Thursday, April 30, 2009

A linky-love recession?

How hard did I work to own the Carrie Prejean breast implant meme? Like a mofo.

So I'm checking SiteMeter and notice traffic off an Ace of Spades thread, check it out and it's Ace blogging about Carrie's fake tits. But it's not Ace that's linking me, it's a commenter.

Instead, Ace links Jammie Wearing Fool, whom I beat to this meme by at least a week. And then I go to Jammie's place and see that he got a freaking Instalanche.

So then, I notice I'm getting traffic from a Hot Air thread, but when I go there, it's not Allah linking me, it's also a commenter. Allah won't link me even though I was blogging about this at the Green Room this morning!

WTF? Is my blog-fu fading? Is it my breath? If I wanted to be treated like crap, I would have stayed in the newspaper business.

UPDATE: Welcome to the Linky-Love Deficit Syndrome Encounter Group, where we sit around and talk about our feelings about our anemic traffic. And hug and cry a lot.

UPDATE II: When it rains, it pours, and your protege gets linked by The New York Daily News. It makes a guy feel . . . inadequate.

UPDATE III: Brother Jimmie offers comforting words. We covet the linkage.

UPDATE IV: Carol at No Sheeples Here gives me a hug. And you know something? I think maybe Allahpundit is jealous because my wife of 20 years is still so freaking hot. And I'm going to rub his face in it by posting another hot photo of her from back in the day:

Yeah. They're real. And they're spectacular.


  1. Your blog fu's not fading, but I can't say about your breath, LOL!

    Bloggers go with variety. Are you getting a lot of Insty's already. Hot Air-a-lanches. There's got to be more out there for the big traffic. Expand the range of McCain's universe!

  2. He also serves who tees up an Instalanche for somebody else. But it still grates.

  3. Welcome to my world.

    Everyday I see something on Ace or Instapundit that I either blogged about a week earlier or that I tipped them about and the links always go somewhere else.

    Being blogger small fry I just have to assume that they have either been tipped multiple times and went with someone else or that they never saw my tip at all. I know they aren't reading my blog so they aren't linking in and stealing my stuff. Unless they sneak in under the cover of a search for Jana Defi, Ewa Sonnet or Sarah Palin Sex Video.

  4. Thanks for the moral support, guys. I hate to complain about traffic, because I'm doing better than ever. But so far as I know, I was the first blogger to mention Carrie's fakies -- and certainly, the first conservative blogger to do so -- and I've followed it up pretty aggressively. So now that it's finally becoming actual news, I naturally expect at list a wee bit of linky-love in recognition of having been prescient. I'm the Peter Schiff of fake-boob spotting.

  5. Stacy:
    Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the fire hydrant.
    Cheers from Grand Junction,

  6. Stacy, if it makes you feel better, you're MY go-to guy for any info on Carrie's fake boobies.

    Speaking of Ace not-linking, years ago, ALLAH linked me when he guest-posted at Ace's. Sigh. I used to be a contender...

  7. I feel your pain. And I often feel the same way.

  8. Just call me a Q-lister. I have yet to see any serious -lanche.

    Of course, the fact that I'm the very-quiet designated outsider who violates most of the Rules doesn't help any.

  9. well this was the first place i saw discussion of prejean's boobs so kudos. Speaking of boobs however I think you could be of great help in returning Mimi Miyagi to the GOP fold. (picture here. In my opinion the GOP can never have too many hot Filipino women with guns and House Kurita tattoos.

  10. Welcome to my world RSM. This happens to me all the time.

  11. RSM, Smitty,

    I've given you belated link love, now that I've returned from honeymoon, in a post about Specter (pttt).

    No doubt a link from me will provide you with at least, ooh, 5 or 6 hits. Enjoy!

    BTW, you know what would be an awesome wedding gift?

    A superfluous, yet large and unmissable, entreaty for your readers to visit my blog!

  12. If you could just work Carrie Prejean, Swine flu and tea parties into a smashing headline.
    (I am always appreciative of the trickle-down linky love I get from your site).

  13. You had a mullet? Seriously?!?!?

    You're wife is a saint, dude.

  14. Nice photo of a good looking babe. But who is the goofy looking guy standing next to her? :)

  15. Not just a mullet, Lana. I had the mullet, namely the cool Patrick Swayze mullet with (naturally curly) ringlets in the back. Chicks used to scream out their car windows at me when I was walking down the street, just because my hair was so cool. (OK, maybe my skinny butt had something to do with that, too.)

    From 1985 to 1997, that was a dozen years of some cool hair, and you can laugh all you want now.

  16. Hey, I am a voracious adherent to Rule number two because as the Other Mrs. McCain would say, "you're the man, baby!" Haven't made it to Rule number 5 yet because every time I point out a guy I think is hot to my friends they give me a look of absolute horror. Hugs.

  17. I'm with Chad. I wrote about the inherently better looks of conservative women a couple of weeks ago in response to those scary "Code Pink Cuties" posts. This week, Matthew Archbold writes about the same thing and has almost 20 comments on that post.

    Of course, his writing is clever and mine sucks. But first is first, dammit!

    Oh, and I was waaaaaay out front on the Carrie Pejean fake boob thing. I had a very funny blog post written in my head before you posted, R.S. Honest. Just because I never got around to actually writing it doesn't mean I shouldn't get any credit. Oh wait, I guess it does.

  18. From this point forward, the "R." in "R. Stacy McCain" stands for "Roadhouse".

    'Cause that's how we roll, baby.

  19. What they said. Like, welcome back to our world, where you toil in obscurity and everyone knows you're a mushroom because they keep you in the dark and feed you a lot of shit.

  20. She looks hot.

    You, however, look like you're trying to desperately to be lead drummer for Journey or something.

  21. Your wife is married to Rod Stewart?


  22. I know this is an old post but I thought would mention that Andy Levy specifically mentioned your work on this on Red Eye.