Saturday, March 04, 2006

Blog-slot fever

My arm is sore, my eyes are dried out and my head is aching. I've been gripped by blog-slot fever. Two sites; Blogmad and Blogexplosion, operate a system whereby the more blogs you view, the more times your blog gets viewed. Be warned, this can get hypnotic. Both sites use the same system. Surfing from their site, a blog appears and a countdown begins. After thirty seconds, a series of numbers appear and you're told which one to click on. Then another site appears and the countdown starts again. For each site you see, you get a credit, and your site will be seen by someone else doing the same thing. The more clicks, the more views. If you click before the half minute is up, you don't get a credit. Some of the sites I've seen are quite interesting, and I've stayed for more than the required time (I hope you'll think this is one of them). But they are in the minority and with many others you're waiting for the clock to tick down to see what the next site is. This is where it gets addictive for me (as if I wasn't addicted enough to the net) as I click again and again, hoping the next site will be better than the last. I have seen an increase in my site stats, but I wonder how many of those hits are just people clicking away to get more people to see their site, which people aren't because they're too busy doing the same thing. I'd rather have fewer hits but people hanging around to see what's actually on the page, otherwise it's all a bit pointless.....

2 comments:

wesley said...

hahah that is SO true, and i feel exactly as you do with these systems...

but there is something oddly rewarding about it all. =/

Sideshow said...

Amen. You ain't the only one with the fever.