Friday, April 27, 2012

The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Part 5 of several

In fifth place with 361 page views and 7 comments* is First post: Why this blog? posted on March 21, 2011. It's no secret how this entry got to be in the top 10. It's been around the longest, it explains the motivation for this blog to new readers, I've linked to it several times, and, finally, in Google searches for "motie" or "moties" (the second and third most popular search terms for this blog the past two years), the image I used for the first post appears in the first line of the first page of results.

That's a much higher result than for the original source of the image over at Larry Niven's site. Go figure.**

The only odd thing about this post is that it fell out of the ten most viewed list after a couple of months, only to return to the top ten back in December or January. At least I can explain people started reading it again, unlike U.S.-China EcoPartnerships: The CoDominion plans for sustainability. I'm still mystified about how that became popular.

I know I promised to cover at least two posts from now on in the previous entry in this series, but I couldn't figure out how to link a second entry to this one. Besides, as the first post, it deserves to be commemorated by itself. Also, this part of the series is short. I'll make up for it by having a later post look at three at one time.

For the song, I could recycle the one from Happy birthday to Crazy Eddie's Motie News, but it's no longer the blog's birthday. Instead, I present "Video Killed the Radio Star" (lyrics here) which was the first music video on MTV.

Previous posts in this series

The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Part 1 of several

The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Part 2 of several

The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Part 3 of several

The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Part 4 of several

* This post has continued to rise in readership, as it currently has 445 page views, 80 of them just this past month, enough to put it in fourth place overall. As for the seven comments, that's the most any of my posts have ever received. I hope it doesn't continue to be all downhill from the beginning as far as comments are concerned.

** This isn't the first time I've managed to eclipse the original online. Google "Neon Vincent," one of my other noms de net. One of my other blogs is currently in first, and higher ranked than the underground comics character created by Skip Williamson and some of the other results on that first page are also me (not or; that's someone else).


  1. Narb congratulates Le Grande Motie on a fine first year. However, he wishes you'd write more about Jello, the history of Jello, uses for Jello around the house, and of course, Jello wrestling.

    Hopefully, these will be reoccuring topics in Year Two.

    1. Narb, you ended up getting jello shots during the second and third year of this blog. Happy?