about bikes and kids and barbecuing hog,
PAgent was busy posting bits of this and that
and he posted a clip about a toilet-flushing cat.
Feline that is, with OCD, and a plumbing fetish.
Well the next thing you know PAgent’s getting tons of hits,
from emails and forums and at least one Phunky Bitch,
and it proved one thing about people on the net:
they sure like clips about toilets and pets.
Video that is. YouTube, Flash media.
This blog has always been just a personal little corner of the web. Even after I switched to my own domain, and hits went up a bit, I was getting maybe 25 pageloads a day. Mostly friends of mine, and people who got here through a google search of some kind.
Back on August 1, someone emailed me this cute clip about a cat compulsively flushing a toilet. I thought it was funny, so I posted it here. No big deal.
Then Omegamom put a link to the post on one of her forums. And I started getting some additional pageloads. Then someone else posted to another forum, and then another. Then people started sending it to their friends in emails.
Before long I was getting 200, 300, even 400 pageloads a day! This was nuts! All this traffic to watch one little clip about a cat with a water fixation. Amazing.
And then the viral propagation scheme crossed some kind of threshold:
Sunday: 140 pageloads
Monday: 979 pageloads
Tuesday: 1,191 pageloads
Today: 1,575 pageloads and counting
This is insanity. But what the hell - I’m just going to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Well now it’s time to say goodbye to PAgent and his blog.
his stats just keep on climbing, he’s in something of a fog,
he sure would like to thank you folks for dropping by to see
the stuff he posts in this small slice of blog insanity.
Y’all come back now, y’hear?.
That’s…that’s a lot. Well, for us’ns.
Sorry?! Not sorry?!
I knew something like this was going to happen as soon as someone said she was going to pass it on…
I can say I was a PAgent fan before it was cool to be a PAgent fan.
I missed that here! But I’ve seen it elsewhere since. I filed it under “cats”, but my co-blogger filed it under “toilet”. Fascinating. my cat Biscuit loves to watch the toilet flush, but I’m glad he hasn’t learned to CAUSE it! Congrats on the traffic!