Thursday, December 9, 2010
You know what it is, right? Deriving pleasure from others' misfortunes. Everyone has it on occasion. So I did a little experiment. Earlier I wrote a post about the biggest break-up days of the year--supposedly December 3rd-6th--ring a bell? I have been thinking recently that my readership has been suffering--yeah, who the hell wants to read about a woman in a happy relationship? Y'all want the not so nice stuff--the ugly, seamy underbelly of online dating. My hypothesis was that if I used a very provocative title, all of my supposed followers would come out of hiding to read my blog again. Anyhow, the title I used was Break-Up Days--
And wouldn't you know, my hits exploded over the next few days! I'm guessing that most of you out there thought, erroneously of course, that Xing Fu & I had called it quits. So there it is! Proof that people love a little schadenfreude & that my happiness does not make for good blog fodder as now my readership is down.
So I put this question out into the blogosphere--Is it true that a blog is more interesting when the writer is not happy or at least not contented?