May 222015
 

Sometimes I like to entertain myself by imagining a world where this site might be actually useful or interesting. In such a world, why, there would be articles on how do to things, and maybe fun monster profiles, or collected reviews, or in-depth longform treatment of relevant topics, you know, like a real site.

And then I remember. Oh yeah, we’re talking about this site.

You Will Never Find a More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

Wait, no, it’s not that bad. More like a “wretched hive of tripe and uselessness”.

And so it goes. I strive for all of the quality that I can cram in within about two hours a day, right after waking up. You are all stuck with whatever drivel happens to pour forth as I alternate typing at an article while wiping my eyes of sleep detritus and trying to suck down my first cup of coffee.

Re-reading that last sentence, really, it is a miracle that anything even remotely readable is ever produced here. Thank the gods for those brave stalwarts like Ironblaze who volunteer their time to write their own DDOGamer articles. Someone has to bring actual class and grace to this otherwise deficient waste of electrons and IP addresses.

But I digress. This is not about the lack of usefulness inherent in being DDOGamer.

My youngest son has been working to launch a commercial website, a very nice one, that matches recruiters with a specific type of healthcare provider known as a “travel” nurse. He is full of ideas and energy and has been pouring both into his site for several months. Among his efforts has been the discovery of tools that rank websites on all sorts of scales, looking for code correctness and page load times and SEO rank and all of those other attributes of a real site that DDOGamer can only dream about from a distance.

Just for fun, I plugged this site into one of them to see what would happen.

2376657th with a bullet!

2,376,657th In the world! Somewhere, there are other sites that are even less popular than this one!

I tried to find out exactly how many sites there are. Hopefully more than 2,376,658. But even if not, even if I am only beating one other site anywhere, still, there is that one site that is even less popular! Take that, even-less-popular site! Ha HAH!

DDOGamer: Proven To Be Not The Least Popular Site In The World!

Pretty catchy, huh? And also, true!

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  12 Responses to “2,376,657th With A Bullet!”

Comments (12)
  1. Geoff, seriously, dude – you put posts of every week day. They are fun, varied, entertaining, grammatically correct….

    You make the rest of us look bad πŸ˜€

  2. Don’t worry Geoff, low self-Websteem days won’t stop you!

    I suspect you have a more discerning Web clientΓ¨le (thanks spell checker) than Web metrics can truly track. http://www.google.com is probably the #1 site, but most people are probably just looking for the #2 site’s [Wikipedia] entry for what ever they are searching for πŸ˜›

    It would appear some people make it part of their daily/weekly ritual to check your site, you’ve started a cult.

    *Achievement unlocked*
    >>>Usefulness<<<

    Now you just need to figure out how to make us pay you to keep writing…

    Alternatively: keep posting videos and pics of your cats, and I'm sure the feline overlord [Ceiling Cat] will make sure that your lifelong efforts will be rewarded in the afterlife πŸ™‚

  3. Its a S L O W Bullet…..

  4. http://www.gamergeoff.com‘s U.S. ranking on Alexa is 843,386, which is not bad. The majority of the DDO player base is in the U.S., unlike LOTRO.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.gamergeoff.com

  5. Two resources the DDO blogsphere could benefit from are Quick Sprout and Problogger. If you are using a WordPress.org site like Gamer Geoff, there is much tweeking that can be done to improve search results and traffic. Following the above two blogs and implementing their ideas should bring considerable improve to any site which can be modified (unlike a WordPress.com site).

    http://www.quicksprout.com/blog/

    http://www.problogger.net/

  6. I think the number of web sites caps out at something like 4.2 million.

  7. You are all very nice, and I appreciate the very nice things you said. Thank you.

    Just for the record, I am totally cool with the uselessness of DDOGamer. In a way, I encourage it πŸ™‚

    • Your DDO blog is at least as useful as the DDO game itself, or at least as useless; spending time on trivial activities like video games or blogs entertain us. I’m all for entertainment for entertainment’s sake! πŸ™‚

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