post, but I didn't feel I could run it. If you'd like to see please email me.

Gordon Comstock said...

Thanks Holly, amended. But that would make her literally the only person in the world who gave a shit.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Gordon, had a busy month at Which Spec. Rest assured your piece is well and truly inserted though.

mm said...

i don't work at any of those wankey places. And I only like this blog because I have an unhealthy obsession with cunt. You use it well.

Gordon Comstock said...

mm - Well do make sure you pick up a copy of Which Speculum? next month - it'll be just your bag.

PH said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4240668/Adolf-Hitler-taken-away-from-parents.html

Emma says said...

I have you saved on my bookmarks and have a read everyday.
I don't work at an agency though, I'd probably class me as 'other' under your stats.

mm said...

there's a tequila buzz in my blood...i can't wait.

Ainara said...

"online voice"????
That's a good one.

I like to think of mine as that of a bat-crazy old lady who talks to teapots.

Anonymous said...

i have your blog bookmarked and look at it on a daily basis, sometimes 2 times a day or 3. when nothing has been updated i feel like im on a come-down.


lcc advertising student.

Anonymous said...

I'm another other with Voodoo in my Netvibes as of today- via Real Men Write Long Copy.

El Mariachi said...

you have a Jordanian reader too.

I have to say I especially enjoy your mix of of prejudice, pretentiousness and pessimism. It brings me back several times a day.

Gordon Comstock said...

12.16: Aren't you risking the death penalty by even reading this? Dude, I'm touched.