Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It Really Is The Little Things

I was casually looking at my Google Analytics today, and I noticed lately I was getting a lot of traffic from that YouTube gossip forum that I mentioned a few posts ago. I guess someone on the forum is linking to my post or site. I'm not sure, and I don't really want to check.

So I installed a code on my blog that redirects all incoming traffic from that site to this old video I made back in 2008 that was posted on my not-so-secret-but-used-to-be-secret YouTube channel:


And then I sat laughing for a good ten minutes while imagining people clicking a link to my blog from that gossip forum and getting redirected to that video instead. Obviously, they can still just type in my blog URL manually and get here, but I'm hoping most will get redirected a time or two from clicking the link before figuring that out. (I'm hoping the code works in all browsers, too.)

It's been a rough day and maybe it's a dick move, but it's harmless and I needed this laugh. It's been a while since I've laughed this hard. I spent all evening sitting on the bathroom floor looking at temporary apartment rentals because my other two backups fell through.

So I'm sorry. I'm sorry if you were trying to get here from that gossip forum and got that video instead. But I'm mostly sorry you were on a gossip forum in the first place.

Sigh. It really is the little things.

-joe