It’s not easy to do this, it’s not just type and click, type and click (maybe for The Jeary it is). But for me it’s a whole different story. I use all the basic stuff WordPress lets us use, I’m not a WordPress VIP like CNN or People, and I don’t always pull out great numbers for views per day, and my VPD is definitely not on the same scale as those premium VIP sites. I’ll get on average 22 or 23 views a day, and some days I’ll pull of anywhere from 40 to 100. I’d say that is pretty good for a site that has as much advertising as mine. I think that over the year that Bandew444’s has been around… well, all I can say is it’s definitely better than it was for the first 8 months (March – October ’08). If you would like to see anything in a post, and I used to put this in EVERY post for those first 8 months (there was about 5), just leave a comment. No one ever does, the last one I saw was on the Michael Jackson post. I constantly check my stats, which aren’t that good until later in the day. I can’t wait until my views every day get up to just the right number so I can consider my site a very popular one. I don’t plan on that happening anytime soon, I still have a lot of work to do. Even if I ever do get there, I don’t plan on signing up for a VIP blog. I saw that it costs $600! Ok, enough about my site’s views. What about The Jeary? It got all the views my blog had in it’s first 8 months in ONE DAY. That’s probably all of The Jeary’s friends, though. I haven’t gotten any trafficking from there, and I thought I would get all sorts of views. I get more views from my YouTube for Bandew444’s. Lame. On The Jeary’s second day, he got ten more views than Bandew444’s, and I got kind of jealous. But now, I feel sorry for him. It looks like he puts a ton of effort into those posts, but gets NO views at all! He hasn’t gotten any for the past 3 or 4 days. I just don’t think that it’s fair. Maybe it is, and I’m just over reacting. I have to remember this is his first month. Right now it’s getting late, and I’m not sure I can write or complain or what ever you want to call this much more. I might do a part two or something. So if you are still reading this, congratulations you made it to the end. We’ll see what the future holds for Bandew444’s.
Tomorrow holds an unexplainable adventure. — Smelly, NOFX
I don’t know how many people know about this, but if I had to guess I’d say about a quarter of every one on YouTube knows this. YouTube has this new Beta Channel, and yes, I know I am a little late on this subject. I just discovered it a couple weeks ago. If you want to look, go to Bandew444’s TV . If you want it you can go to the Link on the blogroll that says “YouTube Beta Channel”. The Beta Channel still has a few flaws, such as watching HQ videos on the channel, but other than that, it’s fine. Make sure you’re logged in to YouTube before you try to get the Beta Channel!
The California punk band NOFX and their lead singer, Fat Mike, have had some controversy over one of their newest songs, Creeping Out Sara from the new album, Coaster. If you don’t know, Spin.com describes the as a “Canadian duo of singing lesbian twins”. I completely disagree with them. If you want, you can check out the article entitled, “Exclusive Song: NOFX Dis Tegan and Sara: Cocaine? Angelina Jolie? Incest!?! The skate-punk veterans take aim at Canada’s singing lesbian sisters. Listen here!” http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-song-nofx-dis-tegan-and-saraI personally love this album and song, and find nothing wrong with it. NOFX is and always will be one of my favorite bands. So, Fat Mike… if you’re reading this, good job. :). You can see it right here from Bandew444 TV. In the Fat Wreck Chords newsletter, it said,
“Just for the record I wanted to say that I wrote the song, “Creeping Out Sara” to be funny and offensive and even a bit danceable. There seemed to be no problem, until a couple of magazines printed that NOFX were dissing Tegan and Sara in the song. Totally backwards. I was dissing myself in this song. I like Tegan and Sara and Sara was a total sweetheart when we met and talked that day I sing about in the song. The next day I felt like a total creep, so I wrote a song about how lame and inappropriate some of my questions were. So yes, there is offensiveness and disrespect in the song, but it’s all directed at me, Fat Mike (Drunken Creep, opponent of Prop 8, Morman church hater, and proud writer of many offensive songs).
Now Iron Maiden on the other hand…”
I don’t see why anyone would find this offensive toward Sara and/or Tegan either. NOFX has had plenty of offensive songs, yet, I haven’t heard anything about them. I think people are just to critical about this kind of stuff. I, well, I just don’t understand.