Imagine my sheer shock and delight at being directly linked to in a post by Mel over there at that amazingly comprehensive blog, Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters. Thanks to Mel, my traffic has shot up this weekend. Unfortunately, I can't help but wonder what these poor souls must think when they get here, because forsooth, the language! Times like these make for interesting stat viewing. People are directed here from a particular blog - some read the recommend post(s) and promptly leave, others don't even bother reading, likely put off by the first usage of "fuck". Sorry dears. The final group, well, they come here and like what they read. That, or they are paralysed with terror and overcome with such disgust, they cannot click away. Entirely possible.
I'm aware that I'm an acquired taste. No doubt some think that I could do without the liberal sprinklings of profanity, and perhaps I could. However, I enjoy swearing. There, I said it. I don't have much opportunity to swear in real life, so the blog is my forum to say whatever I want. Surprisingly, in my three years with this blog I have never had a troll. Ever. I swear horribly, I call other peoples' children freaks, and have talked of waving my fanny at my RE from an open car window. Yet, some keep reading. It beggars belief really.
In my quest for advertising on BarrenAlbion, I have applied for BlogHer ads. I don't know if I'm allowed to say that, as they send spies round to have a look at blogs to see if they are appropriate for BlogHer advertisers. Nonetheless, one of the questions on the application form is whether or not profanity is used on the blog. It was only a tick box, so I was forced to refrain from typing, "Fuck yes", which is rather unfortunate. I am wondering if my mouth will get me in trouble like it did in my teenage years when I'd spend months on end grounded due to not knowing when to shut up. Ah, see teengage Pru, your mother was right - no one likes a smartass.
In unrelated news, I have *finally* updated my blogroll over yonder. You do not want to know how old some of those links were, it was frightening. I still have a few more to add here and there, but I currently lack the patience and sheer dedication that this task requires. I have added a shitload (oops) of new blogs, so please do yourselves a favour and go read some of those ladies. If I have left you out, please let me know by comment or email (barrenalbion at g mail dot com). Based on my reading preferences, are there any more blogs you can recommend? I don't require vulgarity of course, but I do require some humour. Blandness is not my forte. With my 130+ feeds on Bloglines I totally need some new reads, as I'm clearly suffering from a surplus of spare time.
I have kept some bloggers who haven't updated in eons, in the vain hope that they will surprise us all and write something soon. It's seriously the highlight of my day when a long-silent blogger emerges from the shadows to blog again. Sad, I know. Speaking of great bloggers, Ornery's link says she's pw protected, is this true? If so, anyone know her email address so I can get the hook-up?
I must go to bed now. My eye is pussing and is making a most unattractive puddle on my brand new laptop. Kidding, kidding. About the leaking puss, not the puss itself, that's totally oozing slowly out of the corner of my eye. Send help.